My 5: Venice.

St. Mark's Basilica Piazza San Marco Venice Italy

1. St. Mark’s Basilica, January 2008. My only trip to Italy thus far came as a present to my then fiancé for her 24th birthday. It was a crisp and foggy January weekend, the city’s stunning Basilica cutting an atmospheric sight as we closed in through the pigeon-occupied expanse of Piazza San Marco.

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