Innumerable white fleecy clouds covered the sky, like the grazing flocks of the gods.

Thomas Mann – Death in Venice

I didn’t check the weather before our trip; I was probably lulled into a false sense of security by the hot and humid conditions of my previous visit to the lagoon.  Had  I done even a bit of research I might have seen this…

July and August – is often very hot and wet with high points which exceeds 35 degrees and violent storms possible.

The skies gave their own warning.

Venezia-4

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