Venice. This trip marked my second visit and it’s unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. A mix of fairy tale beauty, crowded squares, cooing pigeons and magically still canals. And, as many honeymooners will attest, a romantic city to the core. I think Venice would be a fantastic blip for a month-long Italian honeymoon. Here are a few of my favorite shots:
Atop the Campanile di San Marco
Couldn’t help feeling a bit famous at every bridge we came to on our gondola ride. 😉
We decided to cave and do what every other tourist in Venice does – take a gondola ride. I’m so glad J&I did this. It’s certainly my favorite memory of Venice … our gondolier swept us away from the noisy, cramped streets filled with tourists and transported us to a world of small, quiet canals. Bliss.
Top Tips for Venice:
– Campanile di San Marco. For an amazing view of the city/lagoon, pay a small amount of money to take the elevator to the top of this bell tower located in St. Mark’s Square. Beautiful views. I’ve also heard that there is another less well known stellar spot for views – the San. Giorgio Maggiore located across from San Marco. From this point, you are granted a view across to Venice rather than looking down on it.
– Gondola ride. Maybe this is another tourist trap but J&I caved and I think it was worth every cent.
– Burano. If you’re spending more than a day in Venice, you should really consider taking a water bus over to the island of Burano. It’s a great little escape to a beautiful Italian fishing village dotted with rainbow-colored homes. You can see my travel journal about Burano here.
Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.