Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last Stop - Venezia

It's funny, before we left for our trip to Italy when I mentioned that one of the places we would be visiting was Venice everyone's response was "A day and half is all you really need before you get sick of Venice". That was not true for us at all. It may be because it was our departing port which meant we actually had a few days to explore the city at a more relaxed pace. There may be another reason we loved Venice so much but you have to stay tuned until the end of the post to find out what reason is ;)

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.

venice canals gondola romantic

Wandering really is the only way you can get around because streets begin and end and twist and turn without rhyme or reason.

venice view fro clock tower

venice view fro clock tower

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.

venice church catacombs

venice duomo

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.

venice open air food market

venice sweet shop

Okay I've tortured you with vacation long enough. Here is the real reason Venice will always hold a special place in my heart:

venice rialto engagement

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.

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  1. So exciting, and such a romantic ending to what sounds like a truly fabulous trip! CONGRATULATIONS!! =)

  2. WOW!! That is the best news!! Congrats!!