Venezia || Veneto Italy
Venezia [Venice] is one of my favorite places to get lost. Heading out without a map to reference, taking your time to stroll along narrow alleyways [calli] and over bridges, as you inter-twine with the canals you will find many hidden treasures. If you visit in May to October be prepared for the crowds, and crowds in close proximity. Many are day-trippers, so getting out in the early morning to witness the city get ready for the tourist onslaught is a treat. In the evening find a spot for a cocktail and wait for the crowds to disperse. Don’t forget to pack a camera as the early morning and afternoon light provides some amazing photo opportunities, the colors and textures are mesmerizing.