Venezia

13.01.2017 – 16.01.2017

We recently flew to Venice for a long weekend. January – the perfect time to see this city that welcomes nearly 20 million visitors annually, right? We thought so. It was damp, cold and absolutely stunning. It was wonderful to have the city so (relatively) quiet. We never waited in a line or felt rushed and cramped by the crowds. We could feel the history oozing through every ancient stone and winding canal of this city. We learned so much, ate delicious foods and had so much fun.

Parker and I were even able to work together to remember Merchant of Venice memorizations from our Freshman year of high school. “The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. . . “

 

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We arrived in Venice in the middle of a snowstorm. 

 

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Dinner our first evening

 

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Standing on the Rialto

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Open air Mercato di Rialto was filled with fresh produce and seafood galore!

 

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The Rialto as viewed from the Vaporetto (waterbus) along the Grand Canal. 

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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

 

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Looking out to the Doge’s Palace (left) from the top of St. Mark’s Basilica

 

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The Bridge of Sighs

 

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Day of “Island Hopping” – here is Burano which was known for its handmade lace 

 

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Mosaic floors in Chiesa dei Santi Maria e Donato on the Island of Murano. This island is still known for its glass making.  

 

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St. Mark’s Square at night

 

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Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore – note the raised walkways which we saw all over Venice. The water levels were quite low during our visit so we didn’t need to use them.

 

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View from the campanile of San Giorgio’s. We were up there as the clock struck noon it was deafening! 

 

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2 thoughts on “Venezia

  1. “It is twice blest;
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes;”

    It was great to hear the beginning of The Quality of Mercy again. It’s been a long time since college.

    The colors in your photos are outstanding! What a place to visit. Congratulazioni !

    Jeff

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing. I felt like I was on a guided tour! Your Dad sent a card to my Mom (MaryFrances) telling of their trip to see you. So glad I checked it out. You two are very lucky to be able to experience these great adventures. Again, thanks for sharing!!

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