So last year, this time we visited Venice, Italy. Every year we go away for my birthday and because all plans got cancelled this year due to the pandemic I thought to look back on our last trip to Venice, Italy.
You don’t generally need more than 2-3 days in Venice, but we had a week. We decided it was a good idea to explore this city at a slow pace since we had our 3yr old daughter with us. Any parent would know there could be a million obstacles in getting out the door when there is a toddler involved.
First look of taking the water taxi around Venice was just unreal. The moment you get off the train at Venice train station it’s like you entered a completely different place in time!
Take your time with this city and you will be rewarded. Every little street has something to offer. It is imperative that you buy the map of Venice keep an eye on where the toilets are and make sure you have enough change handy!
Each building has such intricate architectural design to it, you just find yourself standing there in awe of its brilliant design. I love the perfect Venetian Gothic design here.
Gondola’s are pretty expensive but they seem to be worth it. €80 for day time and and €100 after 7pm. If you are going to propose on a gondola that’s a higher price I hear.
Venice is not just about monuments and architecture, there are fabulous restaurants, music, theatre and luxury shopping among other things that can keep you entertained.
T Fondaco Dei Tedeshi get a special mention from me for being right next to the Rialto Bridge and being this spectacular from both inside and outside! This place is like a luxury shopping unit. You can find all the lux under one roof. Talking about roof, they have a brilliant and free roof top viewing deck that provides fantabulous views of Venice for free! Yes you heard me right FREE. You just need to make a booking of your 15 min slot.
Tip: Make the booking online and choose your time slot. Try and be 10 mins early as it gets busy sometimes with a tour group arriving.
It will be a faux pas if you come to Venice and dont try the famous gelato ice cream. The best place to go is near Rialto bridge and is called Gelatoteca Suso. You must have seen a lot of instagrammers taking pictures in venice with their cones and the canal in the background. I for one was so engrossed enjoying the gelato no one took a picture of it. We take icecream very seriously in our household !
It is hard to fit everything about Venice in one post without making it too long. I will do the nearby islands in a further post in the near future. Until next time beautiful Venice.