A wet Piazza San Marco in Venice

Following on from my post earlier this week, I'd thought I'd drop in another piccie of a rather wet Piazza San Marco. Apart from the many tourists you can also see located alongside the square, the 12th century Procuratie Vecchie, buildings that housed the apartments and offices of the procurators, the equivalent of the modern … Continue reading A wet Piazza San Marco in Venice

Reflections of Piazza San Marco in Venice

The main piazza (square) of Venice is undoubtedly Piazza San Marco. It's a large square ringed on two sides by tourist restaurants with classical music playing and dominated by  St Mark's Basilica. On the day I was there it had been raining and the image below is a wet refection of the Basilica on the paved … Continue reading Reflections of Piazza San Marco in Venice

Burano Lace work, Venice

Burano is the capital of the finest laces and doilies, handmade with skills that have been passed down through generations. There is even a Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto) on the island which is located in Piazza Galuppi at the palace that was seat of the Burano Lace School. Re-opened to the public in June 2011 after extensive … Continue reading Burano Lace work, Venice

Statue in Campo Santo Stefano in San Marco, Venice photo

Most tourists flock to Piazza San Marco, the bridge of sighs and the Ponte di Rialto in Venice. But there is a lot more to Venice. It's a city of neighbourhoods and piazza's. Whilst not really a piazza, Campo Santo Stefano is large enough for most of us to think otherwise. Its a short stroll … Continue reading Statue in Campo Santo Stefano in San Marco, Venice photo