No, I’m not going to Venice in February.
Not literally at least.
But literarily, I will venture to the north of Italy and wind my way down the via Veneto, linger along the Grand Canal, and quaff Italian wine.
A Thousand Days in Venice, by Marlena diBlasi: “Featuring Marlena’s own incredible recipes, A Thousand Days in Venice is the enchanting true story of a woman who opens her heart—and falls in love with both a man and a city.
A Venetian Reckoning, by Donna Leon: One of the Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series which I keep meaning to read more of.
A Venetian Affair, by Andrea di Robilant: A true tale of forbidden love in the mid-18th century, recreated from the letters of the star crossed lovers.
Should be a fine way warm up the atmosphere during the chill of February.