Rick Steves Tours the Doges Palace in Venice, Italy
I’m not sure if this is the final post in the Summer Vacation Series (Week 8) or if its just a travel post featuring a really spectacular city, Venice, Italy, and one of its most famous buildings, the Doges Palace.
Either way my wife, Lynn, and I can personally attest that Venice is a great city to visit, perhaps best in late spring or autumn away from the heat of mid summer.
I was fortunate to be part of an international conference and spouses were welcome (and paid for!).
The conference was done in five star fashion, including special tours, the best restaurants and finest accommodations.
I have to admit that all these extras were offset, to a degree, by the emphasis on seafood, which is not on my most wanted foods list.
The city is a marvel of architecture, geographic uniqueness, and charm.
The Doges Palace, and the adjacent Saint Mark’s Cathedral both front on Saint Mark’s Square which is the hub of tourist activity.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral is worthy of a separate post which I will undertake in the future.
Lynn and I enjoyed self guided and professionally guided tours in Venice, including Doges Palace.
Rick Steves does a better job than we could ever do, however.
You can find out lots more about Venice and the Doges Palace at these Wikipedia links:
I hope you have enjoyed both the Summer Vacation Series of posts and the continuing tours of Castles and Cathedrals and other spectacular places in our world that I have been able to find and present.
If you have, drop a a comment.