cornflake dreams.: vanishing venice.

10.23.2013

vanishing venice.

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?
xo, 
Jillian 

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14 comments:

  1. I loved Venice when I went in college–but I was there during carnival, which was a bit nutty. I'd definitely pick a different time to go back!

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  2. We didn't make it to Venice and I wish we would have looking at your gorgeous picks! Love your Italy recap!

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  3. Venice was top priority when I was studying abroad this summer in Rome. I fell in love with it, though it was freezing when we went (and we definitely weren't prepared for it).

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  4. Loved Venice! Just gorgeous! Sigh, your pictures make me want to go back right now :)

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  5. Yes, we did and I want to go back:) It's one of my all time favourite spots and your photos make me want to book a trip there right now:) It1s very romantic as well, isn't it? Happy Wed, dear. xo

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  6. Lovely photos, never have been to Venice but will some day.

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  7. Venice is on our list too! I have a number of friends that said it was their absolute favorite spot in Europe!

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  8. Such a gorgeous city...it is amazing how it is structured. I still can't get over the amazing photos. H has such a good eye! :)

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  9. I need to go. In fact, I need to go everywhere you've gone. Always beautiful and thoughtful.

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  10. I have not been to Venice but you can bet it's on my list! Your pictures are gorgeous! I imagine shopping to be amazing anywhere in Europe haha!

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  11. Looks incredible... just like I imagined it :) It's definitely on my bucket list.

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  12. i heard not to go to venice bc it was too touristy. i'm glad i didn't listen, because it was so beautiful!! i went at christmas one year and it was gorgeous. so glad i went!!!

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  13. Venice is one of my favorite places too!! I've been twice! It is so beautiful and interesting - I love it. Thanks for sharing all your pictures. (I always sneak pictures in churches/cathedrals too!)

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