As I mentioned in my last Venice post, we absolutely fell in love with the city! We had so much fun getting lost and finding cool spots around every corner. Every time we walked over a bridge (and there are like, a million) we would stop and take photos. It just never got old! We would be convinced that we found the prettiest view ever, and then we would find another one that would amaze us. Even thought it’s touristy, it’s still so magical.
We opted not to go for a gondola ride, as they are almost 100 euro each! If we weren’t going to be gone for a month we might have sprung for it, but we still had over 2 weeks left on our trip. Tip: if you want to see Venice from the water without the price tag, just take one of their water buses! Granted, they’re not as romantic, but we hopped on one at night and had a great time seeing the sights on the Grand Canal. We of course went to Basilica San Marco (it’s over 900 years old, which totally blew our minds), saw the Rialto Bridge, and strolled along the Grand Canal. We also did a day trip to Murano and Burano (but more on that in my next post!).
In my opinion, Venice is such a great city because there aren’t necessarily a ton of things you have to see. Yes, definitely go to St. Mark’s Square and see the Basilica, but other than that it’s mostly just walking around, getting lost, and finding hidden gems (and eating alllllll the gelato, pizza, and pasta). Speaking of pasta, one place you do absolutely have to go is Dal Moro’s Pasta. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo to share (we ate it too fast), but it was seriously the best pasta we had on our whole trip. It was life changing! If you have a trip to Venice planned, PLEASE tell me you will go!! Overall, Venice was a nice change of pace coming from London and Paris, where our list of things we wanted to see was about a mile long!
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