There's a beautiful place on Earth they call Venice. I've never seen anything like it in my life and probably never will again. What a fantastic day we had. Porting into Venice was a treat all in itself as we were able to see the city from above, (our ship was quite massive....I don't think King Kong could've missed us). This little piece of heaven is made up of 118 individual islands connected by tiny little bridges. Have you seen The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and my king Johnny Depp? It looks just like this movie, no joke.
We took a guided tour of Doge's Palace where Casanova was once imprisoned and escaped. They'd put the really bad criminals on the bottom floor cells as they would flood. After the tour and hanging in St. Mark's Square we headed aimlessly for the Realto.
Ok, seeing the first canal with gondolas floating along steered by dudes in striped shirts and hats made time stand still. It was the most beautiful, serene, lovely views. It didn't stink at all and the water was green. We crossed bridges and shopped a bit, had Italian cookies and I found a desperately needed Coke Zero. Water taxis were all over and we hopped on one for a ride. Such an absolutely amazing place.
Venice and Florence had to be my most favorite ports. I would love to visit Venice again one day.
Next up: Dubrovnik, Croatia