Venice - constantly renovated. Part One.

What you have to be prepared for, when going to Venice, Italy, is that the very building you have craved to see for such a long time, might be currently undergoing renovation.

Palazzo at Canale Grande renovated, Venice, ItalyPalazzo at Canale Grande renovated, Venice, Italy

Palazzo Corner-Spinelli renovated, Venice, ItalyPalazzo Corner-Spinelli renovated, Venice, Italy

What it means may be really painful.

Palazzo Coccina-Foscarini Giovanelli renovated near Ca Pesaro, Venice, ItalyPalazzo Coccina-Foscarini Giovanelli renovated near Ca Pesaro, Venice, Italy

It may simply mean you won't see the building of your dreams at all as it will be totally covered either with scaffolding...

Ca da Mosto renovated, Venice, ItalyCa da Mosto renovated, Venice, Italy

Renovated building near Calle Pistor near Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, Venice, ItalyRenovated building near Calle Pistor near Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, Venice, Italy

... or with a large piece of canvas.

Galerie Accademia renovated, Venice, ItalyGalerie Accademia renovated, Venice, Italy

Casino di Venezia renovated, Venice, ItalyCasino di Venezia renovated, Venice, Italy

We have learned too many such lessons.

San Simeon Piccolo renovated, Venice, ItalySan Simeon Piccolo renovated, Venice, Italy

San Simeon Piccolo renovation plan, Venice, ItalySan Simeon Piccolo renovation plan, Venice, Italy

Palazzo Contarini-Corfu renovated, Venice, ItalyPalazzo Contarini-Corfu renovated, Venice, Italy

Palazzo Giustinian a San Moise renovated, Venice, ItalyPalazzo Giustinian a San Moise renovated, Venice, Italy

Chiesa di San Elena renovated, Venice, ItalyChiesa di San Elena renovated, Venice, Italy

Imagine a situation when the right time has come, the spirits are high, you feel so excited you think you will burst in a minute. All because you are going to see your beloved Santa Maria della Salute (well, in fact you can put any other name of a historical building in Venice here). You arrive at the spot and there she is...

Santa Maria della Salute renovated - view from Accademia bridge, Venice, ItalySanta Maria della Salute renovated - view from Accademia bridge, Venice, Italy


View from the Accademia Bridge in Venice, Italy

View from the Accademia Bridge in Venice, Italy

No, no, there must heve been some mistake, it can't be true... It's being renovated! All you can see is scaffolding. And your fabulous Santa Maria resembles a hedgehog rather than the fantastic baroque church you desired to see so much...

Punta Dogana - Dogana da Mar renovated - view from Campanile, Venice, ItalyPunta Dogana - Dogana da Mar renovated - view from Campanile, Venice, Italy

(to be continued)