Venice ⚓️

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Gondolas

I went to Venice in the winter, which probably wasn’t the best idea. The first day was cold and sunny but the second day rain constantly. Venice for me was a weekend break, so I tried to do as much as I could with my time away.

I flew with British Airways. It was a cheap ticket and only a couple of hours journey. When I arrived at the airport, it was dark, as I had an evening flight. Because Venice is basically a small island, I got the water bus to my hotel. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find photos of my hotel but it was right outside one of the stops. All the hotels were really bright and had a 16th century elegance about them.

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Loved the architecture but couldn’t help being cheeky 😜

For some reason, I was expecting to see loads in reference to Shakespeare because he wrote a lot about Venice. I was disappointed to find nothing but a small engraving on one of the steps, where people just walked past without noticing. Apart from that, Venice was an interesting place. It’s so small that I managed to walk around almost all of it in one day. The streets are cobbled and tight and its just a series of bridges over the water. The architecture was beautiful and historic, I don’t think I saw a modern building. My hotel was right next to St Marks Square, so I was able to get a nice image of the city and the sunset.

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This photo does the sunset no justice

In terms of actual activities…it was lacking. The only notable thing to do apart from walking around and taking photos was to take a ride on the gondola. The gondola ride was the most expensive thing of my trip. It was a journey for about half an hour, with a guided tour of the main landmarks. Unfortunately, I went as the sun was setting, so it got dark pretty quickly and I couldn’t see most of what the guide was point at. Nevertheless, the tour guide was friendly and really explained the history of a lot of the buildings.

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Only photos I got in daylight

The second most expensive thing was probably the food. I remember it seemed a lot more expensive than food in England. I didn’t eat much as I was trying to cram activities into my days, but I did manage to have some pizza and ice cream. Both were delicious! If I go back, I would definitely make time to try more food and maybe go to a few more of the landmarks. Because it was raining heavily on the second day, the queues were not worth joining to see certain exhibits.

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This cost about €14!!

Overall, I had a good trip away and managed to get a few nice snaps. I thought Venice would be very romantic but I didn’t get that vibe when I was out there. I didn’t feel like I needed to be there with my Romeo. Instead, it was more of a place to be admired. It’s a truly beautiful island with gorgeous buildings and views everywhere you turn.

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I could have stayed on this bridge for hours

 

Tee rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️. If you’ve been to Venice, what was your highlight? Leave me a comment to let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

 


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