Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Venice's most populous corner turns out to be an unlikely haven of solitude.

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Hard though it may be to believe, there is a part of Venice which is even more crowded than the narrow lanes of San Marco. We would not wish the Rialto on a hot summer day on anyone, and those who brave the tourist crowds to ride the vaporetti (water buses) along the Canal Grande sometimes deserve medals for their tenacity. Elsewhere across the city, tourists jostle for position on quaysides that were designed for princes or for crusaders. But there is another Venice.

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 11.