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