What I quickly learnt about Venice was that as beautiful as one might expect it to be, it is more so.
I met someone else on my trip who also said they smelled nothing bad about the water while they were there; in fact, it smelled of nothing at all.
So I had the following day and the next morning to get over my jetlag, although I found it interesting that this time I had no detectable jetlag as such.
I was told that after making the same trip enough times, the body adapts to some extent. When I first flew to Europe, I needed a week to feel better; this time I felt fine the very next day.
Unfortunately, Venice is being deserted, as the cost of maintaining a home, with the water perpetually eroding it's foundation has become prohibitively expensive for the locals, who are leaving at the suggested rate of 1,000 buildings per year.
|Piazza San Marco. My hotel was just off to the right. Below, with my host Michele Maran.|
For all my photos of Venice, visit my Dropbox folder