Is it realistically possible to align a world that way and still have it be mostly Earthlike? And actually, now that I think of it: if it is possible to work a world that way, what would that do the possibility of a moon or moons?
I've been I thought of increasing the world's axial tilt without making it horizontal, but that just seems like it would affect the severity of the weather world-wide instead of where the climate extremes are. I've looked up retrograde rotation and that's not really what I'm after. People have told me to read up on tidally locked worlds, and I don't think that's what I'm trying to do. The world-building lesson sites I've found have good information on how to build the solar system, but don't seem to get down to the specifics that I'm interested in. (and I have to admit that I didn't really understand a lot of it. I was a history and writing major in college who took all earth sciences and crap like basic logic for my math requirements, so the large equations on those pages confuse the hell out of me).
It's just one little detail that isn't essential to the story--seriously, I can find other oddities to mention if I want to establish that this isn't actual real Venice with a bad case of the anachronisms--and probably no one but hard-core geeks would notice the problem with it. But it is driving me crazy.