My heart was shattered by this story. When Frank shared his experiences with me, shortly before he passed away, I made a solemn promise that his narrative would never fade away as long as I am here, curating this website. Frank, I learned so much from you and the way you perceived Venice. Your unique perspective inspired me to see the city through fresh eyes, opening my heart to a newfound love for its enchanting allure. For that, I will be eternally grateful. Thank you, Frank!
I hope that in that Venice in the sky, you are relishing a wonderful Aperol Spritz, basking in the eternal beauty of the place that captivated your soul.
Through Frank's story, I realized the profound power that Italy possesses—a balm for the weary soul. Venice, with its mesmerizing canals and timeless charm, has the ability to leave an indelible mark on those who visit and fall in love with its essence.
It is a city that beckons you to lose yourself in its labyrinthine streets, to embrace the serenity of gondola rides gliding through tranquil waters, and to marvel at the architectural wonders that stand as testaments to centuries of rich history. The ethereal beauty of Venice stirs something deep within, an intangible connection that transcends the mere passing of time.
Frank, your story reminded me of the power of travel to transform, to ignite a passion within us, and to uncover hidden depths of appreciation for the world around us. Through your words, you gifted me a renewed love for Venice, and for that, I am forever indebted to you.
So, as we continue our journey, guided by the spirit of Frank's memories, let us embrace Italy's gift to our souls. Let us revel in the magic of Venice and allow it to weave its enchanting spell upon us, forever captivating our hearts and reminding us of the boundless wonders that await in this extraordinary world.
Thanks to Frank, you will discover, like I did, 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.