This July, I visited Venice for the fifth time in seven years. Over those five trips, I have fallen in love with Venice, with her backstreets and her broad canals, with her crowded buildings tumbling against one another and her crowds. After writing my article, “Venice: Must Sees and Mystique”, I began to wonder what I had missed on my previous trips. Learn five tips on what to see and do off the beaten track from the eyes of two locals who have lived in Venice their whole lives at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/a-locals-guide-to-venice-_b_11546990.html
Just as her people proudly proclaim themselves natives of their city over their country, Venice is a city that transcends history: not quite Italian, but something mystical, unique. Venice is born of the ocean and taken by the ocean, caught in a push and pull with time, faced with her own mortality constantly, yet immortal – and perhaps this is why so many are drawn to her flooded shores, drawn by the sense that she has survived so long only to possibly disappear with our generation, drawn to meet and fall in love with this immortal city before she vanishes into dreams.
Read about some tips for your visit to Venice – a city of endless duality, mystique, and beauty at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/venice-must-sees-and-myst_b_9795286.html