2014 has been a bittersweet year. We’ve had some wonderful times, but we’ve lived some really tough moments too. All in all we’ve learnt a lot. Since we want to focus on the positive, we’ve put together a list of our favourite moments of 2014.
A couple of weeks ago (time flies!) I was in Italy for a family celebration. We had a great time and made day trips to Lago di Garda and Venice. I love coming back to Vicenza: the smell of fresh grass under the sun, the lilting accent, the delicious food, the stunning architecture… This time all the family got together, so it was even more special. Here you have lots of pictures of my Italian getaway (and some travelling tips) if you’d like to see!
A couple of years ago my wife surprised me with the most wonderful present that she could ever give me: a weekend get away to Venice just before Christmas. She knows that I’m totally in love with Venice since I was a child and spent the most amazing Summers there with my mother. She knows that I love Christmas. And she knows that Castello is my favourite neighborhood in Venice. So she booked the enchanting Liassidi Palace Hotel, a boutique hotel. Everything was just perfect: perfect location – closed to San Marco but away from the tourists crowds -, perfect timing – a week before the crazy Christmas week -, and perfect atmosphere. Do you want to have a look?
Today I’m sharing with you our favourite restaurant in Venice. La oliva nera is the perfect small and charming osteria. The food is beyond amazing: traditional Venetian food with a modern touch. We always pay a visit every time we go to Venice and it’s always excelent.