Today in Italy it’s Liberation Day, Festa della Liberazione, a day that celebrates the end of World War II. But lets not concentrate on the boring stuff. What I want to tell you is that today, it’s also the feast day of Venice’s patron saint, Saint Mark, celebrated with a procession and other celebrations in Saint Mark’s Square.
So I thought I would have a little celebration of my own and share with you a few pics that I have taken over the years of Venice….my second home! Now obviously I think my own photos are pretty lovely, but if you want to see some professional snaps, check out Otts World. Absolutely stunning!
The Grand Canal just under the Rialto bridge -my favourite spot to watch the Gondoliers
St Mark’s Basilica, St Mark’s Square
Venice wouldn’t be Venice without a mask..
My husband is from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and when I first starting visiting, to be honest I was bored stiff. I didn’t appreciate its beauty but over the years I admit, it has grown on me. Last summer we picked the hugest fresh tomatoes from the farmer’s field next to our house and made sauce for the pasta. We picked courgettes and used the lovely yellow courgette flowers to fry – delicious! And the best thing is this, every morning in summer, I make my breakfast, a hot steaming espresso and I sit outside on the terrace, put my feet up and take in the view.
Not bad waking up to this every day huh?!
And when the day gets a bit too much to bear, I can just wash it all away with a nice chilled glass of white made from the grapes that grow in the vineyard at the bottom of my garden!