I’m so excited about this post! Jason and I went to Italy back in March and I know, I know, this post is almost 3 months late. BUT it’s worth the wait, I promise. We spent 8 wonderful days abroad, exploring and discovering the most beautiful place we’ve ever been (I’ve been to 8 countries in my life…Belize topped that list until 3 months ago). I’m going to split our trip up into 4 different posts (Venice, Florence, Cortona, and Rome), and since we stopped in Venice first, it’s the first to hit the blog!
We heard conflicting opinions on Venice, so we weren’t sure what to expect when we arrived, but it was by far Jason’s favorite stop, and my 2nd favorite (nothing will ever top Cortona!). The ancient city has 118 islands and each island has an equally as ancient, and cool, church. Waking up to church bells in Italy isn’t uncommon though, so we quickly got used to, and loved, the sound. Every twist and turn in Venice leads you to a new piazza or street, and the canals every where make the city feel even more magical. For obvious reasons there are no cars in Venice, but the people depend on the canals to get places quickly (even the “ambulanza” is on the water for emergencies) and vibrant personality that the city itself holds is impressionable. As always when we travel, our favorite spots were away from the tourist locations. We stopped each day to have our daily “spritz” with the locals in the afternoon, got lost in the markets and shops, but had to stop and take selfies in Piazza San Marco (well Jason took selfies, I watched and laughed at how cute he was :). Enjoy our look into Venice…we can’t wait to visit again!