Back from that Short Break to…Venice

Genius Loci has had an intensely busy season – its sixth year and its best.  With our busy grape harvest period over, free for a few days from my cooking classes, gourmet wine and olive oil tastings and wineries tours, with ideal weather … literally overnight, we put together a short break.  Where to for a change of scenery and pace?  Venice –  with an emphasis on its Lagoon islands.

 

reflections in Burano

amazing reflections on a canal in magnificent Burano

Torcello

stark contrast of color, material, period and texture  –  a beautiful weathered statue in Torcello

Murano glass ducks

exquisite hand-blown glass ducks welcoming visitors to Murano

proud seagull on the Canal Grande

a proud seagull on the Canal Grande

stonework on Murano

remarkable stonework – Murano

Santa Maria Assunta - Torcello

my only “stolen” shot in the Byzantine Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Torcello

sunset in Venice

the sun sets on the Canal Grande

to be continued with more photos of magnificent Venice and its Lagoon islands

-Mary