Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Venice in December

Last weekend, I had my cousin from California come for a visit. 

We decided to take her to Venice. Last time, I was in Venice was in July. Not sure why, I don't make it a once a month habit of going as it's only a 30 minute train ride. 

Some would say the weather was ugly as there was no sunshine. The sky was filled with dark, grey clouds, and in the afternoon the fog came in. Now, I must admit, the sunshine and blue skies are beautiful but I loved Venice also with the darker skies, and crisp, winter air. 

Something about watching the fog roll in on the city built on water was magical and mysterious. 
The streets were quiet, and there weren't as many tourists which was refreshing. I was able to actually explore and see all of the beauty and natural wonders without being pushed around with the thousands of tourists who usually flood the streets in the summer. 

 My cousin, Anna with Harley. It was Harley's first trip to Venice too ;) 

 I love looking at all the different buildings with different architecture styles. 
Do you notice the hanging laundry? 

Everything is better with a touch of flowers 

 This is the first time that I've ever seen fish along the canals. 
So many of them, too :) 

 Venice ~ The most romantic city of them all ~ 

Harley in Venice ~ 
 A beautiful day 
 Anna enjoying the panorama from Ponte di Rialto 
Ponte di Rialto 
 This is probably my favorite picture that I took on Sunday. 
I love the contrast and colors of each building, and of course the flower boxes. 

Lastly but not least, our history/tour guide Marco :) We walked around the entire city from point A to point B, never used a map, or got lost, and learned so much more about Venice with his knowledge. 



  1. love it!!!
    <3 marie coccinella

  2. gorgeous photos!
    I agree that fog in Venice is lovely and Harley is a looker :)

  3. Aww thanks Karla :) He is a miniature poodle. I am thinking of maybe doing a children's book about Harley in Italy, maybe. Thanks for the support.

  4. So, I finally found out the anonymous user is you Marie :) All the more reason you need to come back for a visit :) hugs

  5. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your life in Italy. I love love love seeing the pictures and your descriptions. Makes me think I'm right there with you!

  6. Wow!! Beautiful photos & what a great writer you are. You have a gift! I also of course really enjoyed seeing the photos of Anna.She looks filled with enchantment. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful life in Italy with me-and thanks for contributing to Anna's lifetime adventure! She will never forget the memories you created for her.Love you

  7. Thanks so much, Aunt Maddy :) I hope Anna had a great time. She also has a lot of photos of Venice and of Treviso. I can't wait to see the photos she has on her camera. Hope she has arrived safely back to US of A soil :) Love you too.

  8. hey Em the pictures were breathtaking each and every one of them......u r SO lucky 2 live in Italy and going 2 Venice has been a dream of mine!

  9. Thanks so much :) I have a feeling you know me as you called me "Em" who are you? LOL. Come to Venice, if you are tight on money come in the winter, as it is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer :) xo