Venice, Italy. Is there a lovelier city on the planet? Not to me! And in Venice, is there a lovelier spot than the Piazza San Marco? On the second day on my trip last December after my climb up the campanile, I snapped some photos around the gorgeous square, just a few short blocks from my apartment.
Venice, Day 2: Campanile di San Marco
On day two of my December 2015 trip Venice, I went to the top of the San Marco bell tower when it first opened. The air was crisp and foggy, but the fog quickly burned off as I snapped my photos.
Venice, Day 3: San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice is full of countless incredible buildings, but one of the best is Palladio's San Giorgio Maggiore church. Neoclassical brilliance. On the third day of my December 2015 Venetian trip I took a boat out to San Gio and went atop the bell tower. So gorgeous...
Venice, Palazzo Ducale
If there is a more breathtaking view than walking out of the ticket area into the Palazzo Ducale courtyard just off of the Piazza San Marco, then... I will eat (a delicious piece of cake in the shape of) my hat. The Doge's Palace is often overrun with tourists, but with good reason: it is truly a must-see destination. It's a glorious mix of late-medieval and renaissance architectures in ways that only Venice could devise.