Tag Archives: Venice

In Venice

Since Lorenzo has been visiting, he (and our readers) may appreciate this. The singer is Andreas Scholl, (arguably) the world’s leading countertenor; the composer is Jocelyn Pook, a modern interpreter of Renaissance music. From the soundtrack to The Merchant of Venice (2005 film version). Lots of Canaletto, of course – the ‘painter the English ruined’, […]

Random travel observations (Padova and Venezia)

Padova In Padova particularly, one gets a real sense of the vigour of the Northern Italian emergence from the Dark Ages, a sense of emerging cities full of bustling purpose and underlying confidence about the possibilities of the future. While we were in Padova Friday night, wandering along discussing the many ways Northern Italy was […]