The gondolas were "grounded" due to rising water levels. So glad we got our ride in!

Simply Italy: Photos from Venice

It’s cold and rainy in Venice right now but I still couldn’t be more impressed with this city. I’ve never seen anything like it. The water, the bridges, the shopping, the history, the food, all of it is simply unbelievable. After touring the Doge’s Palace I’m now fascinated and awe inspired by Venetian culture and history. St. Mark’s square is breathtaking and the city is just oozing with interesting buildings, shops and people.

Here’s a few shots from our last 2 days.

Scenery leaving Rome

Scenery leaving Rome

Mom fell asleep almost immediately.

Mom fell asleep almost immediately.

I stayed up and kept snapping.

I stayed up and kept snapping.

Snow as we climbed the Apennine Mountains!

Snow as we climbed the Apennine Mountains!

You an't get this kind of food at American rest stops. That's for sure!

You can’t get this kind of food at American rest stops. That’s for sure!

My eyes just wouldn't stay open any longer. (Taken by our new friend Ros)

My eyes just wouldn’t stay open any longer. (Taken by our new friend Ros)

Yahoo!!

Yahoo!!

Mainland Venice was much more industrial than I expected. Reminded me of Baltimore.

Mainland Venice was much more industrial than I expected. Reminded me of Baltimore.

Our view coming in on the water taxi.

Our view coming in on the water taxi.

Our hotel has the coolest keys!

Our hotel has the coolest keys!

View from the Gondola ride.

View from the Gondola ride.

Mom was LOVING it!

Mom was LOVING it!

St. Mark's Square

St. Mark’s Square

The glass blowing demonstration was amazing!

The glass blowing demonstration was amazing!

It was raining but we were still having a blast.

It was raining but we were still having a blast.

The gondolas were "grounded" due to rising water levels. So glad we got our ride in!

The gondolas were “grounded” due to rising water levels. So glad we got our ride in!

We enjoyed our tour of  Doge's Castle.

We enjoyed our tour of Doge’s Castle.

The view from the Bridge of Sighs. (Last view saw before going to prison, hence the name)

The view from the Bridge of Sighs. (Last view saw before going to prison, hence the name)

Water just kept rising!

Water just kept rising!

We went to Barona (a Venice Island) for dinner.

We went to Barona (a Venice Island) for dinner.

Part of our crazy tour group. Love them all!

Part of our crazy tour group. Love them all!

STILL RAIING! But still awesomesauce. :)

STILL RAIING! But still awesomesauce. :)

TOTALLY fell in love with this hat!

TOTALLY fell in love with this hat!

Tomorrow we head out for Florence! We are expected more rain and some snow tomorrow but I hear Friday is suppose to be beautiful! Stay tuned for more pics. :)

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