Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places I have visited and very appropriate that Linda and I visited there during our honeymoon.
This shot is of the Grand Canal and is taken from the Realto Bridge. The Realto Bridge is the oldest bridge across the canal and I have a photo of it coming in a future post.
Linda and I had dinner under one of those red canopies you can see on the right. It was a wonderful balmy night and just such a beautiful location. We will always remember that night. We did have a little surprise when a power boat came by and the wake caused water to splash up around our ankles, yes the water is that high!
If you haven’t heard, Venice is slowly sinking and with global warming raising the water levels, prospects are not good for this unique place. We saw this for ourselves when walking around, the water is VERY close to some of the pavements and in some places it sloshes up over the walkways.
As for places to visit, Venice has to rate very high on anyone’s list. The atmosphere is quite unique and the narrow streets are just wonderful. So many quaint corners and we found shopping to be considerably cheaper than in Tuscany.
Needless to say, Linda and I had a ride in one of those gondolas. It was all very beautiful and we hope to go be able to go back one day soon.