After receiving a terminal diagnosis for my dear Mama‘s brain cancer, we decided a family trip to our beloved Venice could no longer wait. Setting aside previous hopes and plans to move there, we settled for a month-long trip, rented an apartment and took more than 8,000 photographs. [Don’t worry; I’ve whittled this album down to just some of our favorites playing on an automatic slideshow below.] Though the word ‘amazing’ is much overused, it may never have applied more than to Venice’s spectacular views, divine dishes and magnanimous people. We hope you enjoy these favorite photos from our very special trip. Many thanks to everyone who helped make it possible!