Rising from the waters of Venice Lagoon is the Italian city of Venezia or Venice, a legendary city that’s one of a kind.
After being on my bucket list forever, Rob and I found an awesome deal for an Italy highlights trip. So we took that as the perfect opportunity to visit!
Italy was my first-ever destination in Europe so I was obviously very excited.
However, since I had only been at my new job for only 6 months at the time, I didn’t want to take more than 5 days off. Thus, a short trip seemed like the perfect choice for us. We did 5 weekdays and 2 full weekends, which made for a total of 9 days in Italy.
We both flew into Rome–Rob flew in from the US and I flew in from the Philippines. And this is how we planned out our CRAZY 9-day itinerary:
We’ll share more about the other cities some other time. For now, I’ve got Venice on my mind. Once the world’s largest port, Venezia, exudes such elegance and charm, no wonder it is always filled with many admirers.
Riding a gondola on the Grand Canal was a one-of-a-kind experience. We almost skipped on it because we thought it was too expensive. But I’m glad we reconsidered by sharing the gondola with another couple. This way we were able to afford the gondola and we even got a bonus serenade to boot!
I’m still at a loss for words sometimes when people ask me to describe Venice. What I’d rather do is to encourage them to visit it and see for themselves.
In a world where cities start to look the same, Venice is a city that continues to bask in its uniqueness and manages to stand out.
See our gallery below for more of our Venetian adventure.