Sunday, October 12, 2014

Venice...what's not to love...



During  my stay in Switzerland this past summer...
one of the destination spots I enjoyed visiting was Venice!  
 

Venice, or Venezia, is a special place, like no other... so it is no wonder that this was the location that George Clooney and his fiancé chose for the celebration of their love for each other.

This is a place where you want to experience it with a special person...who is equally enchanted by the essence of the city...!


I attempted to put the photos into a slide presentation to make you feel more like you are experiencing the stroll through the streets and riding in a water taxi or gondola first hand...but instead you will find the photos at the end of this post...I hope you enjoy them!

The Caffé Florian, right in the St. Mark's Square was a real treat!  The Florian is recorded as the very first coffee shop to exist in history, established in 1720.  It was patronized by the best of philosophers, poets, politicians and artists of the time.  I wrote a blog some time ago on coffee shops that you can see here with additional information and photos.  Today it is still a vibrant and important part of Venetian life...

 



Another post I did based on Venetian tradition and inspiration of the "Carnevale" is here.  Everywhere you go in Venezia there are gorgeous displays of masks and costumes that one can wear for the event or make a treasured memento...




Venice is about a five and a half hours drive from Crans-Montana Switzerland.  To make the destination even more special...we had lunch on our way there at Da Vittoria in Brusaporto, Italy...just outside of Bergamo on a beautiful country estate.  Da Vittoria is a 3-Star Michelin Restaurant...you can find information about their menu and amenities on their website here 

 






what's not to love...!

 

Awe....Venezia...!
 
 
 


































 





























 
 
Ciao...