See the bellissimo Christmas tree twinkling brightly from the Molo
Knowing all the bells of Venice will ring in unison tomorrow

Cosy shops, bars and bacari pulling shutters at close of day
Locals calling out ‘Auguri!’ to all their friends along the way

St mark plaza by christmas

The foggy chill of the night air nipping at ungloved fingers Florian’s hot chocolate, cloves, cinnamon and every festive scent that lingers

Dapper residents ride the vaporetti with their little dogs in tow Past chandelier-lit Grand Canal palazzi and Venetian Santas as they row!

On reaching ‘home’ the night’s silence is wrapping Venice in its inky blanket Like a Bevilacqua silk damask or a plush Fortuny velvet

Planning tomorrow’s Christmas lunch while sipping a large Negroni At your VOV apartment so welcoming, warm and homely

Christmas time
Christmas time

And so to bed, feeling lucky to be spending Natale in Venezia…