Venice, Italy Europe

Europe: Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy Europe

Happy Friday! I am not sure who will be more excited about this, me or you, but this is my final post from our recent trip to Europe. Wahoo! We covered so much that yes, I had to split it up into 4 posts. The first post was to the Netherlands which I recapped here. After we left Holland, we flew to Venice for a week-long cruise in the Mediterranean. We went on the Norwegian Star and the cruise had 5 stops:

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Kotor, Montenegro
Olympia, Greece
Athens, Greece
Split, Croatia

I recapped Montenegro, Greece and Croatia, and today? I am recapping our port terminal, Venice!

Day 1: Leave Venice

Once we left Amsterdam, we flew to Venice and went straight from the airport to get on our cruise. I had no idea what fabulous views we would get once we left the port. I mean, look at these views from the ship!

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Day 8: Explore St. Mark’s Square + More

We arrived back at the port from our cruise at 8 am on Sunday. Once we got off the ship, we walked a long way until we got to our hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, we found out that they had free transportation to St. Mark’s Square so we were thankful for that. I was and am still amazed that you had to take a boat to get everywhere in the city. That is right, no cars!

It was a 30 minute boat ride and we were dropped off right in the hustle and bustle of it all. St. Mark’s Square is the most popular part of Venice and the tourists sure did make that obvious. There were so many people, everywhere! We spent the day walking around the whole city, making sure to stop for pizza and the local drink, the “Spritz.” There was a regatta going on, so it was neat to stumble upon that. It was much different than what we though, and we found lots of people in costumes, which was fun to watch. Later in the afternoon we found a park where we were able to get out of the city a little bit and stroll around. 13 miles later and we were glad to be back out our hotel.

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Day 9: Last Day

On our last day of the trip and our last day in Venice, we walked around and explored some more. Instead of going back into the main city, we took a boat to the Glass Blowing Factory, which was on another island. We spent some time at the factory and walking around the island, before heading back to the hotel to grab our bags. Overall, we really liked Venice. I am not a city person, but it was so cute and dreamy that I loved everything about it, especially the pizza! That is a wrap!

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I didn’t start sharing our traveling adventures on the blog until the end of 2013, but you can see some of our vacations below as well as how to travel on a budget here.

Pacific Northwest
Western Caribbean Cruise
Arizona
Hilton Head
South America: Argentina
South America: Torres Del Paine
South America: Lake Region
South America: Santiago + Coast
Colorado
Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica: Santa Teresa
Costa Rica: La Fortuna
Michigan
Las Vegas
Caribbean Cruise – Grand Turk + Dominican Republic
Caribbean Cruise – Aruba + Curacao
Colorado Ski Date #2
North Carolina
Maui
Kauai
Oahu
Palm Springs
Colorado #3
Anniversary Staycation
Florida
Europe: The Netherlands
Europe: Montenegro + Greece
Europe: Croatia

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