Venice is it the most romantic city on the planet? Clearly Mr Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin thought so as they chose it as a venue for their recent wedding and with its narrow canals and waterways a myriad of delightful bridges and the ever-present gondolas (whether your Gondlier launches into a chorus of “just one cornetto” or not ) it is clearly a city of great attraction.
Venice not only the backdrop for Mr Clooney’s wedding but also the name of another one of the striking doors in the Solidor Italia range as supplied by Timber Composite Door.
The location of the city adds little to its romantic image, built on a 118 small individual islands linked by canals and bridges sounds good but those islands are set in the vast marshland waste that is the Venice Lagoon an area formed by the estuaries of the Po and Piave rivers and that does not sound quite so good. It sounds even worse when you consider that the city is slowly but consistently subsiding into the mud and is now prone to regular bouts of flooding. The birth of the city also had far from romantic origins if we are to accept the popular view of many historians who believe that the city originated as a refugee camp for residents of the cities of Padua, Aquileia, Treviso, Altino and Concordia who were running from Germanic and Hun invasions
And yet from such humble and murky beginnings this most romantic of all cities has arisen. The original nautical trade of the city has long gone and been replaced by tourism as the main source of income for the city. It is a city that has it all Art, Culture, Fashion, Fine Food and Wines – think Venice think the Architecture of the Piazza St Marcos and the Doge’s Palace , the intricacy of Venetian Murano Glass the list goes on and on
But throughout all of its history it has maintained that romantic aura be it in the classic architecture or the paintings of Canelletto and his contemporaries showing off the architectural features at their very best.
Now there is something else to think about when the topic of Venice crops up – super stylish door from the Solidor Italia range with its two full height vertical glazed panel and a centre 1800 mm pull handle it certainly projects a nautical image that reflects the qualities of Venice – particularly when it is either Blue or Duck Egg Blue in colour.
Actually we at Timber Composite Doors like this door so much we thought that Mr Clooney might like one for his home as a memento of his wedding and his visit to Venice so if anyone out there has a mailing address for him somewhere in Hollywood drop us a line and we will get one on the next plane as a late wedding present.