There should be an underwater tour of Venice. What is happening under there? I'm told that all those buildings, the entire city, is built on wooden piles. I need more time to process that. Maybe an entire lifetime to process it. (Structures was never my strong point in architecture school.)
We took every opportunity - save the ninety euro gondola ride - to see Venice from the water. There were vaporetto rides zig zagging across the Grand Canal and a couple water taxi rides to and from the airport as well as the walk along Giudecca with all of Venice in view. That's where I took the above photo; standing outside Andrea Palladio's Il Redentore looking back at Venice. I'd venture to say that it's a city to be looked at, not lived in, at least now in it's tourist trap state.
Alice in the sculpture garden at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
It was Easter Sunday, hence the bow. Venice is not known for its green spaces so it was nice to have a moment where we could let Alice out of the carrier to explore on her own a bit. Shortly after I took this photo she tumbled and the happy calm was broken. It's part of why I like this photo though, the quiet before the tears.
I now have a serious itch to keep traveling. I'd love to hear any and all recommendations you might have for travel in Europe. Have you been to Croatia, Greece, Sicily, Sardinia? Any spots you'd recommend. Any musts I need to put on my list? Thanks for sharing.
I'd also appreciate any tips you have for traveling with a baby/kids. What's the best type of vacation - resort, city, countryside?