Venice was romantic and simply lovely. The city was mesmerizing. The concept of the canals is still amazing to me even after walking around the city for hours. The bridges and narrow sidewalks are beautiful. The city was busy, but quite calm. I now want to find a town where cars do not exist. My day seemed better with cars zooming by. The gondolas were a tad different than I pictured. The chairs were over-the-top and a bit gaudy, in my opinion, but bring down the coolness factor of a gondola.
I love the movie ‘Italian Job’ but it doesn’t even begin to show the greatness of Venice. (The chase scene in that movie was nothing compared to the boat chase I saw while I was there. Yes, I am being sarcastic).
We spent the day walking around and shopping. I got some great little things in Venice. I did pick up some Venezian glass considering I was in Venice. However, Elizabeth and Ashley got beautiful paintings, and I am starting to wish I had done the same.
I took hundreds of pictures! Which is really exciting, but means I will not upload them until I return to the States, which is somewhere in the future. However, I am not sure exactly when that is.