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Venice and Rome, Italy’s finest

Filed in Blog, Italy, Netherlands by on April 24, 2013
Venice

This is a water bus on the Grand Canal. The main form of transportation here is by water, so they even had water taxis.

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You can’t go to Venice without taking a gondola tour!

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Most buildings had stairs and doorways leading to open water so that police and emergency vehicles could access them. You can also see the struggle I had to take a straight picture from the gondola.

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A quiet side canal, unlike the Grand Canal

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One of the many gondola rowers, complete with the classic striped shirt and red-ribboned hat

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I loved the way all the brightly colored buildings looked in contrast with the turquoise water!

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Basilica di San Marco. I’m already directionally challenged, so when you add bridges and canals into the picture I knew I’d be pretty much hopeless. It took me twice as long as it should have to find it, but it was worth the hour and 45 minute walk!

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Bacino di San Marco on a gorgeous day.

Rome

Not something Rome is typically known for, but what’s spring break without a day at the beach?

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St. Peter’s Basilica

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The Vatican

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I used my last American penny to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain!

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