Kerrie's Blog: Venice


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

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 23 commentsKerrie La Guardia • July 19 2011 04:13PM


Hi Kerrie - What a great trip - Venice and then Dubrovnik! We've been to Venice twice, both times for a week during off-season, and loved it, and Dubrovnik is a jewel of a town. Have fun!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 7 years ago

When we went to Italy, we expanded Venice from 1 day to 4 days, against the advice from everyone that we would get bored. We did NOT get bored. Would go back in a heartbeat. 

Posted by Cheryl Johns (Realm Professionals) over 7 years ago

Richard - Johnny is looking gooooooodddd!!!  :)  I would live there for a year without a doubt!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, I haven't had the opportunity to visit Venice and would so much like to get there. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Venice is definitely on my bucket list. Looks like you are having a ball...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, Venice is on my list to visit. My wife has been there with a friend, so my turn soon. Croatia and Slovenia are also on "our" list.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 7 years ago


What a wonderful place to visit. You read about it, see it in movies, but to actually have been there in person must be awesome!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Oh Venice is so cool.  I loved it.  You're right - it's so unique and so beautiful.  Watch out for the pigeon poop, though.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Venice is a beautiful place.  I was there for a several days a few years ago.  The gelato is awesome too if you haven't had it yet.

Posted by Rodney Mason, AL,FL,GA, SC, TN (Angel Oak Home Loans) over 7 years ago

Those are astonishing pictures of one of my favorite places, Kerrie.  I've never been there.  All of the places you are traveling to are so wonderful.  I'm envious.  My daughter just flew in from Madrid.  She had been to Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - I also wanted to CONGRATULATE you on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, we are going to have to compare pictures from our two Italian trips, you hit a lot of the cities we did a few years ago...Venice was beautiful!  How about that Italian Gillatto!

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods (Hrisco & Associates ) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, I'm glad you had a great time in EUROPE. I just got back before you left and had the time of my life too. Your photographs are just beautiful and shows just how special your trip was. I'm glad you had a nice time.


Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Italy is definitely in my bucket list, so nice to seeing enjoying yourself, you deserve it my friend...

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 7 years ago

I have so many pics but didn't want to overload.  Doge's Palace was gorgeous and I recommend the guided tour to hear all the juicy stuff. 

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie~ You had me at Johnny Depp... he has made my heart flutter since he was on 21 Jump Street twenty some years ago!

Oh, Venice looks beautiful too! :)


Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Venice is my favorite city in Italy! I love the glass on Murano and all of the history that seeps through that city!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing your trip and the beautiful photographs.

 Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Trip of a lifetime.  This is on my "bucket list" too.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

Posted by Kari Battaglia, PA, Selling Florida Gulf Coast Lifestyle (Keller Williams Realty Gold) over 7 years ago

Wonderful pictures! Venice looks amazing, I will put it on my must visit list ;)


Posted by Carol Ryniewicz, Broker / Owner - CT & MA (CR Premier Properties LLC) over 7 years ago

Kerrie love the pictures they are fabulous!  Glad you had a good time!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

I would love to visit Venice.  I'm glad you had a great time.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted by Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor (REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida) over 7 years ago

My favorite place in the world. Mom and I go every couple years or so and stay for 2 weeks. In May we will only have a couple of days there before our cruise which heads out from there. I love to sit in the sun and watch the cruise ships leave in the evening.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 7 years ago