I am the luckiest girl on the planet. 🙂
In less than two weeks I leave on a 5 week trip of Italy, France and the UK. Yay!!
So today I thought I’d show you one of my favourite photos of Venice – a place I’ve visited twice before that truly took my breath away.
This beautiful city in Northern Italy is made up of 118 small islands linked by bridges. It was a major maritime force during the middle ages and also a trading centre for spice, silk and grain from the 13th century up till the end of the 17th century.
Also well renowned for its art and beauty, this ‘city of canals’ is also called the most romantic city in the world….
To me it was.
The first time I visited I drank it all in – got lost, saw all the sights, rode in a gondola, enjoyed the people and the FANTASTIC architecture. My favourite place of all was St Mark’s Square and the beautiful winged lion (the symbol of The Republic of Venice)
St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace were magnificent and it was right there in the square that I fell in love with the city. I imagined all the Venetians of long ago and wondered who else had fallen in love here? Who had met here?
The second time I visited I was with a small tour group and we walked into the middle of the square holding hands with our eyes closed (I told them it would be a great way to get your first glimpse of the square)
When we opened our eyes, they gazed in awe at the beautiful church and the surrounding architecture of the square.
I was reduced to tears…So much beauty…
It was as if the city wrapped me up in itself. I’ll never forget how I felt there….
Im looking forward to having that feeling again….
Don’t forget to click on the photo to enlarge it 🙂