photo courtesy churchm.ag
I'm just going to begin this post for Day 11 (undici) with a photo:
Yes, this is ALL chocolate! Every year the chocolatier creates a spectacular window display handmade, completely of chocolate. I make a point of passing by this shop each day early in December so I am sure to see the window as soon as it is ready. I think this year is over the top. Fantastic.
Here are some close up details- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
How yummy is this?
It's a chocolate fantasy!
Any time of the year, not just Christmas, VizioVirtù is on my top ten list of places to seek out in Venice. It one of the best chocolate shops I've ever been in, and, being the chocolate lover I am, that includes a lot of chocolate shops! The second you open the door, you are in sensory overload. The smells hit your nose first. You are practically hypnotized by the smells as they draw you inside the door. Then you look around, overwhelmed by the variety of chocolate surrounding you. This is the mother load of chocolate in Venice, and the young chocolatier behind the counter is probably Willie Wonka's cousin.
Located at San Polo 2898/A, just steps away from both the San Toma Vaporetto stop and the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa di Frari (the Frari), it's easy to find, and almost impossible to leave once you've been inside.
Put it on your list if you are planning a visit to Venice. Just do it. Indulge!
Here's a link to their website, which includes directions as well as online shopping. Yes, I did say online shopping!