I’m currently in Lake Como heading off to Tuscany today and wanted to share a small peek at our trip to Europe. Steven, Ben and I are in Europe to celebrate my 40th birthday and will be gone an entire month. We are visiting Italy, France and the UK. So far it has been fantastic, we have enjoyed every moment of being in Italy and know that we would dearly love to come back some day. Everywhere we look we are greeted by something beautiful, historic or rustic. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of the world.
The first place we visited in Italy was Venice. She completely took my breath away, I knew I’d love it but I didn’t expect how much I would love it. The little winding streets crowed with tourists and filled with shops and restaurants were a lot of fun to explore. I adore the history behind venice, over 1000 years old and still going strong. Imagine all the people who have walked these streets, Marco Polo, Mozart and Cassaonova are just a few who have called Venice home. The 400 plus bridges were all beautiful and every house had a gorgeous window display, I photographed a LOT of windows in Venice! We took a private tour of a glass factory on Murano Island where Benjamin got to blow some glass, we spent a day on Burano Island which had the most amazing painted houses, but my favourite part of the time in Venice was a Gondola ride at sunset on our last evening exploring the houses of Marco Polo and Mozart.
Here are a few scenes of Venice that makes my heart smile. I will have to blog more when I get home