I love books. You can find me curled up with one most hours of the day. However, it is hard to carry heavy books with you in your bag and running around trying to manage life. When life was on-the-go (pre-COVID), I would use one app to bring my bookshelf with me no matter where I go. It made a bunch of novels the weight of a cell phone.
Venice has the reputation of being a tourist run city especially in the summer. It seems like every year there is a new news report stating the ongoing battle between Venice and the tourism industry. So when I descended into the city of Venice, I was not surprised to see the throngs of tourist. But where were the locals? It seemed like each cobbled street led to more signs of the tourist industry in Venice. It was starting to feel like the Venetian hotel in Vegas, but a hop, skip, and boat ride away I found my piece of local paradise.