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  1. Reading this post made me very happy. I envisioned all the beautiful yards of flowers, and knowing that more residents of Venice are creating their own gardens and, in a way, taking back Venice, is so wonderful. Another marvelous post that transported me to that beautiful city. I do love your blog so much!

  2. How wonderful! I love the idea of meadows and commons in the campi, and Piazza San Marco as a lawn! Each time I read your blog I discover something I didnt know about Venice, Thank you!

    1. Thank you Mari ! Indeed, Venice once looked very different, and visitors mightn’t expect that more than one third of Venice is still gardens today. Private gardens, but you can see on Google Maps how green Venice is.

  3. What a wonderful article! Venice is truly a city of treasures. Interesting that now that there is a movement back to making natural perfumes, making the old new again. Maybe Venice will return to being a city of perfumes and gardens slowly. Rose water was used up until colonial times. I still make an occasional pound cake with the flavoring, and people seem to love it.

    1. Thank you! There’s definitely a movement in Venice to learn about heritage, beyond architecture. I can notice so many little initiatives, and a few companies are back to producing perfumes and medical remedies according to ancient recipes. Will keep following them and present them here on the blog!

  4. Very interesting article. I wouldn’t have thought to envision lawns and other greenery in the squares, but it sure makes sense and would certainly be an improvement to head back in that direction. Thanks for posting.

    1. Thanks dear Karen! Venice seems to head back into the green and flowery direction. As a very first step, we remember the garden heritage of our city. Next we explore it in detail. Third, we recreate it. That’s where we are right now.

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