What color are your eyes? Blue, brown, grey, green?
It is very likely that green is the rarest eye-color worldwide. It is argued that only 2% of the world’s population has green eyes.
Living Venice is a chromatic experience… What color do you think the city is? Some people believe it’s blue, as its canals, or as its bright sky in the summer. Others find it colorful, as its island Burano, or as its Carnival in the winter. Some might say it’s grey, as its pavement, or as its foggy sky in the autumn. We think that it’s green, especially in the spring. Green as its parks, green as the mix between the yellow of the sun and the blue of the sea.
If you have a look at your Venice map, the first green spot you’ll see will probably be Giardini della Biennale, then Giardini Papadopoli, right next to the bus station Piazzale Roma and Parco delle Rimembranze, on the island of Sant’Elena. However, Venice is much greener than this. Ask Google Map to turn into Earth and zoom here and there. Among all those red roofs, you will notice how much green there actually is. Some green areas are private gardens, some others are open to public. Venice hides plenty of peaceful oasis, they are just unknown to tourists. There are places where the only sound you can hear is this:
Can you believe it?
Ca’ Bembo, for example, is a secret haven of rest and it is so well-hidden you might think you are somewhere else but in Venice. In this green area there are wooden benches, tables, chairs and of course, trees and grass all over. If you look carefully, the impressive stone well and San Trovaso bell tower will remind you of where you are.
Right next to one of Venice University buildings, this park is where university students go just to relax, enjoy their lunch outdoor, read their books, study or work on their laptops. They often organize demonstrations to protect Venice from mass tourism (have a look at their blog) so if you want to enjoy a peaceful break from the city’s chaotic rhythm and be welcome to Ca’ Bembo, please make sure you embrace their cause: behave as a responsible tourist, travel wisely, respect Venice, its people and the city itself.
Venice is great all year round, however, whichever color or season you prefer, please make sure you keep it green!
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A Venezia, tra il colore degli occhi rari
Di che colore sono i tuoi occhi? Blu, marroni, grigi, verdi?
E’ probabile che il verde sia il colore degli occhi più raro. Si dice che solo il 2% della popolazione mondiale abbia gli occhi verdi.
Vivere Venezia è un’esperienza cromatica… Secondo te che di che colore è la città? Si potrebbe pensare sia blu, come i suoi canali e come il colore originale della sua bandiera con il leone dorato, blu come il cielo d’estate. Alcuni la vedono di tutti i colori, come l’isola di Burano, come Arlecchino, come il carnevale d’inverno. Altri penseranno sia grigia, come la sua pavimentazione, o come la nebbia d’autunno. Noi la vediamo verde, soprattutto d’estate. Verde come i suoi parchi e verde come il mescolarsi tra il giallo del sole e l’azzurro del mare.