From Rome, we hopped on a train to travel to the other side of Italy to Venice. The first steps out of the train station were breathtaking. You are greeted with water, boats, bridges and a picturesque city. Once we landed at our hotel we set out to get lost. We meandered down narrow alley ways, walked over little bridges that cross over quaint canals. This was our time to slow down and soak in the beauty of this romantic setting.
Venice was a mixed bag for us. On one hand beautiful and dreamy. On the other hand, crowded with cruise ships that pull up and let people pour onto the island. When you walk far enough away from the tourist spots you begin to feel like you’re the only one on the island. My favorite activity (other than finding new bridges to walk over) was to pack a lunch and head to the park for a picnic. At the park we could people watch, ponder island life, or just stare at the water. It was peaceful and romantic.
First Look at Venice
Traversing narrow walkways
View from the Bell Tower
Romantic Dinner View