Tag Archives: Venice

Views of Italy – Photo of the Day

  Italy is a photographer’s dream, with views to die for everywhere I go. So to choose one place where the view is a favorite is impossible…Enjoy just a few of my most memorable scenes from my travels to Bella … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017 – Some Thoughts

As I look back on 2016, I feel blessed and thankful for so many reasons. First, and most important, I am thankful to have my health, as I realize that others battle with physical and mental health challenges daily. I … Continue reading

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Burano – A Colorful Gem in the Venice Lagoon

On your next trip to Venice, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the unique island of Burano. This community has charm of its own with its brightly painted small houses that  artists and photographers dream about. Located in the Venetian … Continue reading

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Architecture of Italy

One of the many highlights in Italy is the spectacular architecture. Not only the age of some of Italy’s monuments but the style and sheer beauty is what strikes me. Spanning almost 3000 years, Italy’s diverse architectural styles reflect the … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Hospital in Venice

I recently retired from a lifelong career as a critical-care nurse and I have always been curious about hospitals in foreign countries. Often I have been tempted to walk inside and have a look around. Usually there isn’t enough time, … Continue reading

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Italy Travel – Photo of the Day

I always enjoy watching local artisans and artists at work. I came across this artist on a footbridge in Venice. She was so focused on her painting that I dared not interrupt. Do you notice anything particularly interesting in this … Continue reading

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Meet Marco Jovon – An Authentic Artisan in Venice

One of the benefits of social media is the ability to connect with people from other parts of the world. And one of the benefits of traveling to other parts of the world is the chance to actually meet one … Continue reading

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A Gondola  Ride in St Mark’s in Venice

 Who would say no to a gondola tour through St Mark’s sestiere? Certainly not me, and I am grateful to Italy XP for the special experience of a quiet ride in a gondola on the small canals away from the … Continue reading

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A Day in Venice~Travel in Italy

May 15, 2015 Today is a day of walking in Venice because of the 24-hour vaporetto strike. After a light breakfast of yogurt and cappuccino, we headed out of foot to the Rialto Market, Venice’s largest and most well-known market … Continue reading

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Arrived in Venice!

May 14 We arrived in Venice at 8am today and I am impressed with the pleasant experience of flying into Marco Polo Airport in Venice. Since the airport is smaller, the wait for checked bags was short and the immigration … Continue reading

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