Venice, Italy: Honeymoon Day 2 in 25 Photos

Venice has proven to be a perfect way to start our honeymoon – it’s a relaxing vacations spot with ocean breezes, flowing waters through the canals, a lot of culture, and great food. Venice is a perfect city to walk around, especially since it’s the only pedestrian city in the world, but aside form that fact, the distances are relatively short and you can easily island hop through some of it’s 118 islands. It’s the ideal way to take it easy and really get to know more than just the typical tourist attractions. 
Every side street, bridge, canal, boat, plaza, and building looks makes me feel like I’m walking though a painting. We got a pretty good feel of the city yesterday wondering around for the most part of the day. 
We began our day today with a walk to Venice’s main square, Piazza San Marco which is home to St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge Palace, the Campanille, Torre dell’Orologio, and Procuratie Vecchie, Procuratie Novo, and a couple museums. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photos inside the palace and the museum, but we managed to snag a couple clandestine photos.

Doge’s Palace

The palace is a detailed masterpiece that you cannot miss in Venice which was the political center of Venice and home to it’s Doges. 
Inside the Doge Palace
Gold Staircase 
From the Sigh Bridge connecting the palace to it’s dungeons. 

San Marco Campanille

Constructed twice, the tower collapsed once and was rebuilt again. 
Cast iron gates to the San Marco Campanille. 
Bird’s eye view of Torre dell’Orologio and part of the city. 

St. Mark’s Square Museums

16th Century globes. 

St. Mark’s Basilica 

This is such a beautifully and elaborately decorated basilica dedicated to Venice’s patron saint, San Marco, with mosaics, art, and mostly made of marble.

Gold on the ceiling with detailed paintings and the outside of the basilica make it a awe inspiring sight. 
Shapes, patterns, figures, animals, and flowers create the numerous and stunning mosaics that line the floors. 

Strolling Through Venice

Rialto Bridge
San Giacomo di Rialto, built in 421 and possibly the oldest church in Venice. 
Two typical things, the lion and clothes hanging throughout the residential streets. 
The Guggenheim Museum
Santa Maria della Salute

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