Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Playing Tourist at Home...

I've spent more than two decades living in a country that millions of vacationers come to every year. So, yesterday when my husband and I had the pleasure of showing some dear friends from Los Angeles around Venice, I decided to take a vacation, too—by staying home. I thought I’d take you along with us and post a photo or two a day over the next week or so. I took all the photos either from our water taxi or while on let's go on vacation...together!
View from the Canal
Venetian Intersection
Entrance to University of Ca'Foscari

Merging onto the Grand Canal
Little Red House-Grand Canal

Palazzo Balbi-Grand Canal
Seat of the President and Council of the Veneto Region

Approaching the Accademia

Looking Back and Reflecting 
Campo San Vio

La Dogana: Imagine what it was like to lower your ship's sails and go through customs here!
Santa Maria della Salute

Saints Todaro & Marco--I never tire of living this!
Ducking under the Ponte della Paglia 

Lining up behind a row of gondolas while looking up and "sighing" at the recently restored Bridge of Sighs.


  1. A month ago my husband and I were in Venice for a week. It was our fourth visit and this time I figured, "That's it. I've seen Venice. I don't have to return." That was then. Now, I still check your website regularly and still have Venice Daily Photo as my homepage. We'll be back. I think I miss the sounds the most, not the noise of cars and trucks like as home in the US in a town with streets, but the sounds of footsteps and greetings.

  2. Thank you Kris for your comment and for checking in! I'm glad to know you'll be back to Venice. I'll need more than one lifetime to enjoy every nook and cranny Venice has to offer. Ciao!

  3. Just gorgeous Marie. Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Glad that you are playing tourist for us..Looking forward to all your pictures of Venice. We visited last year and all my kids want to do is return, again, to all of Italy!!! That's how much we loved it.

  5. Hi Marie, I am returning to Venice for my third visit this October. This will be my second solo trip. I love just wondering through the hidden passages and making new discoveries. You're lucky to live there!

    1. I am very lucky Cheryl, and being so lucky I just love to share "my" city with everyone. Enjoy your next trip!

  6. Don't you just love seeing people experience Venice for the first time? Thanks for sharing these wonderful, iconic pics, Marie!

  7. looks like you all had a wonderful day! It's magic seeing a city through the eyes of others! ciao bella xxx

  8. Thank you all for checking in and coming on vacation with me! There's more vacation to follow, so keep coming back to my page and to Venice!

  9. Your photos are beautiful and capture the essence of Venice.

  10. I am so enjoying taking a holiday with you all, the images are so wonderful and beautifully capture your day! xxx
    ciao lisa