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Riva di Biasio, Venice

A moment of calm in Venice

Another gorgeous field recording from Venice, Italy, as we experience through sound a moment of calm in the late afternoon on Riva di Biasio, looking out at the the Grand Canal. The classic sounds of boat traffic cruising past that make Venice sound like no

View from Venice's Rialto Bridge.

Four o’clock in a perfect world

A walkthrough across Venice’s iconic Rialto Bridge, through the market at the bottom of the bridge, and out into Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. In this quiet square just away from the hustle and bustle of one of Venice’s most popular tourist spots, all we

Sounding in the new year in Venice

A new sound for a new year, with this field recording taken in Venice on New Year’s Eve 2021, outside Santa Lucia train station in Venice. The bells nearest the train station are ringing for early evening mass while people hurry in and out of

venice bridge of sighs

Two sides of life in Venice

Today’s sounds highlight two distinct sides of the sonic life of Venice – the better-known world of heavy tourism, and the daily life of Venetian citizens far away from Piazza San Marco or the Rialto Bridge. Visiting Venice on a normal weekday in September 2020,

sounds from murano, Venice

Adventures in Murano, Venice

Two absolutely beautiful pieces for you today from the island of Murano in Venice (and you can hear more of our sounds from Venice here). Murano is world-famous for its glass-making master craftsmen, a centuries-old tradition of hand-blown and hand-shaped glass passed down through generations.