Venice is a magical city, with the water rising right to the buildings, but with Christmas lighting it becomes even more beautiful. The tiny Christmas tree lots spring up near the canals where the boats arrive to bring them. The days are short and by 5 p.m. the lights are on for Christmas. The store windows are decorated with bright reds and greens and the city takes on a festive air. Below are some scenes shot this week (Dec 2011) in Venice. Enjoy the beauty.
|Christmas Tree beside San Marco with Presepio (Manger Scene).|
|Cafes in San Marco waiting for customers all decorated brightly.|
|Traditional Presepio (Manger Scene) San Marco Square Venice|
San Marco Square with a full moon overhead
Cold doesn't keep the tourist from enjoy the Gondola Ride in Venice.
Along the Grand Canal near the Train Station the hotels are already decorated.
Tree Lot by the Canal on Strada Nuova in Venice.
A last stop before boarding the boat to Murano - Always a favorite looking over the Lagoon.
|The pasticceria windows are beautiful decorated with mouthwatering goodies and a Bobo Natale.|
Even the restaurants in Murano have joined in the holiday spirit.
Saint Apostoli a little square in Venice with Christmas Lights and Children playing.
Pasticceria decorated for Christmas Streets of Murano - Deserted after 5 p.m.
Inviting Entrance to Furnace Murano Flower Shop Open for Business Late Venice