As my last post indicated, I am just back from a wonderful week in Venice with my Husband and Son. I took so many photos, that I'm still sorting through them! Here are just a few:-
Our first glimpse of Venice from the aeroplane.
We stayed in the Cannaregio area, just by the canal, near Guglie.
We walked a lot on this holiday, admiring the fading grandeur, the architecture, churches and soaking up the ambiance of the city ... during the day
and during the evenings.
We took in many of the famous sights, such as ...
The Rialto Bridge,
and back down at ground level,
The Basilica San Marco,
The Doge's Palace and
we crossed the Bridge of Sighs (I love the Italian name - Ponte dei Sospiri).
We visited the island of Murano to look at the famous glass industry
and to the island of Burano with its pretty coloured houses
and history of lace-making.
At the museum this 97 year old was still nimbly making Burano Needlelace.
We also visited the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and our trip up the Campanile was rewarded with amazing views of Venice and the mountains beyond.
We enjoyed several Vaporetto trips down the Grand Canal and around the islands during the day
and again at night.
This particular bottle of Coke seemed appropriate!
After 8 hot and humid Venetian days, England seems cold in comparison! But I have heard that it should be getting warmer again - just in time for another few days away that we have planned. :)