Venice Short Break
Venice really is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. There really is something extremely charming and romantic about the city.
Getting to Venice
After arriving at Marco Polo Airport, we walked a short distance to where we caught the water bus into Venice and got off at the closest stop to our hotel. There are no cars on the island so the main way to get around is water buses/ taxis or walking 😊.
Our hotel was in a great position around 5 minutes from the Rialto bridge. Our room was very authentic, the perfect start to our holiday!
What to Do in Venice
We were eager to get out and explore this amazing city as soon as we arrived.
The stunning alleyways and canals are just something else. We decided to experience a Gondola Ride straight away and this did not disappoint. It is definitely a must do! We paid €60 total for this and worth every penny, as we sailed along the Grand Canal taking in the breath-taking picturesque views.
We walked for miles and miles exploring the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Dodges Palace. There is so much history on this island and over 200 stunning churches.
There are islands off Venice which are easily accessible from the water buses or private water taxis so we took a trip over to Murano where we watched them make the vases and glass ornaments. Really interesting to see how these are made. A stunning little place!
What to Eat in Venice
The Venetian food is out of this world. We tried out all the local delights from fresh pastries and biscuits, Gelato, Pizza, Seafood, pasta and so much more. It is definitely worth getting away from the main tourist areas and going off the beaten track slightly for this – What to Eat and drink in Venice
Day Trip to Verona
One day we decided to do a day trip to Verona. We took a train from Venice to Verona which was a 1.5 hour train ride and €18 return trip. There we visited Juliet’s Balcony which was just magical. It really was everything I wanted it to be!
We wandered the streets of Verona, exploring the small alleyways. It is also a great city for shopping and we visited a local market. A pretty city and definitely worth a visit.
All in all, I really fell in love with Venice and can’t wait to visit again to explore the rest of this beautiful city.
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By Emma White
Chic Boutique Travel