My heart was broken by this story. I promised Frank that as long as I am around and running this website I will never let his story fade away. I learned so much from Frank and the way he saw Venice. I am forever grateful for that. Thank you Frank! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Aperol Spritz up there in that Venice in the sky.
Frank made me realize how Italy can be medicine for the soul and the effect that a city like Venice can have on those who visit and fall in love with all that Venice is.
If you read the article (https://www.italymammamia.com/personal-venice.html) that accompanies this video, you'll understand that the Venice that lies below the superficial Venice (which is the only one that most tourists see) is the most beautiful Venice of all.
It is the one you need to see for yourself. It is the one you will fall in love with.
The next time you walk around in Venice you will no longer view it as before. You will discover that there is so much more below the surface.
Once your eyes are opened to the real Venice you will understand the city. Understanding the city means loving it.