I didn’t want to do a massive string of Vancouver posts, so I thought I’d switch it up a bit and bring back some memories from my Italy trip last year. I still have lots to share 🙂 I was in Italy for about 2 weeks, and Venice was one of my favorite stops! It’s so sad that this beautiful city will be completely under water one day.
Venice is absolutely breathtaking. The water, the gondolas, the architecture–everything! It’s also interesting that this city was one of the few from its time that wasn’t walled up. The rulers here didn’t want the people nor their neighboring territories to fear them. So the city is completely open! And I think that openness contributes greatly to the beauty of this city. You can easily gaze out towards the water and see for miles. Even when walking around the city itself, you can take in all the beautiful architecture without going through gates or stone walls.
I hope these pictures can speak for themselves. I only wish there was some way to keep this city afloat so that its legacy can live on for generations to come.
I followed Rick Steve’s travel guide when visiting Italy, and his suggestions for what to do/see/eat in Venice were fantastic! I highly recommend getting his book, as well as his free mobile phone app that gives you access to audio tours around Italy.