These photos are not from Venice but the first half of the trip.
We started with a week in Rome and this shot of a lone poppy in the ruins near Portico Ottavia is memorable:
and this one of a photographer set up inside the Pantheon--a place I wish we had gone to more than once.
Our first stop was Montisi in Tuscany where we made a little day trip to Pienza and then to the garden tour at the La Foce estate. The tour guide was straight out of central casting:
Staying at Locanda dalle Valle Nuova near Urbino was a treat. I had "known" Giulia online for years but we had never met. She is so engaging, entertaining and full of life! I will never forget when she interrupted our special dinner with wonderful friends, Palma and Brad to show us the sunset.
The views and the flowers--just so much natural beauty: