Liz Maddux

Venice, Italy

Today I am continuing my Mediterranean cruise travel series with Venice, Italy. Venice was one of the unique cities I have been too. The architecture, history and the fact that it had water running all throughout it made it one of the fascinating places I visited.

Naturally, the first thing we did in Venice was a gondola ride. I’m going to be honest here, the water running throughout the city made for beautiful scenery, but it made certain parts of the city smell really bad. The gondola men had the cutest little outfits, though.

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Here we all are on our gondola, excuse the horrific angle from which this picture was taken.


This is Venice. Unique right?

Following our gondola ride we walked around St. Mark’s Square.


This is St. Mark’s Clock located in the square. It was an astronomical clock which I thought was really cool. It was built around 1496.

Next, we took a walk through Doge’s Palace (aka the most beautiful palace I have ever seen or even been inside of.)

This was just the outside.





Notice each column had a different frieze (top part.)


And here is the inside…


Every ceiling was like this. I’m not kidding. At some point during the tour, they ask you not to take pictures so I tried to get as many as I could.

This was a casual stairwell.



The details are just unreal. Everything was so intricate. It has been two years and I still can’t get over how amazing Doge’s Palace was.


So Venice was really beautiful. Smelly, but beautiful all the same.

Happy Wednesday!

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