This week marks my second visit to Venice. The first was in 2004. My opinion remains unchanged: Venice is one of the most interesting cities on the planet. I would need to visit it many more times before I would tire of its unique historic buildings and canals. That said, Venice’s population has diminished from a high of 110,000 to currently around 50,000. It is very expensive to live in Venice. The city lives from tourism, hosting twenty-seven million tourists in 2019. Then came covid. Many businesses closed, never to reopen. Many residents relocated to cities with a lower cost of living and more job opportunities. On the day we visited, there were relatively few tourists compared with the summer months. Nonetheless, I recommend visiting Venice whenever you can. Enjoy a few photos.
Audrey BehnkeMarch 18, 2022 at 10:34 pm
Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.
Mike HeffnerMarch 19, 2022 at 12:05 am
Loved the Venetian trip down memory lane. Seems not to have changed much since 1997, except that when we were there St Marks square was under two feet of water. I’ve heard that flooding occurs more frequently now due to a combination of rising sea levels, high tides and torrential rains. Glad you had a bluebird day.
Vicki AndersonMarch 19, 2022 at 5:20 am
Enjoyed the old Venice photos, many spots I had not seen on my one trip there. Thank you!
Melissa J PhillippeMarch 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm
SO wanna go there some time. So fabulous that you two are getting to do all this fabulous travel! Love you both.