Romantic Venice {Italy}

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Romantic Venice {Italy}

Our adventure continued on a short train ride (2 hours) from Florence to the most  romantic place in the world, Venice! We spent 1 1/2 days there and stayed outside the city, about a 20 minute bus ride from our Airbnb place. There are no roads or cars just boats and canals. You will be doing a lot of walking and/or boat riding.

Venice is known to be one of the world’s romantic destinations, most beautiful city built by man, and it’s on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It makes it an extraordinary place because of it’s architecture, artwork, and history. There are more than 100 small islands connected by bridges and canals. Venice is also known as “City of Canals”, “The Floating City”, or  “City of Bridges”.

A must-do is touring the grand canal. You can take a gondola ride for a more expensive price. We chose to take a public taxi boat and it dropped us off to various locations. It’s a great way to see the city.

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It’s worth a visit to Doge’s Palace! It’s one of the landmarks in Venice and you will learn great history. Not to mention you will enjoy its stunning architecture.

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I guarantee that if you visit Venice you will get lost….it’s a maze! We got lost A LOT and it got scary at night walking through dark narrow alleys. Getting lost is part of the adventure, right? 🙂 The streets look similar and signs are very confusing. Which way should we go….left or right?

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Have fun walking around different neighborhoods and take pictures of all the unique structures, decorations, and the clotheslines hanging over the canal.

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There are many churches in Venice, but the most famous one is St. Mark’s Basilica. It’s beautiful inside and out with its gold mosaic decor, vaulted ceiling, and amazing architecture – a must-see! You want to arrive early or late afternoon to avoid long lines.

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Hang out at St. Mark’s Square, the center of Venice. It’s where all the main attractions are located. A great place for people-watching and feeding the pigeons. Nearby is the waterfront where you can relax and enjoy some gelato :).

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The Rialto Bridge is the famous and oldest bridge in Venice which connects San Polo and and San Marco across the Grand Canal. A must-see! It’s lined with shops, restaurants, and markets.

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Venice was the last city we visited in Italy before we embarked on our journey to Germany. A perfect getaway for those seeking romance on their vacation :).

P.S. I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below if you want to share your experience in Venice, tell other travelers any other advice, or if you simply just want to say hello 🙂

2 Comments

  • mai

    Hi Lady! We will be in Venice for just 1 day. Any advice on must sees? Our kiddo will be with us and we’re not staying in the area. Thanks.

    September 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm
    • Lady
      Lady

      Hi Mai! I’m so excited and jealous for your upcoming trip! I’d recommend doing a boat ride either gondola (more expensive) or take a taxi boat like we did; it’s a great way to see the city. I think Ronin will enjoy it. Must-sees in 1 day: St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, walk around St. Mark’s Square (Ronin will enjoy the pigeons) 😀 and chill at the waterfront while enjoying gelato :), and if you have time Dogge’s Palace. Try not to get lost :). You guys are going to have an amazing time! Can’t wait to see pictures.

      September 12, 2015 at 10:10 am

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