If you don’t speak Italian, you may not know that the title of this blog post is titled, “Merry Christmas!” I learned this phrase yesterday, on December 25th while we were strolling the streets of Venice. We had been to Venice quite a few times before (seeing that it is only an hour away and less than a $10 train ride) but really didn’t know what to do this year for the holidays. We called up a few of our single friends, and single-couple friends (i.e. other young couples with no kids) and headed out for a day of God knew what.
Being such a Catholic-heavy country, I didn’t think much would be open on Christmas day. However, the sun was shining and it was almost 50 degrees in Venice which made our trip that much more enjoyable. Surprisingly, throughout our walk to San Marco Square there were a few restaurants and bars open and thankfully the water taxis were running as well. We met one or two English speaking travelers which made our Christmas in Venice that much more enjoyable. While there was a place or two open, for the most part the usually extremely busy touristy city was a ghost town but that only added to our sight seeing and picture taking. I don’t think I’ve seen the same thing twice while visiting Venice, except for the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. Other than that, there are just so many roads that lead you to the square from the bridge that you can’t take the same way twice.
I wrote more about our Christmas in Venice on my personal blog that you can find here, but wanted to share a photo or two with you on My Military Life! I hope wherever you spent your holiday, you were surrounded by those you love and that love you. Merry Everything!