My Trip to Italy

For many years, I’ve dreamed of visiting Italy to view some of the artwork and architecture that I studied in college. I purchased books with travel highlights and I’d often look at them sitting on the bookshelf.

Venice Italy Gondolas

Dreams do come true and I was able to book a last minute trip to Venice, Stresa, Florence and Rome. It was impossible to see everything that I wanted to, but hopefully someday I can go back. After careful prioritization, I was able to see some of the main tourist attractions and some other places too. These were places that I spent time exploring (did not include additional places where I walked past the exterior and snapped a picture).

Madonna dell’ Orto in Venice Italy


  • Piazza San Marco and San Marco
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Islands (in addition to San Marco): Cannaregio, Dorsoduro, Giudecca, Murano, San Giorgio Maggiore were visited. Traveled by vaporetto to the outer islands.
  • Madonna dell’ Orto


  • Isola Superiore
  • Isola Bella

Statue of David


  • Duomo S. Maria del Fiore
  • Cathedral Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
  • Baptistry of San Giovanni
  • St. Marks Square
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Convent of San Marco
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery

Roman Forum in Rome


  • The Colosseum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • St. Peter and St. Peter’s Square
  • The Pantheon

I will be posting in more detail about some of the trip highlights, stay tuned.