Written by Jenn
Also known as Venezia…..The City built on Water….The City of Canals…..The City of Bridges…..The City of Masks……A City of Romance…..A City of History.
Venice is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and also one of the most romantic. Need I say more?
If I could describe Venice in one word, it would be Enchanting.
We spent an enchanting week in Venice which I would like to share with you in photojournal style.
Since I was a child, it has been my dream to visit Venice. I longed to wander through the sidewalks, cross its romantic bridges, and ride with a loved one in a gondola. So really, this trip was for me, to realize a dream. Everything else we did was just icing on the cake.
We decided to stay in Venice’s Lido Island, which was a relaxing water bus away Venice proper. Not only was it cheaper for us (everything on Venice Island is expensive, particularly accomodations), but it was a welcomed escape from the overwhelming noise and crowds of tourists. Lido also had a lovely beach facing the Adriatic sea, and an impressive number of bikes which brought delight to the kids. We spent a couple afternoons lounging on the beach and riding a quadracycle there. Brian loved Lido so much that he could envision living there for a few months.
We also visited the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Murano is worldy renowned for its famous Venetian Glass, and we were fortunate enough to witness a glass blowing demonstration. Burano was a breathtaking island well-known for its lace and its brightly coloured homes (more posts to come).
Below are more pictures of my favourite shots in a slide show. Enjoy!