Photo Diary: Venice, Italy

Venice photo diary
 Happy Thursday! I am finally sharing with you my last post from my Italian Holiday this past May. This was my second time visiting Italy and Mr. Pretty Little Shopper and I visited the same three cities we went to on our Honeymoon to celebrate our Anniversary this year. Our last stop was Venice, which is a bit of a supermodel amongst cities, as she is photographic at any angle, bridge or alley.
On our first morning in Venice, we had a quick breakfast at our hotel and walked over to St. Mark’s Square to meet our tour guide.
Venice photo diary
We got a bit lost on our way there, but finally made it just in time.
Venice photo diary
Our tour guide took us through the Doge’s Palace. This is a view from the palace balcony.
Venice photo diary
An artisan designed clock representing the astrological signs inside the Palace.
Venice photo diary
Another palace view.
Venice photo diary
After our tour we stopped for some lunch (aka gelato). Seriously, the best gelato ever! Can’t remember the exact location (across a bridge and near an alley, lol :)) but this one was in walking distance from our hotel and across from Sephora!
Venice photo diary
Venice photo diary
It was hard not to stop on every single bridge for a photo op.
Venice photo diary
The art scene is huge in Venice. Galleries are everywhere, including the sidewalks!
Venice photo diary
Love the church shadow on this building. I shot this on my cell phone on a late afternoon walk/sunglasses shopping spree.
Venice photo diary
Venice photo diary
Venice photo diary
These photos were taken on one of our walks home from dinner. The sun sets after 8 pm in Venice in May.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
We stayed at the Ca’Sagredo Hotel this time. We tried to stay at our Honeymoon hotel the St. Regis San Clemente Palace, but it was already booked six months in advance when we booked our trip!
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
This Gondolier station was conveniently located in front of our hotel. Gondolier rides can be quite pricey, but a trip just to get across the canal is only 2 Euros per person.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Our hotel room reminded me of the attic of a dollhouse. We stayed on the top floor and when we opened the door to our suite, we were greeted by a private staircase that led to a little flat with slanted ceilings.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Behind this bed was a great little storage closet that I had all to myself. Mr. Pretty Little Shopper is so tall that he didn’t bother to venture back there. I learned to crouched down after whacking my head on the “ceiling” at least twice.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
A view from one of our hotel windows.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
We had little visitors chirping away every morning.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Breakfast at our hotel.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
It isn’t everyday you get to stay in a 15th century palace, so of course I had to get some photos.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
The Sagredo family that occupied the palace, starting in the mid 17th century.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Their ballroom.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Had so much fun gliding down these palace steps.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Il Portego (salon) with views of the canals.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
How cute is this little cherub guarding the palace stairwell.
Venice photo diary
We crossed the canal on our last night to go to dinner.
Venice photo diary
Dress code for the evening was “Gondolier Chic”. The Gondolier liked my outfit, so he let me take a picture with him :).
Venice photo diary
We got serenaded at dinner by this lovely street band.
Venice photo diary
Gluten-free Frutti di  Mare. Gluten-free pizza and pasta was quite easy to find on our trip. I had pasta a few times, but regretting that I didn’t try any Italian pizza.
Venice photo diary
Yet another picturesque view on our walk home.
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Ca'Sagredo Hotel, Venice
Until next time Italy!
Photos by me and Mr. Pretty Little Shopper.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
xoxo,
Lisa


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