Our recent Slovenian adventure involved flying through Venice Marco Polo. When we were planning the trip, I found it a bit difficult to stay focused on the new and incredible sights we’d be seeing in Slovenia when Venice was right there. We’d been there before, so I knew how magical it is. In the end, we did get the chance to check out Murano for a couple minutes, but only saw Venice from the plane.
Inspired by these recent travels near there and my friend Maura’s recap post here, I went back through the archives and found some favorite photos from my previous travels there. I hope you enjoy this peek at this unique and beautiful city, filled with history and art that will take your breath away.
I first visited Venice ten years ago. It was February and very foggy. The fog wrapped Venice in an even more ethereal splendor and it was magical exploring it then.
That trip I severely underpacked for the weather and also wore all of the clothes I had packed at once in an effort to try and stay warm. It didn’t really work, but is hilarious to look back on.
It was grey when I returned three years ago, with Andrew and his brother. We spent a couple days exploring the city and here are some of my favorite photos from that trip.
Getting lost in the winding, small streets that lead to nowhere is the best part of visiting Venice. You truly never know what you’ll come upon in your wanderings, how long it will take you to get from A to B, or if you ever actually will find the grocery store.
The rundown shabbiness of the city adds to its otherwordly feel and beauty.
My favorite sight is the Doge’s Palace. Incredibly beautiful, this building and former home of the head magistrate of Venice is a reflection of Venice’s unique place as a seafaring, trade and artistic power throughout the ages.
During our trip three years ago, we stayed in the most incredible Airbnb. It gave us beautiful views over St Mark’s and the Alps and was a close walk to anything we wanted to see.
Here’s to hoping we all get the chance to visit beautiful Venice again, hopefully soon!