Before the Bologna Children's Book Fair, we visited Venezia again! I was so excited to go there because I had started to read an amazing book about the history of Venice, Storia della Repubblica di Venezia by Nanami Shiono.
Venezia from Lido. I learned from the Shiono's book that the Campanile at the piazza San Marco used to be lighted at night for the ships coming in from the Adriatic sea passing Lido inlet. This must be the first sight of Venezia that seamen saw, coming back from their voyage.
This time we also visited Murano and Burano, beautiful islands!
This time I somehow didn't manage to make any nice sketches. It was too cold and raining!
In Venice all the campo and campiello (squares) have a well or two called Pozzo. But these are not for pumping ground water but for collecting rainwater and purifying it. Venice has available water but Venetian could not use it because pumping ground water causes land sinking. Shiono also writes that until 12 century everyone in a parrocchia (parish), rich and poor, used the same water from the same pozzo.