Monday, October 25, 2010
We are just getting back from our first visit to Venice and I already wish we could go back to wander around the streets of each sestiere (Venetian district). Though we were concerned about the heavy rain we were expecting during the weekend, we lucked out and only got light rain on and off on Sunday. We bundled up and managed to see all of the sights I crammed into our crazy itinerary.
Of course the main attraction of St. Mark's Basilica was the first stop, followed by a trip up the bell tower for a breathtaking view of the city. We finished off the first night with a low key dinner and drinks at the Venice Jazz Club. We spent the second and rainy day taking in Venetian masterpieces at the Galleria dell'Accademia, followed by a visit through the Doge's Palace for more amazing art. We spent our last half day in Venice meandering through the streets around the Rialto Bridge while doing some shopping in the glass and leather stores.
The pictures of Venice are beautiful but it's a city you just have to see for yourself. Ciao!