I LOVED Venice. So many people told me to let myself get lost there and I really had no idea what they meant until I was there. They were right. Venice is filled with tiny streets and courtyards where you might find a tasty restaurant, or a shop that makes paper. It’s filled with sensuality and color.
Entering Venice via water taxi on the way to our hotel.
These little signs were a beacon, along with the landmarks we came to recognize as being near our hotel. We were on a quiet back canal in between San Marco and Rialto. We walked for hours, just wandering around. It was all beautiful
Rialto bridge from the Grand Canal. This was later in the evening so it wasn’t as crowded. In the earlier hours, the cruise ships come and the passengers flood into Venice. We did a lot of our sightseeing during those hours away from the big sights.
This was the view from our hotel room. My daughter and I shared in Venice as there were no connecting rooms and heaven knew what my kids could have gotten up to if we’d left them alone!
An example of an average street in Venice. So lovely.
Each time you cross a bridge you’re actually moving from one to another of nearly 200 islands that make up Venice!
Covered path near Rialto
Shop windows. Makes me hungry!