Le Luminarie – Christmas lights in Venice, past and present

A little insight to the mystery that is Venice.

La Venessiana

While Venice is rather calm and dark on Christmas Night in most parts of Venice, it does get very luminous on Piazza San Marco. There’s the Christmas tree located on Piazzetta dei Leoncini next to the northern entrance of Basilica di San Marco.

This year, the Christmas tree has been enriched to become a wishing tree, with Venetian children hanging up little signs posting their wishes. The Christmas lights called “le luminarie ” around the Piazza are left on until long past midnight these days.


Last night the fog was very thick and now Venice is covered by a misty blanket. The silvery mood endures with all those glittering light chains consisting of tiny bulbs looking very elegant.


In this stroll around the Piazza you can see pictures of the present and the past 🙂 You can see what Piazza San Marco looks like this year and what it will look like on New Year’s Eve until January 6.

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2 Responses to Le Luminarie – Christmas lights in Venice, past and present

  1. Simona says:

    Buon Anno a Te BACIO 🙂

  2. furbiziahs says:

    Thank you for sharing !! Buon Anno – regards from Venice!!

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