While in the United States Father's Day is celebrated the 3rd Sunday of June (along with 52 other countries), in Italy Father's day is TODAY (March 19th) because it's Saint Giuseppe's (Joseph) name day or saints day(celebrating on a particular day of the year associated with the one's given name) which is in catholic and Christian religions, the name of Jesus' Father. So to the Italians, it's only fair that Father's Day be today!
I don't even know where to start! This trip was so amazing that when I saw my first sight of Venice, I swear I almost peed my pants! Thank you Enrico for making this happen, it really was a dream come true!
My first sight of Venice coming off the bus from the airport
A view of our hotel from the canal bank
And may the many sights of Venice begin....
Every corner was like this
detail of one of the many different gondolas
secret passage ways...
patch of snow remaining from the snow storm on Thrusday
canals canals canals!
under the bridge
view from Rialto bridge
Enrico on Rialto Bridge
Doge's Palace - Palazzo Ducale
Astrological Clock in Piazza San Marco
Lion representing Saint Marc
Venice is magical at sunset
Another view of Piazza San Marco and bell tower
Enrico in front of Giudecca another island in the Venetian Lagoon.
Lion of San Marco
Underneath the portico of the Doge's Palace
A view from the water of the Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco
The sunset was amazing!
In the back ground the Basilica of the "Saltue" (health)
one of the many bridges at sunset
In front of the famous "Danieli Hotel" where Johnny Depp is staying at right now.
Accademia Bridge- It is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal.
One of the many signs indicating where to go!
Rialto Market since 1097 (yes 10-97)
the red-est strawberries I've ever seen!
Scallops at the fish market
Fish market vendor
Sunny day in front of San Marco's Square
To the boat!
Little secret gardens
Yummy snacks called Cichetti "chi-ket-ee" - typical Venetian snack food.