|Gondolas in line at San Marcos Square|
While the weather was less than perfect – overcast, drizzly, cold – Venice exceeded all my expectations. Winding cobblestone streets surrounded by tranquil canals and colorful stucco buildings transport visitors to a distant past. The pace of life is less hectic and more relaxed. People stroll rather than rush; meals are leisurely events not just a drive through convenience; and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the island.
Gondolas are not only the quintessential tourist attraction, they are a primary mode of transportation.
* The subject for the next several Wordless Wednesday posts will focus on my recent trip to Italy in March, 2015. While this was my first visit to this beautiful country – and my husband’s homeland – I guarantee it will not be last.