As part of our three week trip to Europe in June 2004, Karen, my
mom Carol and I drove from Germany to Italy; more specifically
straight to Venice and surrounding islands, so we didn't see
much of the Italian countryside or other cities. Generally, we
all agreed the people of Italy were not quite as friendly and
their property showed less pride of ownership than other parts
of Europe we've traveled.
Nonetheless, we enjoyed the experience in another country where
took a ferry to and rented an apartment (similar to a B & B) in
Campo San Polo, one of many "neighborhoods" in Venice.
The streets of Venice are extremely narrow and they all look
very similar. While my sense of direction is legendary, I was
"lost" numerous times. Well, you can't get totally lost as
Venice is an island, thus you can't wander off too far !!
I have long wanted to visit St. Marks Square (Piazza San Marco)
and Cathedral as well as the famous Rialto Bridge. What a treat
!! Side trips by ferry to Murano (famous for glass) and Burano
(famous for lace) were very nice - much less crowded than Venice.
Enjoy my Baker's Dozen photos.