Venice Itlay | Honeymoon

Venice Italy OOOOO Venice Italy how I could live in your streets forever!First off I should apologize for the delay in finishing out our honeymoon blog post!

Now to enjoy the love of Venice through my stories, and photos!

Venice Italy is one my favorite places, I could spend a week there eat at all the places with pizza and pasta, drink a different wine every day, and photograph with my best camera the streets, waterways and buildings! Starting with the Sail in to Venice Italy!  We had a full day on the boat between Athens and Venice, heck it is a long way up the waterway between Venice and the mainland of Europe!  We had a lovely day, evening on the boat reading tanning and enjoying the activities that were going on, but we were ready for Venice!  We had been told to be on deck for the Sail In by a certain time that day, and we made sure we found a seat on the rail way before that time!  We didn’t want to miss it!  The cruise ships sail SLOWLY up the Grand Canal straight pass all the water front attractions in Venice!  All the while we are SLOWLY making our way in to port the water taxis, water buses, water (well what ever is on the water) is zooming passed us looking like little bitty ants on the road!  It was all too fascinating!

venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy

Venice was our last port, but we didn’t have to disembarked for another 24 hours!  We had a day in Venice and one more meal on the boat before disembarking and sent packing! So we made the best of it! Again with Rick Steves’ in our back pocket, and my families suggestions we were off on foot and by water bus to see Venice!  We made our way across the foot bridge to the main bus station (road and water)!  When there (by way of research) we would purchase our 2 day water bus pass, and find bus number 2 and be on our way!  This bus would allow us to listen to Rick Steves’ as he gave us a wonderful audio tour of Venice from the water! It would take us about 45 minutes to complete but how often do you get to see Venice from the water for cheap!  We took the Water bus from the depot to St. Marks Square!

tips:

Buying the bus pass — read all the directions and do research ahead of time and make sure you VALIDATE before boarding!

Water Taxi’s — are different and way more EXPENSIVE that the bus

Gondola’s — good luck negotiating!  I have been to Venice twice and have decided not to do it both times!

venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
Arriving in St. Marks Square by water bus, we walked pass Doge’s Palace, the bridge of Sighs, and in to the massive square! Listening to Rick Steves’ again giving us precise place to stand while he tells us about all the history pertaining to the square! So fascinating and so much information! The bell tower was under construction while we were there, so we didn’t get to climb for a better view! We walked to the farthest point in the square away from the tower and found a pole to lean on! No sitting in the square! Rick gave us all the knowledge we needed to know about Venice from one spot! We were rested and ready to meander our way through the tiny streets of Venice taking in the sights, and veering off the beaten path! First stop listening the cafe orchestras in the square!

Next stop GELATTO! You could definitely eat your weight in gelatto, never eating anything else!  There are so many flavors to choose from you could never have the same thing twice if you didn’t want to!  It was my mission to make sure Dan had gelatto in Italy on the cheap! With yummy delicious (i don’t remember the flavor) gelatto in hand off we went on our streets of Venice tour by ourselves! I had a little de ja vu and moments of lets turn here, I remember this little street as we walked, but mainly I let Dan choose the way! So many high end stores, glass stores, wine stores, food at every step, and people watching to be had!  We made our way to the Rialto Bridge, no matter the exhaustion factor you must walk all the way over, stop for photos, and take in the glorious street vendors! Side Note:  The glass you see in Venice is most likely from china (especially if it is super cheap) the real Venice/Murano glass is EXPENSIVE!!!
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
venice italy
As the sun sets in Venice, you want to find a lovely place to sit watch the action on the water, the local head to happy hour, the tourist find the best place to eat, and just enjoy the moments! We decided instead of grabbing a water bus back to the boat, we would walk the tiny streets finding out way back across bridges to the bus depot and pedestrian walkway to our boat!

Like I said earlier today/tonight would be the last night on the boat so we took advantage of the free meal (it was good food) and the time to pack up our bags for disembarkation the next morning! It was all bittersweet, but we still had one more day in Venice before heading home!

Check out the previous stops on our honeymoon adventure: Barcelona | Toulon | Florence/Pisa | Rome | Naples/Pompeii | Mykonos | Istabul | Izmir | Athens

Next up Disembarkation Day and Murano!

 

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

F a c e b o o k