Snapshots + travel tips from Venice
One day was all we had, but it left me wanting more. Buzzing in on a wooden Venice water taxi took my breath away. These unique maze-like streets were like something I’ve pictured in a romantic film. From the tinniest of alleyways lined with some of the world’s most high-end shops, to endless boutiques selling the most delicately hand-crafted masks, this city was filled with both romance and mystery.
HOW TO GET THERE:
- Given that we flew out to Naples the next morning, we chose to stay outside of Venice by the airport and commute in to the city. If you opt for the private water taxi you will definitely save yourself some time.
- Venice is also only about a 3-4 hour drive from the Northern Lakes.
WHAT TO VISIT :
- There’s lots to see and do in Venezia. Take a stroll through the magnificent piazza, San Marco. It’s a great place to take in all of the architecture and serves as a great place to people watch. Best part? You don’t have to spend a dime, other than to feed the pigeons. I know what you’re thinking but you must do it. At the least it makes for a great photo opp, think the pigeon lady on Home Alone and you’ve got yourself an adequate recreation. Speaking from experience here. It’s also the place to snap a picture of the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace.
- There’s plenty to eatery options along the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. Head there for food at a friendly price and great views.
- For Trip Advisor recommended restaurants on a budget visit here, or if budget isn’t an issue visit some of these recommendations.
This city on the water is truly something special. I won’t promise it’s peaceful, but the only traffic allowed is Venetians, boats, tourists, and flocks of pigeons stretching miles long.
It’s one of those cities that you just have to go and visit for yourself.