Much to our delight and complete surprise, Carnival was in FULL SWING when we arrived in Venice.
Costumes, music, FOUNTAINS OF RED WINE, and confetti, confetti, confetti!!
Venetian shop windows…!!!
My most favourite book…
Rialto Bridge at night…
A night of glorious Italian opera (birthday gift from the super sweet hubs)
Day in Murano…
The Venice Cemetery…
Ponte dei Sospiri (The Bridge of Sighs)
Confetti covering everything…
St. Mark’s Basilica
It was cold, but it was still dreamy. Ciao Venice xx
I present you with the last of my Florence photos!
Wondrously Amazing Florence…
Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross)
GOODBYE SWEET FLORENCE! xxoo
I love animals. Even LEGO Animals. ESPECIALLY LEGO animals!
Florence is beyond amazing. It is simply breathtakingly mesmerizing.
I had heard that it was the best, and it truly is THE BEST.
I did not want to leave. AT ALL.
The food. The churches. The art. The gelato.
The AIR. THE WAY THAT EVERYTHING HAS A GOLDEN GLOW TO IT!!
The ease at which one can simply float about, slowly absorbing the day.
No hustle, no bustle…worlds away from the insanity that is London.
And, we were lucky enough to rent the most spectacular apartment right in the middle of everything in what used to be a convent dating back to the 16th century. Fresco ceilings and all. Antique furniture. Orange trees in our private garden.
A week was not long enough…but we did our very best to drink it all in…
Santa Maria Novella
Il Duomo di Firenze
Baptistery of St.John
I’m in Italy!!!!
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (The Typewriter)
The Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Pantheon (Closed due to snow)
Bridge to Vatican City
Colosseum (taken with crappy iPhone camera)
Six Nations Rugby at Stadio Olympico
There were so many churches…I can’t remember all the names, unfortunately…
Florence is up next…stay tuned!!!