After some work in Europe, our little socks were blessed off. I had always dreamed of going to Italy with Jake. Didn't actually think it would happen. But then we talked about it enough (or maybe I did?!) and after lots of planning we MET IN ITALY.
3 weeks later I'm finally going through pictures. We arrived in Florence and stayed at this adorable BnB - Hotel Monica. Highly recommended. We made Florence our home base for a few days. But more on Florence later.
I'll start by posting our first day trip. We took a 2 hour Trenitalia trip from Florence to Venice. So worth paying the money for the high speed train when you have limited time!
Venice was beautiful. The water ways. The winding streets -- where, yes, we got lost multiple times, even with google maps. St. Mark's square & basilica. CARNIVAL was going on, so that was special. Masks every where. We paid to go up in the clock tower. Definitely worth the wait -- you could see all the building tops in 360 degrees. It makes you realize just how crazy those people were stacking this city on 118 islands!
Unfortunately our day in Venice was about 36 degrees and rainy. Let's just say it was beautiful enough to make the trip worth it. Because it was c o l d. And w e t. But, worth it. Probably wouldn't stay there much longer than a day because it's so touristy -- meaning lots of high prices and gifts shops every where. But definitely glad we saw beautiful, romantic city. Even if our umbrella kept breaking -- you might catch the helpless umbrella below.
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