As I have written before, I am happy just wandering in Venice and discovering places by chance. On our last trip we stumbled across a fascinating showroom created by Lunardelli Venezia dedicated to the craftmanship of the vast amount of wood to be found across the city.
Venice's element is of course, water. The first scenes that are called to mind are of the numerous channels, criss-crossing their way throughout the city. However, Lunardelli really got me thinking about this more earthy side of the city. Suddenly we were aware of how dependent Venice is on wood, from the gondolas, to the shutters, wooden planks for navigating the aqua alta and the iconic briccola (more on this later!) not to mention the fact that wood forms the foundations of the floating city itself. You can read more about how Venice was built here.