A wonderful day in Venice July 15th 2011 We had a wonderful day today. The weather was a bit cooler than it has been -- maybe it was just that there was less humidity, but it was definitely more comfortable. And this evening, the weather was fresh and breezy -- almost like Hawaii weather!
We started the day by walking from our B&B to the Rialto and purchasing gifts for friends and family. I also bought some Venetian Carneval masks ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I am a former IT professional, but now I'm retired and live in Hawaii, on the island of O'ahu. I've lived here for 5 years now, and I never tire of the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. I love waking up to beautiful days, beautiful scenery, and great friends. But I'm glad to have some time this summer to explore Italy with my teenage daughter and her good friend. It will be great to see some of the most spectacular architecture, art, and scenery in the world. ... full info