12 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

The Teatro Romano
was lovely to find
as we traipsed up the steps
with the sea far behind
Up, up and climbing
to the top of the hill
Castello di San Giusto
awaiting us still

More Roman ruins
A forum and more
inside the cool walls
was waiting in store
And the views of the town
of Trieste to the sea
was worth the steep climb
for Sally and me


Photo – Teatro Romano, Trieste, Italy – Jempics


Of Venetian Diamonds

11 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Sailing east from a sunset
as rich as could be
We continued our cruise
here in North Italy

Venice passed golden
and we waved a goodbye
as a moment we shared
with a tear in the eye

As this was with no doubt a diamond day
spent here in Venice in every way


Photo – the Venetian skyline at sunset (seen from the sea) – Jempics


10 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Our gondolier sang songs
as he took us into shade
Cool waters in our gondola
combined with serenade

The ancient walls around us
and narrow waterways
Venetian history spoke to us
on this happiest of days

It was beautiful, exquisite
and we had a moment there
Tears of joy from what we saw
in Venice everywhere


Photo – Gondolas, Venice, Italy – Jempics

Sailing into Venice

9 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Sailing into Venice
is there a better way?
I certainly cannot think of one
on this this lovely warm Monday
The sunrise golden in the east
The sky an azure blue
As slowly through the islands
we sail to this fine view


Photo – St Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy. Seen from St Mark’s Basin, Adriatic Sea on deck 6 of the Marella Celebration – Jempics

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