Photo Journal | Venice Getaway + Guide

"Italy is always a good idea."

Summer traveling is so much fun!  But vacationing in Italy is even much more fun. Venice has been on our vacation hit list and we were so excited to finally get to visit this beautiful floating city.  Each morning, we would wake up to an amazing voice of a passing gondola singer singing romantic Italian songs. It was dreamy and just surreal.  

Mornings in Venice.

We spent 72 hours in Venice and James, my husband, wanted to make sure he saw, experienced and enjoyed our trip. So, we came up with a 72 hour guide on how to do Venice.

The best way to describe Venice is like being thrown back into time. It's a walking city where gondolas and motor boats are the main source of transportation. But walking the streets of Venice is so enchanting because you get to find hidden jewels like restaurants, boutiques, old churches or old monuments. The beauty in the city are the old buildings, quaint city streets and the old piazza's which are public squares or marketplaces that are little gathering places that make up the city. But, here's my list of a few places to visit while in Venice. 


- Rialto Bridge

- St. Marc Basilica

- Doge's Palace

- Bridges of Sigh

- Island of Murano

- Island of Burano

- Island of Lido

- Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute



Must Do:

- Scenic boat tour

- Scenic walking tour

- Gondola ride

- Island Hopping

- People watch at a Piazza

- Eat a bowl of gelato 

- A boat ride on the Grande Canal


 Street wandering

 Island hopping, Burano Island


- Floating 117 Islands

- 121 canals

- 300 bridges

"Momma Mia"

Venice at night

Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

 "La Dolce Vita"


Barbara Jacques
Barbara Jacques


3 Responses


August 04, 2016

Simply beautiful.

Barbara Jacques
Barbara Jacques

July 29, 2016

You’re welcome Maggie. Let me know if you have any questions.


July 27, 2016

Good read! Thanks for sharing your list. I find it helpful as I will be traveling to Italy soon.

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