Wednesday, 7 August 2013


 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,
 Piazza San Marco, here viewed from the top of the Campanile
 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. :)


Kezia said...

I would love to go the Venice! Your photos are beautiful, looks like you had a lovely time!

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Kezia, Thank you for leaving a comment. Venice is so beautiful, I'm sure you would love it. Best wishes, Pj x

Down by the sea said...

What a wonderful holiday you had in Venice. The first photo you show was our first glimpse of Venice too and one I shall always remember. We were staying by lake Garda and I insisted we spent our last day in Venice and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Your pictures brought back some lovely memories. How lucky you were to spend 8 days there and also ge the chance to visit the islands too.
Sarah x