Venice offers infinite overlapping itineraries that allow you to reconstruct its history and identity. This is what emerges from the last season of the web-series ‘A reporter in a suitcase’ dedicated to the lagoon city, in particular in the fourth episode published today on the social channels of the travel project. The fourth episode opens with the Venetian Resistance in the Italian War of Independence, and those same streets offer the opportunity to learn more about Renaissance architecture thanks to the churches of Palladio and Codussi.
The exploration continues on other islands islands. While on the one hand the island-cemetery of San Michele offers an unprecedented experience of the “transition to the otherworldly”, as explained by the popularizer Mirco Paganelli in his videos, the island of San Servolo instead allows you to browse the darkest pages of our health history. In fact, there is the former lagoon asylum, closed in 1978. Now a museum reveals the background. “A chilling and at the same time formative visit”, so Paganelli defines it. “Care for the poorest through proper nutrition had to deal with inhumane therapies such as electroshock – explains -. A clear exhibition itinerary sheds light on decades of injustice towards the most fragile patients “.
The highlight of the episode is represented by an artisan workshop of forcole and oars. “Thinking about the fortune of Venice, the first element that comes to mind is water – says the video reporter -. But an even more fundamental role was played by wood, without which Venice would not have been able to acquire its blocks, its architectural jewels and feed the naval fleet “.
The fourth episode is online at the following links: Youtube, Facebook And Instagram. Next Friday will be the last and will focus on the other lagoon islands “where it all began”, as the title anticipates.