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