la laguna

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la laguna, which means lagoon. A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. As you know, Venice is the largest natural island and just one of many in the Venetian lagoon (la laguna di Venezia). Venice is a wonderful city to explore on foot, but there are water taxis, too! Don’t forget about the iconic (but expensive) gondola ride. There is so many ways to explore “La Serenissima”! See the noun used below:

Se volete esplorare la laguna di Venezia, potete camminare o potete percorrerla con uno dei numerosi motoscafi. Io preferisco camminare e perdermi per le strade di questa magnifica città!

If you want to explore the Venetian lagoon, you can walk or you can cover it with one of the many motorboats. I prefer to walk and get lost on the streets of this magnificent city!

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Culture Note: If you want to learn more about Venice from a Venetian, check out Tiziano Scarpa’s book, “Venezia è un pesce” (did you notice the island of Venice looks a bit like a fish?). You can also get the audiobook, too! It’s also been translated into English. Scarpa also won the Premio Strega in 2009 for “Stabat Mater