A new husband, a fresh passport and a ticket to Italy!
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September 3rd, 2001 – by: Boston_Babe
Since it was our honeymoon, we were sparing almost no expense and the first thing we did upon landing was hire a water taxi to take us to our hotel. What a luxurious and fun way to start off a great vacation! The taxi boats are beautiful and our driver zipped up and down little canals eventually entering onto the Grand Canal. I experienced full sensory overload at the stunning sights and sounds of Venice and all her glory.
Every day was a new adventure through narrow streets and over charming bridges. My favorite thing to do was just walk, and as we did we discovered the most picturesque places I had ever seen. I only wish 12 megapixel cameras were invented back then!! But I am grateful to have captured the images we have.
Every morning we were pleasantly awoken by the chiming campanile seen from our window. I can still hear it in my memories as if it were yesterday. We would have a nice continental breakfast in our hotel where the windows faced the Grand Canal and we could see the morning sun illuminate the bright colors of the buildings across the canal. Then we would start walking the city. Being up earlier in the morning proves beneficial as the streets are emptier before the big tourist rush at the middle of the day.
Shopping in Venice is so fun! Between the ornate carnival masks, the beautiful Murano glass, and the delicate lace, among many other things, you will not leave empty handed.
Being in Venice for our Honeymoon we definitely could not pass up a Gondola ride! Yes, it was very expensive, but it was also absolutely unforgettable! Our tour began on the Grand Canal and weaved through many little beautiful canals. Our Gondolier was friendly and pointed out some notable sites. If you want a singing Gondolier, it is much more expensive. If you can swing it, I think you will find a Gondola ride in Venice to be an experience of a lifetime.
St. Mark's Square is brilliant! The Doge's Palace is a must-see! You can go up to the top of the bell tower (for a fee) and see a stunning 360 degree view of Venice.
For its beauty, history and charm, Venice continues to be one of my all time favorite cities. It is so stunning that I think it is impossible to take a bad picture here. Put Venice at the top of your list!
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