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Venice |Adventures in Italy

Oh Venice. It was love at first sight. No lie- we walked out of the train station- and with my first look at this gorgeous city, I took a deep sigh. The blue water, the colorful houses, rustic shutters and doors- Venice is like something out of a dream.

Venice was easily my favorite leg of this trip- I loved Positano and Rome- but Venice was different- it was my kind of city. I could wander the streets of Venice for weeks and not grow tired of the sights. One of my favorite stores to explore is Anthropologie- whenever I go in that store I dream of our future home looking just like it. Venice was like Anthropologie in city form- so much unique character and charm.

Venice was our longest leg of our Italian Adventure- and I’m so glad we planned it that way, because by the time we arrived- we were ready for a bit of rest, and it was a great place to do so. We stayed in the Boscolo Venezia- a Marriott affiliate- and it was just GORGEOUS. The hotel was decorated in traditional Venetian style- ornate and beautiful. The foyer was decorated with Murano glass chandeliers- incredibly ornate and magical- from the island of Murano- which we visited on our second day of our time in Venice.

Much of our Venice trip was spent wandering- one of my favorite pastimes:)We literally got lost in the city- and I cannot imagine a better place to be lost. If we weren’t so tired from our two previous legs of our journey- I’m sure we would have wandered longer. It’s easy to get lost in Venice- because even though it’s an incredibly unique city- at some point, everything starts looking the same! There are endless alleys, small canals, and colored houses- you start feeling like you are walking in circles (which we may have been!). And during our wanderings- I must have taken a picture of almost every door knob in this adorable place- I just couldn’t get enough of the little details that made up Venice. I’ve never been to a town with more character- and I’m SO thankful we got to experience it!

Ok- it’s picture time! Here’s a small look at our time in Venice. I sincerely hope that one day you get to experience it for yourself!

Our view after stepping out of the train station. In love, immediately.

Our view after stepping out of the train station. In love, immediately.


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AH the colors, the shutters...

AH the colors, the shutters…


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Sweet elderly lady looking over the streets of Venice :)

Sweet elderly lady looking over the streets of Venice :)


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We JUST missed one of the year's biggest carnivals- the streets were filled with masks for the celebration!

We JUST missed one of the year’s biggest carnivals- the streets were filled with masks for the celebration!


All the clotheslines!

All the clotheslines!


Almost to our hotel! Loved taking all the little back alleys :)

Almost to our hotel! Loved taking all the little back alleys :)


The lobby of our hotel...wow.

The lobby of our hotel…wow.


We stayed in a traditional Venetian styled room. We loved it!

We stayed in a traditional Venetian styled room. We loved it!


Exploring the streets and canals the first night

Exploring the streets and canals the first night


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He's getting used to modeling for me :)

He’s getting used to modeling for me :)


Just outside our hotel!

Just outside our hotel!


Crossing the grand canal- SO beautiful

Crossing the grand canal- SO beautiful


Tuh-duhhh

Tuh-duhhh


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Just a normal day for that doggy on the right...

Just a normal day for that doggy on the right…


Waiting for our boat to Murano for the glass factory tour!

Waiting for our boat to Murano for the glass factory tour!


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Fires and Chandeliers

Fires and Chandeliers


Arriving in San Marco

Arriving in San Marco


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Gondolas!

Gondolas!


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Crossing another part of the Grand Canal

Crossing another part of the Grand Canal


The lock bridge in Venice! So romantic <3

The lock bridge in Venice! So romantic <3[/caption]2014-03-03_0013
[caption id="attachment_896" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Thank you to the random strangers who took our picture!Thank you to the random strangers who took our picture!


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I loved the pink tinted lamp posts of San Marco!

I loved the pink tinted lamp posts of San Marco!


I took pictures of SO many door knobs in Venice...I want them all in our house!

I took pictures of SO many door knobs in Venice…I want them all in our house!


And of course...the doors of Venice :)

And of course…the doors of Venice :)


At this point we were kinda lost...but Venice is an awesome place to get lost in :)

At this point we were kinda lost…but Venice is an awesome place to get lost in :)


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That wraps up our Italy adventures! Sad that it’s over, but so thankful it happened! Besides- we have a LOT more of England to explore- and PARIS- a trip planned for later this month!:)

Happy Tuesday, friends! Go wander somewhere:)

March 4, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Nastja - I loveeee Venice! Can’t wait to see more of your photos from your trips. :)

March 4, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Kathy Hutchins Sternfeld - Beautiful city!! and you found the loveliest places and things to photograph. We loved Venice, too, but only had one day there.

March 4, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Kathy - Looks like an awesome adventure! :) Beautiful!

March 4, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Isabelle - I love Venice, thanks for bringing back the good memories, lovely post!

March 4, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Carol Anderson - Been three times but would go again in a hearbeat! Love Venice! Can’t believe it was warm enough for shorts and no jacket. Great pics

March 4, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Linda Jones Walker Fryer - Had the best pasta lunch (duh) at a street cafĂ© there with Abbie in 2010. She was in a choir that was invited to sing in San Marco cathedral… most memorable place!

March 5, 2014 - 3:02 am

Vicki Stuart - We were there in August 2013. Fun place to get lost in. Our only problem was the heat—really, really bad at that time of the year.

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