Building Excitement To Discover The Floating City Of Venice

Building Excitement To Discover The Floating City Of Venice

November 1, 2022

I am very excited about the upcoming few days in the floating city of Venice.

It has long been on my bucket list. On arrival, my friend Karen and I will join the crowds at St. Mark Square 

Besides the fact that Venice is such an unusual and historical place, there are fascinating musical roots that, as a music teacher, I find fascinating. For example, I did not know that Vivaldi, also called ‘The Red Priest’ because of his red hair, lived there for nearly 20 years, in the corner of Castello and on the Riva del Carbon by the Rialto Bridge. It will be spine-tingling to hear The Four Seasons performed in the Chiesa Della Pieta (Vivaldi’s church) where he once stood. 

Little did I know I would see a building, very near our accommodation, whereMozart resided. 

I remember the feeling of reverence when I walked through Beethoven’s house in Bonn and saw the instruments he played and the horn that served as his hearing aid. I had a similar emotion as I looked through the window into the composing room at Troldhaugen and then listened to Grieg’s music while looking at the stage with that room as a backdrop.

On a different note (pun intended?), I had a sensation of wonder when I sat at the piano in the Sun Studio, where Elvis recorded his LPs in Memphis! 

Watch this space for my experiences when shortly, Karen and I land in Venice.

In the meantime, think about joining me on one of these upcoming tours next year:

Upcoming tours South Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania TravelswithElsa

 2 – 12 July 2023 South Africa: Garden Route and Big Five Safari

3 – 14 August 2023 Tanzania: Migration of the Wildebeest, Ngorongoro Valley, Zanzibar Spice Island

Happy reading and traveling!

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