Ciao Milano and Venice

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It’s time to say goodbye to The Four Seasons Milan and the city of Venezia. I leave in a few short hours to head back to the US grateful to all who played a part in this extraordinary trip. Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée, Fairmont Monte Carlo, Four Seasons Paris and Hotel Montalembert were fabulous places to hang my hat and experience local cultures in luxury. Many thanks to Snap Car Paris for excellent car service in Paris for our entire stay. It really was an awesome way to travel the city and very user-friendly. Context Travel Paris provided us with an amazing tour guide – Alisa who soldiered on nicely despite the dismal drizzle and taught me more than I ever expected about local life in Paris. It was an incredible edible journey!

Venice was my last stop today and it was freezing, windy and wet. Let me say again; it was freezing, windy and wet. I did not accomplish everything I wanted to do there and missed an opportunity to tour with the amazing Walks of Italy because our train was late and the place was filled with tourists carrying umbrellas making it impossible to find one another. No, I did not make inside St. Marks – the line in the pouring rain was two hours long. No, my gondola ride was not happening for me either, but I did love Venice and will return!

There is so much to write about and my photo albums are chock full of beautiful pictures that I will share with you along with my reviews of hotels, restaurants and shopping from each city. Do you think 1,000 photos was enough? There were so many more I could have taken, trust me!

For now, sit tight and rest assured that these two magical weeks will be unveiled in good time. First let me get home, kiss the wonderful Mr. Weekend In Paris hello, check in with my boys, unpack, do laundry and pay bills.


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  • airport hotel Venice
    Posted at 09:47h, 25 February Reply

    Wonderful place for a vacation – that’s for sure!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 10:03h, 25 February Reply

      Venice was very nice, despite the cold and rain. I did, however, not get to see inside St. Mark’s because the line was 2 hours long and I was already soaked and freezing! I would love to return!

  • Carol locandro
    Posted at 11:59h, 03 February Reply

    Venice is a very special city; the absence of cars made it magical and peaceful for me. My first visit there was rainy but still memorable. Fortunately, I could return, loved very minute, especially the walking. What an adventure that was!

    Your trip sounded absolutely wonderful. I traveled with you via the iPad. Thanks for sharing. Safe traveling home.


    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 13:44h, 04 February Reply

      Hi Mrs. Locandro,

      Thanks so much for following the blog and my adventures. I will be detailing everything as I go along and hopefully you will find some more useful tips for your next trip to Paris.

      Although Venice was a wash out in many respects, I loved it because of the architecture and the water everywhere is an amazing sight to behold. Very special indeed and I hope to return some day when the sun is shining.

      Keep reading!


  • Mary Ann
    Posted at 19:12h, 02 February Reply

    Bridge of Sighs is lovely..even in the rain!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 05:16h, 03 February Reply

      I agree, everything is beautiful in Venice even in the rain!

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