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It was one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen and I’m glad I got the chance to experience it :) 6 years ago


Do some travelling around the holidays. 6 years ago


Nich and I planned a trip. When we will actually have the money and TIME to be able to do it is the main question.
He says when he gets published, but when that will be who knows. 7 years ago

mg1418I've been there twice!!

Beautiful…just try not to catch it in the rain. River taxis are an inexpensive way to experience the thrill of a “gondola” ride. (Less that 6 euros) 7 years ago

seebimulljust ignore the tourists...

... who all want to see Venice before it sinks. Just like you do ;) Venice is beautiful and I can never get enough of talking photos there. 7 years ago

downtownQTScenic yet a tourist trap

Sort of falling apart and VERY touristy. I guess it’s something you gotta see, but you don’t need long to do it. I think that the only italians living there are the one’s working in the tourist industry. 7 years ago

silverwingsSimply Breathtaking

I always thought I’d love Rome. Surely the eternal city would capture my heart even as it had captured my imagination. That was of course, before I experienced the magic of Venice. As I walked the streets, toured the canals by gondola and walked St. Mark’s and the palace of the Doge I found myself spellbound in the beauty and history of this incredible city. Of the places in Italy that I have visited it is by far my favorite. 8 years ago

summer_in_europeA question

Do we have any scientific predictions for when it will sink? 8 years ago


...and go many more times before it does! (it won’t.) 8 years ago


It’s impossible to describe how unique, beautiful and charming Venice is. Go and see it yourself!! 8 years ago


hurry hurry 8 years ago

cranberrygoddessin 1989

on a campervaning trip around europe with my family.

apparently it was sinking at the time though, so techincally i guess i haven’t seen it ‘before it sinks’ only before it sank completely underwater.

It is a beautiful beautiful place, despite all the other tourists. 8 years ago

allysplatvenice is amazing, but not when it's crawling with tourists!

Go in November when it’s drizzly and cold. You’ll have the ancient city tourist free and epic. It really is as epic as you think it will be! 9 years ago

QueenoftheHighwayApril 2006

Unless Venice sinks before next April, it looks like this goal will happen. 9 years ago

cowgirlsgetitwe're all sinking

There is something about looking over the side of your boat into a second-story window that feels like looking into history’s eyes. 9 years ago

faerieflaxDefinately do it!

I want to go back again. Its absolutely gorgeous! Go in the springtime though, before it gets really crowded and a bit stinky, and go and explore some of the smaller islands by boat. You’ll have never seen so many wonky buildings in your life! 9 years ago

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