Favorites from Venice

IMG_3233As we begin packing to leave Venice for Rhodes, I wanted to take a moment to jot down a few favorites that really made the trip worthwhile and that I definitely want to try upon our next visit.

  1. Travel to the islands beyond Saint Mark’s Square, such as Murano for their Venetian glass and Burano for lace. We did half day trips on each island, which allowed time to enjoy lunch in Murano before taxing to Burano for an afternoon of museum hopping.IMG_4412
  2. Exploring takes a great deal out of you so, it is imperative that you stop for a cappuccino or espresso break during the day, along with enjoying a baked treat. This is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate!!!
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  3. Get up early and have the city to yourself {for a few moments} before throngs of site-seers invade the territory.
  4. Have cocktail hour at Bacaro Jazz ristorante from 4-6 pm, you can buy one drink and get the second free all while listening to rock and jazz. Enjoy a sip a drink or two, as it doesn’t get any better…. saluti!!!!

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Destinazione di Venezia

IMG_5041The best way to explore Venice is to maneuver away from the crowds and then get lost in the back passageways of the city. Wonder off the beaten path and you will experience scenic neighborhoods with a myriad of colorful palazzi, museums and churches without ever having to refer to a guidebook.

IMG_4497IMG_5100It is breathtaking to see structures from another era unfold as you walk or motor around in water taxis; the new built upon old is what appears to keep the city from crumbling into the sea.

IMG_4801{A side street in Burano, Veneto}

IMG_5035 IMG_4401 Our hotel {JW Marriott} was set on a private island in the Venetian lagoon, which was preferable to staying on the Piazza San Marco with so much noise and so many tourists. Shuttling by water taxi to San Marco took about 15-20 minutes and at the end of each day there was always a quiet place to completely relax.

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