Venice – Works Of Art

To me, Venice is in itself a work of art.

Today, I showcase some delightful window displays from the magical city…from chocolate art to carnivale masks. All but the first, shot through glass. Hope you like them as much I did discovering them.

Lamp display, Venice
From inside out!
Mask, Venice
After hours….shuttered shop window
Chocolate boutique, Venice
All edible – Chocolate art, Venice

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Happy travels…no matter where life takes you.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

81 thoughts on “Venice – Works Of Art

  1. They are exquisitely beautiful, especially the masks. As for the chocolates – I think it is utterly wrong to turn them into little visual arts. How could anyone eat them without guilt now? (ooop, as if, chocolate can be eaten without guilt, just sayin’.) 🙂

    1. It was closing time when I got there and I never went back, so I can’t really vouch for the taste…..but I agree, it is hard to bite into ‘art’ 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures highlighting the inspiring skills of Venezia 🙂 I remember the short boat ride to see the ancient Murano glassware made on the Venetian Island of Murano.
    Thanks Madhu for reviving some pleasant memories of this exotic place.

    1. Thank you Dilip. I still have a vase from Murano from our visit decades ago. Sadly one has to be careful to check for the Made in Murano marking when picking up a piece today, for the shops are flooded with cheap Chinese made glass!

  3. Ahh those masks, I saw them in Sicily, Did you buy one? And the chocolate, I would probably keep it until I had a desperate craving than eat it in one hit!

    1. No Gilly, I just picked up two little glass wine stoppers. I didn’t taste any chocolate from this shop either since it was closed, but I did get to a fantastic atelier that I have no pictures of because i was drooling over his stuff or eating or both and just forgot!! 🙂

    1. I would have done the same a few years ago Dallas 🙂 Now we are on a ‘de-cluttering’ spree, so we have stopped shopping on our travels except for a CD or two of local music!

  4. I am agog, staring at the masks with lust in my heart. Beautiful. I was taken immediately by the lamps though, I have always loved these types of lamps for some reason and my mind immediately slipped to the glassblowers of Venice. As for the chocolate, it may be art, but only till I bite it, my love of chocolate will always win. Thank you once again for your wonderful contribution to my vicarious life through you! 🙂

    1. The glass lamps are my favourites. And I am the same with chocolate, although in my experience the artfully sculpted ones aren’t always the finest in taste. Thank you for your lovely comment Valentine 🙂

    1. Venice is paradise for mask lovers Colline. And this was one of the classier shops that had me riveted to its window display! 🙂

  5. Venice is so filled with art! I’d buy so many masks if I knew how to get them home in one piece! The lace there is beautiful too. Great blog post!

  6. This is window shopping at its finest, Madhu! And I’m blown away by the sheer detail of those chocolate masterpieces… I doubt that I would ever have the heart to consume and gobble them up!

    1. I was blown away by the chocolate art as well! The model of the priest was exquisite and that antique iron looked so real and rusty! Thanks James.

  7. Friends who have visited Italy and know of my passion for art and beautiful things, tell me that the country was ‘made for me’ 🙂 Lovely pictures, Madhu, and am so happy for your solo experience.
    However, I certainly wouldn’t permit chocolate-lovers to eat Padre Pio!!!

    1. Is that who he is? It is the padre that grabbed my attention in the first place….even the details on his garment were so exquisitely crafted! Thank you for the kind words Ashu.

    1. I love that one too Jo, especially for its aura of mystery. Wish I could make the price tag across her nose go away though 🙂

  8. I LOVE masks! They provide emotional shelter and encourage spontaneity !

      1. Some masks are intentionally sinister I agree but many more are fun! I always think about posting a challenge requesting people in masks! I think I only have one personally!

    1. Thanks Kan. And what a co-incidence that you should mention that site! Bruno connected with me after reading my “Moving in Venice’ post!!! Wish I had known him before I went 😦

  9. Did you treat yourself to some of these chocolates? The shuttered shop window is my favourite photo here.

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