Postcards from Venice

There’s nothing like Venice with canals running through the islands and interconnected together with bridges. I haven’t seen a city that didn’t have any roads and cars so it was a breathtaking sight to see.

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I lucked out travelling with H because she speaks 6 languages (English, German, Italian, French, Japanese and she’s learning Russian) – what a beast right? I was awe struck by her wandering skills – able to take us around the place and make it back to our hotel (which was an hour away) without a map. I later found out that there were all these Italian signs around the place telling which way to where. Here I thought she just had some mad skills.

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We did the touristy things – visiting the Doge Palace, St Mark’s Basillica and seeing the bridge of sighs.

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Gondola ride around the Venice at twilight was 100€ for around 20 minutes. It was quite a relaxing ride around the place and it’s cute to see little gondola parks at restaurants and homes. There are even gondola garages at hotels!

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Gondola Park

Day trip to Murano from Venice where the small island is famous for their glass. There was a free demo at this glass factory where you could see them make the glass from being a red hot little bulb to being blown and hammered into shape.

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That was the coolest thing that happened at Murano because the whole island just sells glass – kinda like a tiny Venice but every shop will be a glass shop.

Murano

From Murano we visited Burano – another small island off Venice. Famous for their bright coloured houses it was a photographers dream. This place was too cute <3

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Venice is pretty touristy and it’s one of the places that has the feeling ‘been there done that.’ Although it is one of the places in Europe I’ve gotten some wonderful photos – worth a wander, there is nothing that looks quite like Venice.

4 comments for “Postcards from Venice

  1. January 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    What amazing photos! I’d love to visit Venice one day-I’ve heard and seen so many lovely things about it including this post that I’d be mad not to go! :D

    • January 7, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Thank you for the kind words Lorraine. It’s one of those places that has such charm that I think you will fall in love with it (just need to get over the amount of tourists first) :)

  2. January 8, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Ahhh…lovely! Venice will always be postcard material. Thanks for sharing! Looks like so much fun to visit here!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    • January 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Haha that’s so true it’s postcard material. It is hard to take a bad photo in Venice, everything is just so elegant and has charm to it :)

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