Piazza San Marco

View of city and Grand Canal from bridge

Off the beaten path :)

I’ve had a mild obsession with Venice for quite some time. I spent my early years on an island so when I first heard about this beautiful floating European city, the combination of the familiar and the exotic blew my little mind. As I got older the stories about how romantic Venice was added even more to its appeal.
I made it to Venice for the first time on this trip to Italy and I loved it.  We arrived there by train and once I walked out of the station and stepped out on the platform that overlooks your first view of the city I was  thrilled. On the outside I was like, act like you’ve been somewhere before, descend the stairs gracefully, do not embarrass yourself or anyone else.  On the inside I was like yeahhh, yeahh, yeah, yEAH!!!! 

The city was simply enchanting.  We took a slow ride up the Grand Canal on a vapporetti. We stepped off the beaten tourist path and got blissfully lost strolling through the old winding streets. I took enough photos of gondolas to end up in the Guinness Book of Records. I ate the best lemon sorbet ever. I had a wonderful time. I'm so grateful that I was able to make this trip and cross Venice off my travel wish list.

What about you guys, what's on your list of places you always wanted to visit? 

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  1. I love your blog :) it's really delicious :D may we can follow each other? :D

  2. WOW! This looks like a dream. I've told the hubs that I want to go to Europe when we retire. :)

  3. @Antonella Leone:
    Thank you. Yes, we can follow each other. Stop by any time:)

  4. @fashiondujourdaily:
    Hey there! It was magical. Retiring there sounds awesome.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.