Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Day Of Spring!

And a beautiful day it was!!!!
Now, isn't this inviting???
We went to one of my favorite spots in Cagliari to have a pre-lunch "Apéritif"

The day was just amazing....
Can't wait to jump into that water! soon, real soon! I can feel it!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Italian Father's Day

While in the United States Father's Day is celebrated the 3rd Sunday of June (along with 52 other countries), in Italy Father's day is TODAY (March 19th) because it's Saint Giuseppe's (Joseph) name day or saints day(celebrating on a particular day of the year associated with the one's given name) which is in catholic and Christian religions, the name of Jesus' Father. So to the Italians, it's only fair that Father's Day be today!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Christina in wonderland

I don't even know where to start! This trip was so amazing that when I saw my first sight of Venice, I swear I almost peed my pants! Thank you Enrico for making this happen, it really was a dream come true!

My first sight of Venice coming off the bus from the airport
A view of our hotel from the canal bank
Our room

And may the many sights of Venice begin....

Every corner was like this

detail of one of the many different gondolas
secret passage ways...
patch of snow remaining from the snow storm on Thrusday
secret corners
canals canals canals!
Rialto Bridge
under the bridge
view from Rialto bridge
Enrico on Rialto Bridge
Simply Venice
Doge's Palace - Palazzo Ducale
Astrological Clock in Piazza San Marco
Lion representing Saint Marc
Just Happy!
Venice is magical at sunset
Another view of Piazza San Marco and bell tower
Enrico in front of Giudecca another island in the Venetian Lagoon.
Lion of San Marco
Underneath the portico of the Doge's Palace
A view from the water of the Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco
The sunset was amazing!
In the back ground the Basilica of the "Saltue" (health)

one of the many bridges at sunset
In front of the famous "Danieli Hotel" where Johnny Depp is staying at right now.
Beautiful decorations
Accademia Bridge- It is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal.
Grand Canal

One of the many signs indicating where to go!
Rialto Market since 1097 (yes 10-97)
the red-est strawberries I've ever seen!
Fish Market

Scallops at the fish market
Fish market vendor

Sunny day in front of San Marco's Square
just happy!
To the boat!
Little secret gardens
Yummy snacks called Cichetti "chi-ket-ee" - typical Venetian snack food.
Meeting Jeff & Kari in Venice