An update to my previous post on the 1955 movie Summertime featuring Katharine Hepburn. This time, we visit the set!
Most of Summertime was filmed in and around the Piazza di San Marco and Campo San Barnaba, where Brazzi's shop was located. The building is still a shop, but today sells toys rather than red Murano glass goblets, but curiously, never seems to be open.
As you might expect, being located in the centre of the water, Venice can suffer quite a lot from vénto, which is the Venetian word for wind. In the hot summers, when the city almost suffocates from heat, Venetians repair to the zattere, the quay on the northern side of the Giudecca canal, to enjoy … Continue reading Venetian word of the day: vénto