The mellow winter light creates a watercolour effect in this view from the Accademia Bridge along the Grand Canal towards the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Photos: Gary Jones

Venice in winter is a hazy, horde-free, living watercolour

Russian poet Joseph Brodsky picked the perfect season in which to fall in love with the Queen of the Adriatic, and so might you when you find there are seats to be had at Harry’s Bar and the Venetians’ favourite bacari

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The mellow winter light creates a watercolour effect in this view from the Accademia Bridge along the Grand Canal towards the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Photos: Gary Jones
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