For my day off I decided to take the advice of an old tutor and embark on a six hour round trip to see Carlo Scarpa's Brion Cemetery (1972).
I had heard so many good things about Carlo Scarpa but had never experienced one of his creations before this so I met the trip with a certain amount of aprehension. Hoping that he would not just turn out to be some artisan painter and decorator with a fetish for concrete.
Luckily, it was awe inspiring. The detailing was incredible, from the finish of the monolithic concrete to the screws in the bronze chapel desk. It was well worth risking the stomach churning trip I endured on the vaporetto in rough water. And even the hour long bus ride from Castelfranco, accompanied by a crowd of rowdy school children. (who could of been handing out numerous insults to this unaware, lone traveller somewhere in rural Italy)
If you would like to go, here's how I got there: vaporetto - S.Lucia/Ferrovia, 30 mins from Giardini. Train - Castelfranco, 1.5hrs. bus - S. Vito di'Altivole, 1hr.