Thursday April 19, 2018
Apartment Tour | Lido di Venezia, Italy Airbnb
This is a tour of our apartment in Venice, Italy. We stayed in an Airbnb on Lido di Venezia. It was an easy vaporetto ride to the island which is on the outskirts of Venice, Italy. We wanted to be close to the beach and this apartment is right across the street from the beach. James the Poodle can ride on the vaporetti because they are dog friendly. And the beaches on Lido di Venezia are dog friendly, too!
Since we are on a long-term travel adventure, we prefer to stay at apartments instead ...
Monday April 09, 2018
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Chris isn't a big fan of modern art so I decided to visit this museum alone one day. It is a small but nice collection.
Peggy was born in New York City but she lived in Venice, Italy until her death. When Peggy turned 21 in 1919, she inherited $2.5 million and I'm glad she used her inheritance for art! I also read that her father died in the sinking of the Titanic. Wow.
The collection is ...
Friday April 06, 2018
Around Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy really is one of those cities you could get lost in. You want to get lost in it! I actually read a great tourist tip: if you pass a shop where you want to see inside you better do it NOW. Because the chances of finding that same shop again are pretty slim!
James and the St Mark's Campanile - the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica. This is right in the heart of Venice at the Piazza San Marco:
One of many glass shops in Venice - and this one had musical instruments made of ...
Thursday April 05, 2018
Ca' Rezzonico in Venice, Italy
I love architecture and big beautiful ballrooms. So I knew I would want to see the Ca' Rezzonico museum while in Venice, Italy.
The museum is right on the Grand Canal:
The main ballroom was created by demolishing the upper floor to make one big room. It is IMPRESSIVE and you can read a lot of the details here.
The chandeliers were so amazing - made of wood with floral patterns in gilded metal.
There are many other rooms (which I would very much consider ballrooms because they ...
Wednesday April 04, 2018
Lido di Venezia, Italy - Beach Portraits
It is so beautiful here in Lido di Venezia, Italy. We took some nice posed photos of all of us - finally!
Sandra and James:
Chris and James:
Our 2018 family portrait:
And... that's a wrap. James is bored and ready to play fetch on the beach now: