With Venice being the smallest city on our entire trip, we decided we didn't need as much time there. I'm hoping that I'm right.
Here's what we're planning to check out:
The iconic stone bridge crosses the Grand Canal at its narrowest point, connecting the neighborhoods of San Polo and San Marco (where we're staying). Though it attracts hoards of tourists during the day, apparently it clears a bit at night, making for some awesome sunset pics.
This building is called "one of the most beautiful buildings on the Grand Canal," so I gotta see it! I heard that the views from inside and outside are equally as amazing.
I'd see this place based on name alone, duh. Considering it's one of Venice's landmarks and has a crazy history of being a fortress and prison turned museum, we already bought our entry tickets.
This incredible collection of modern art is definitely not to be missed (or so I've heard). Guggenheim's incredible canalside collection showcases surrealist, futurist, and abstract expressionist art with works by up to 200 artists, including ex-husband Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock (among her many rumored lovers), Picasso, and Salvador Dalí.
Before reading up on the trip, I had no idea Venice had a former booming Jewish population. I've heard the area is now home to amazing hybrid Jewish-Venetian food, synagogues, and museums.
...And here's the day-to-day details:
We'll be there on Halloween (a.k.a. my BIRTHDAY!!!), though I'm not expecting a huge celebration since Halloween isn't a big deal in Europe (or so I've heard). I'm still hoping to see a few Venetian masks and creepy things around the city. I love me a good Halloween town. :)