It’s Carnavale time in Venice, but today I thought you might enjoy an uncommon glimpse of La Serenissima.
Three ways to enjoy magical Venice if you can’t actually be there:
- Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti novels.
- The wonderful German TV series based on Leon’s books, available with accurate, readable subtitles on the subscription series MHZ Choice. MHZ Choice offers amazing Euro-TV programming you can stream for a highly affordable monthly price. Be patient through the first four Brunetti episodes as you will truly become hooked when Uwe Kockisch takes over the role in #5. It’s true that this is a crime series, but episode is a journey through the Venetian culture and mindset. At first it will seem odd to hear German in the Venetian setting, but you’ll get over it, and it’s a good brain-training exercise!
- Art historian Laura Morelli’s fascinating blog posts on Venetian history and artistry.
Happy Friday! Stay tuned for future posts on my Euro-TV discoveries and consequent addiction to same.