We spent the last two days in Venice. Sadly, the Internets did not cooperate with us while we were there, but everything else about that city is absolutely amazing.
We had a full itinerary planned of museums and other sites to see over our two days there, but the minute we stepped out of the train station and caught a glimpse of the Grand Canal in front of us, those plans went out the window. Instead, we just wandered wherever the city took us.
Have you guys ever seen the great ’80s movie Labyrinth? Well, Venice is kind of like that (if you haven’t seen this fine film, I’m sad for you. Put it on your summer movie list, stat). It’s basically a series of little islands connected by bridges. And, within each section, there are little narrow alleys and passageways that lead to the city’s main squares.
Of course, this makes it pretty easy to get lost. Thankfully, my husband is pretty handy with a map.
We saw a few of the sites, like St. Mark’s Church and the Doges Palace, but, our favorite moments were just watching the boat traffic and the way that the water sparkled under the sun. We took a gondola ride as well, and yes, it’s touristy and overpriced, but it’s a lot of fun and a great way to appreciate the city.
In short, you need to put Venice on your travel bucket list. Someday, it will probably sink into the Adriatic Sea and you won’t want to have missed out.
Today, we arrived in Milan, which is our final stop before heading home on Sunday. The highlight for today was seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”
It’s been a wonderful trip and we feel really fortunate to have been able to take it together and see and do so many awesome things. Traveling is truly one of my favorite things in the world.
If I don’t get around to posting tomorrow, hope you have enjoyed following along. I will have plenty more to share–including a lot of stuff about food and some of the 1000-plus photos I have taken–when I get back to the PHL!