The Floating City

by Jenn on February 18, 2014

in Photography,Travel

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Ah Venice, the City of Love…

What better place to spend a family Valentine’s weekend? Baby girl loved the canals, pointing out everywhere “wah wah” (water) and “boat” (of which there were many, haha). It was fun to have a little change of scenery from the dreary gray  up here on the lake, try some delicious food (amarone risotto is an awesome idea by the way), and admire a gorgeous market filled with sea critters that even this New England gal had never set eyes upon before. Sometimes it’s just fun to get away for a couple days. As an added pleasant bonus, there was no precipitation nor wading through flooded streets this time like our last visit three years ago at Christmas. No, instead the sun came out in the afternoons, warming everyone up after a chilly morning.

So why don’t you relax, macchiato in hand, and come take a stroll with me through one of my favorite cities?


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And if you go to Venice, don’t try to rush around fitting “everything” in. Instead, let yourself wander and get lost in her culture and history. Pause for a moment to stop at a corner cafe and have an espresso at the bar, or savor some fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Take a boat ride through the canals or out to the other islands and breathe in the fresh sea air, or go to Piazza San Marco early in the morning and have the whole place to yourself. And if you’re gluten free, remember to inquire about dishes that are senza glutine (some restaurants even have GF pasta)!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Asha@FSK February 19, 2014 at 1:58 am

Gorgeous photos Jenn. Such a beautiful city and you have captured it in candor :)


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Thanks so much Asha!


Margaret@KitchenFrau February 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

We visited Venice a few years ago, and ….sigh…. you have captured her so beautifully. Your photos describe her as eloquently as any words can.


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Aww thank you so much!


Barbara | Creative Culinary February 19, 2014 at 4:32 am

So beautiful; as rustic and charming and full of history as one could imagine; all captured so eloquently with your gorgeous photos.


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Barbara!


Sally - My Custard Pie February 19, 2014 at 5:56 am

The light on the water, the beady eyes of the shellfish – captured exquisitely


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Thank you Sally!


Rosa February 19, 2014 at 8:03 am

Fabulous pictures! Well captured. I’d love to visit this city…




Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Oh Rosa you should! There is a direct train from Geneva that goes straight to Venice, the trip is not bad at all :)


bmk112302 February 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Your pictures truly capture such amazing beauty and emotion. You have a great eye! Beautiful work!


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thank you so much!


Jasmine February 20, 2014 at 8:17 am

Such a beautiful city, I’ve not been since I was 13, but I still remember wandering the streets and getting lost in the canals…. the place is magical.


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Jas – yes, it is indeed a magical place…


Krystal February 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Simply breathtaking Jenn.


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thanks so much Krystal!


Jo February 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm

What a beautiful post, and timely too as I’m currently planning my honeymoon to Venice!


Jenn February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Oh what a perfect location for a honeymoon, hope you have a wonderful time!


Meeta February 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

I fell in love with Venice. Not a place I would like to live in but a place where I would love to keep visiting and re-discovering. Amazing images dear Jenn and now it only makes me look even more forward to my upcoming trip there in May!


Kulsum February 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

gorgeous gorgeous photos Jenn! I want to go now.


El February 28, 2014 at 2:33 am

This post is stunning. Some of the prettiest pictures of Venice I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing!


Aubrey April 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Absolutely lovely photos! Visiting the Rialto Market was one of the best things I did in Venice (along with a day trip to Burano). The city is absolutely a photographer’s dream.


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