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Pellestrina, Venice

While Pellestrina dreams

Pellestrina is an idyllic, unspoilt little island in the south of the Venetian lagoon, much less frequented by tourists than the likes of Lido or Murano. Here we’re sitting on harbour side of this unusually long, thin island, enjoying an unspoilt and peaceful view that’s


The mechanical lagoon, Torcello, Venice

Following on from our recent post about why Venice is the best city for field recording, here’s our latest sound from the city. We ventured out to its furthest island, Torcello, to explore a more rural and peaceful side to Venice – upon our return,

Venice field recording

Why Venice is the best city for field recording

We’ve been pondering the unanswerable question lately – “what’s the best place in the world for field recording?” Of course, it depends on so many things – not least personal subjective opinion – but we’re always fascinated to hear about people’s favourite sounds, and favourite

No Grandi Navi

Venice says: “no big ships”

Bells ring out in the evening at San Trovaso in Venice, on Christmas Eve, on an unusually quiet evening in the city – you can hear the calm in the night sky as the bells ring out. There are lots of different bells sounds on

Venice bells

Venice bells on Christmas Eve

This is perhaps my favourite field recording of 2017 – the bells of Venice ringing out spectacularly over the rooftops on Christmas Eve. Christmas in Venice is always a special time – the city is simultaneously much quieter than usual as the tourists have mostly