...The St Clemente Palace
...sits handsomely on it's own private island just off Venice
... it was a dream location to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary last week
... we had a FANTASTIC time!
.... The historic surroundings of the hotel courtyards and grounds date back to the second half of the 17th Centrury when it was a monastery.
... wonderful symmetry and recurring patterns
... so many beautiful corners to discover
... dinner is served looking out over the lagoon, although we were too late in the season to enjoy the experience and opted to eat inside
... most unique and so very cute are the scores of domestic bunnies who scurry around and meditate in the sunshine undeterred by human presence
... the beautiful private Island of St Clemente dates back to 1131
... the lobby
... corridors lit with Murano chandeliers and decorated with fine antiques
... looking out at dusk
....returning home after a day on Venice
... the most serene place I have ever had the pleasure to be in the best company
...Below are some popular sights of Venice, a further post this week will look at the less discovered
..arriving at Venice
... so many people at the waterside!
... the Doge Palace in view
... in St Marks Square outside the Basilica
... this exact day five years ago we almost had this square to ourselves!
... we were surprised by the crowds this late in the season
... coffee at The Florian, of course!
... more coffees as the rain came down!
... very apt as it poured all day on our wedding day
... one of my favourite spots on the square
...and the magnificent Grand canal from the busy Rialto bridge
... I can stand and watch life pass by here for ever!
...and lastly a bit of SHOPPING!!!!
is that Salvatore Ferragamo behind that gondola!!?
... Oh yes it was!
... I have Happy Anniversary shoes!!!!
... maybe next time:-)
... Bottega Vanetta
... it's all here!
... the church of San Antonio was a good place to thank god for 25 years of a very happy marriage
... Great to have been away
... Good to be home
Have a lovely week!