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Venice and the Dolomites

by Kathryn Day

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit Venice, one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Having never visited the historic city before, let alone Italy, I did my best not to set any expectations prior to departure. The only two things I really knew about Venice were that it was a pedestrian city (no cars!) and that they speak Italian (I don’t). Fortunately, the little that I did know of the city simply made the rest even more incredible!

Having been well acquainted with major cities like New York and London that are overwhelming and full of crowds, Venice was like a breath of fresh air. The city was peaceful and quiet, and around every corner was a view that looked like it belonged in a painting. This week’s post is better described through photos because words would not do it justice.

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On my second day, we took a tour on the mainland through the Dolomite mountain range. The views from the top of the mountain were unbelievable. We finished the day with a wine tasting at a family owned Prosecco vineyard. We learned all about the process, from growing the grapes to designing labels for the bottles. It was certainly an unforgettable experience!

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Look at this view!

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We learned a little about the process of making wine from start to finish. This vineyard is celebrating their 50th anniversary!

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I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience in Italy. I can confidently say this was one of the most memorable weekends ever!

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