Venice is all about exploring and getting lost in its twisting, turning alleys. Driving isn't option because there are no roads so we spent all of our time wandering from one side of the island to the other.
Wandering really is the only way you can get around because streets begin and end and twist and turn without rhyme or reason.
Venice has a strange, sordid, interesting history and everything is beautiful. Every dark alley, every crumbling ancient building, it's all beautiful and undeniably romantic.
I loved window shopping at all of the sweet shops. I wish I had a picture of the millions of varieties of home made torrone, they were so beautiful. I brought back some of the pistachio flavor for my dad because that's his favorite but I was kicking myself for not buying more.
Okay I've tortured you with vacation long enough. Here is the real reason Venice will always hold a special place in my heart:
No other city will ever be able to top the awesome, life changing event of getting engaged. Unfortunately this grainy cell phone photo is the only one we have to commemorate the evening but I'll cherish it forever. I think I'll keep the details to myself but I can tell you that it was ridiculously romantic and the most perfect evening.
So what's next? Seven months of wedding planning and preparation. I'm sure I'll share some of it here although some of my family reads my blog so I don't want to give away all of the details.