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Italian Gothic, Venice

St Mark’s is the most famous public square in Venice, but there is another that Venetians refer to as the square of wonders, as Keith Wilson discovers

In recent years I have developed the very agreeable habit of visiting a different part of Italy in the summer months. Of course, I’m far from alone in this regard, as millions of people travel from all over the world each year to savour the delights of Europe’s beautiful boot. However, to avoid the peak season from mid-July to early September, I usually make my pilgrimage in May or June, when the light is less harsh and the weather fine and sunny.

It was during the month of June that I made my most recent trip to Venice, arguably Italy’s greatest wonder. It’s impossible to avoid slipping into clichés and superlatives when describing Venice because, to the first-time visitor especially, it is utterly unique and defies comparison with any other European city. Truman Capote put it best when he said…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 53 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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