She has been called "La Serenissima" or more down to earth, "Queen of the Adriatic". And as you wander her streets, squares and alleys you may come across a hidden place like a forgotten mansion, a street-side café or a beautiful church. It is in one of those churches, St. Vidal in San Marco, that I came across one of the best experiences of my visits to Venice and perhaps all of Italy. A concert so unforgettable that, in the words of Lonely Planet, "you’ll never listen to The Four Seasons again without hearing summer storms erupting over the lagoon, or snow-muffled footsteps hurrying over footbridges in winter’s-night intrigues".
The video below is a short excerpt of what I heard on my last trip to Venice.
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