Saturday, 1 June 2013

Venice Day 8: San Servolo

Managed to get to San Servolo this afternoon, and what a beautiful place it was - a real haven of greenery and peace and quiet, smelling richly of grass, earth and jasmine, with lizards skittering about freely, swifts soaring after insects and blackbirds contentedly hopping about on the grass.  It is a true oasis in Venice.  There were various artworks spread throughout the grounds, which may be permanent or may be due to the Biennale, creating splashes of colour amidst the greenery, and the whole atmosphere was just that of lush tranquility.

The Museum of Madness was unfortunately closed, and there was no information either there or on the website as to opening times, but I am going to try to find out somehow as I would love to visit.