This is one of the most beautiful views of Chiesa Madonna dell’Orto in Venice, sestiere Cannaregio. In my Venice-trilogy it is of great importance, not only because it is the favorite church of Elisabetta, the nòna of my main character Sebastiano, but because it is a scene of some fateful incidents in the first book. I, Elisabetta’s and Sebastiano’s creator, love it first and foremost for the painting – that is not there any more.
When ever I visit Venice its understated elegance attracts me like a wild fragrance of a spring blossom dazzles hundreds of butterflies on the loose. This March was no exception.