Saturday, August 31, 2013


A city built on the water, Venice is one of Italy's most unique cities.  Since the weather in Italy has been high 80s to mid-90s, the thought of a day trip being on the water was more than enticing.  Unlike a few of our previous trips, we decided to venture into Venice on our own and not with a tour group or company.  It was a bit more relaxed and we were able to travel around on our own schedule.

We spent most of our time at Piazza San Marco, and the winding cobble stone streets that surround it.  This is Venice's most famous spot due to the San Marco church.

St. Mark's Square, Venice

One of the biggest reasons to travel to venice is the famous Murano glass.  Jewelry, homeware, statues - you name it, and Venice has made it out of glass!  I was able to pick up a few souvenirs while I was there, including several pieces of jewelry and a wine stopper.  We got around the island via water taxi, and also took it to the island of Murano where many artists have their glass galleries and workshops.

Venice, Italy

Murano - Venice, Italy

It was a short and sweet day trip, but exciting as always!  We unfortunately didn't have time for a gondola ride, but instead watched them pass by while dipping our feet in the canal.  For anyone that needs an escape, Venice is a great choice!



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