(First, I owe a debt of gratitude to Open House Group/Go with Oh/OH-Venice for making this trip possible. This trip (and our apartment) were a dream come true)
My week of wonderment in Venice has come to a close. Bags were packed, water taxies were taken, planes were boarded, tears were shed. I arrived home happy to see my family, but saddened by the thought of those left behind.You can read the travel books, study the detailed maps, watch the travel videos and practice Italian phrases, but you can never, ever really prepare for Venice.
For now, it’s too soon for the words to come. But as the culture shock of returning home gives way, the memories will flow, the thoughts will coalesce, and the words will surely follow. For now, it’s enough to indulge in a visual feast that is Venice.