I remember the day my husband asked for my hand as it was yesterday. We arrived in Malcesine (Veneto), he’d rented a yacht to have dinner on Lake Garda and right there, in the sunset light, he gave me a beautiful diamond ring. So, for our honeymoon, I insisted on coming back to Veneto and discover all its extraordinary places, and Thomas agreed. He says he fell in love with me for my curiosity and my determination in discovering everything that makes me feel excited. We came back weeks ago, but I never get tired of telling what a beautiful honeymoon we had!
Our first destination was Verona: we stayed for three days in an awesome four-star hotel in the city center. We visited the House of Juliet (and obviously wrote our names on the wall), we tasted the typical cuisine in top quality restaurants. We ate the “nodi
Our second destination was a one-night romantic escape in Vicenza, which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. We visited Salvi Gardens, and inside them, there is the “Loggia Valmarana“, designed by an apprentice of Palladio. Under the Loggia, you can see Seriola flowing, a small river that makes the atmosphere look enchanted and magical. Then, we visited the San Lorenzo Temple, with its Renaissance Cloister, and then the gorgeous Olimpic Theather. We had dinner in a restaurant where they served us “baccalà
We later moved on to Padua, another city full of secrets to find out. It’s famous for hosting one of the oldest universities in the world. There we visited Prato della Valle, one of the biggest squares in Europe and the Scrovegni Chapel, medieval and full of breathtaking paintings. The Sant’Antonio Basilica and the Palazzo della Ragione came right after. Above all, it’s been a pleasure to live again the university life that flows in every street (since 1222!). We had tea in the beautiful and ancient Caffè Pedrocchi in the city center, one of the most famous and elegant in Italy, surrounded by the citizens who usually meet there. A young and dynamic atmosphere that I miss a lot.
Belluno: between culture…
The following three days were dedeicated to discover the surroundings of Belluno, famous for its Dolomites. The first day we visited the city: Palazzo
The second day, we went to the gorges of the river Ardo, in the heart of the National Park under the Schiara Mountain. By the way, it is the highest mountain of the Dolomites. This canyon has been carved from the river during the centuries and if you like to stay in nature as I do, you’ll totally love it!
In the afternoon, we definitely couldn’t help but include Cortina d’Ampezzo in
I must admit that in the afternoon I let my self go and I went shopping in Corso Italia, which is famous because you can find the latest fashion clothes!
Our second week couldn’t begin in a better way! We moved on near Treviso, in
As soon as we got to Treviso, we understood it was a city where you can breathe luxury in every corner. In particular, Piazza
A little escape… to the seaside!
After such intense days, we decided to take a break. We booked a hotel in Caorle, a little and quiet city. It’s different from the usual seaside destinations often very crowded and noisy. I literally fell in love with that colored little village, looking so cozy and familiar. The seafront, called “ScoglieraViva”, is a little masterpiece and one of the most beautiful in the Alto Adriatico. It ends with the “Madonna Delll’Angelo” sanctuary. Last but not least, the beaches are large and clean, the ideal place to spend some days sunbathing.
Later, we visited the most famous islands. We tasted the typical biscuits “Bussolà” and we also learned how to cook them in Burano. We could admire artisans manufacturing blown glass in Murano, found out the story of Torcello. And then more art and culture: we visited the Ca’ D’Oro, the Peggy Guggenheim collection… but these are just a few of the uncountable beauties of this magic city.
I’ll keep the sensations and impressions of my honeymoon in my heart forever. Our romantic escape, far from the everyday routine, was an enchanted and spectacular discovery of Veneto. It’s incredible how it can offer such a variety of landscapes and places to see. It’s a magic place