Venice is unlike any other place I have visited before. It's been on my to-visit list for years... I remember staring at photos of the city in National Geographic when I was little. I couldn't believe this city was built on top of water. How did people get around? (lots of boats + bridges). Did they swim in the water?! (no!) What happens when it floods? (they make the most of it). I was also concerned to hear that the city was sinking - I HAD to see it before it was gone. Thankfully, h agreed that venice was a no-brainer stop on our Italy trip. with it's winding streets, bridges and canals filled with gondolas it was even more beautiful than I imagined:
We avoided the pigeons in Piazza San Marco, but loved exploring the Doge's Palace and nearby Saint Mark's Basilica (with stunning gold mosaics inside it was my favorite church in Italy!) h was happy to find LOTS of great street art and I might have shopped less in Florence if i knew how great the shopping in Venice was.
Have you visited Venice?
Did you like it?
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