Venice, Italy – A lovely city to start or end your cruise vacation
There are not many things more enchanting than arriving to your Venice hotel in a water taxi.
Words and photos are not entirely capable of describing the emotions that you experience- the sounds, the sights, the sunshine on your face – the anticipation of visiting such an iconic destination.
Of course there are dozens and dozens of terrific hotels with varying levels of service. We chose the lovely Hotel Danieli located just steps from The Bridge of Sighs leading to Doges Palace and Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Plaza) – terrific service and as convenient as it gets.
Venice is a city built on 118 islands (some small and others tiny) connected by hundreds of bridges that make up the city. The history of Venice dates back around 1600 years so as you might imagine there are some amazing examples of many different types or architectural influences including Gothic, Byzantine, Islamic & more. Below is but 1 of many gorgeous buildings
If you are a lover of any style of art and craftmanship then a visit to Murano is a must-do. Murano is a small island about 15 minutes boat ride from Venice. Complimentary tours are available and you will not see a better array of glassworks than you will here. The island is home to hundreds of glassblowers who have different specialties. The glassblowing demonstration is amazing
but what is more amazing is the showroom which consists of room upon room with unbelievable displays of artistic genius ranging from chandeliers to wine glasses and every type of glassware in between
St Marks’s Square & Basilica along with the Doges Palace are also must-see
Water Taxis and Gondolas
Of course no trip to Venice would be complete without spending some time on the water. Whether touring by water taxi…
or enjoying a gondola ride complete with serenade…
these are the memories that you will carry with you for many years to come (and of course taking a few photos helps too)!
There are more shops that you can ever hope to get to even if staying for weeks – and cafes & restaurants are also in no short supply so save up some energy for that!
After a few hours of touring and shopping then a Spritz or 2 in a cafe is not to be missed
In short – Venice is simply magical and unforgettable.
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