At the beginning of July, my boyfriend (Matt) and I travelled to Venice for the first time together. We’ve both travelled quite a lot before, but neither of us had ever seen this beautiful side of Italy.
Once we’d arrived in Venice mainland, we took the boat over to Venice Island, costing around €25 each for a return. We walked over countless bridges and past picturesque views in order to get to our hotel, (did you know that there are over 400 bridges in Venice?!). Our hotel was located just a few minutes away from Piazza San Marco and it was such a stunning place.
After we’d got freshened up, we headed out for the rest of the afternoon, and our first stop was to see the beautiful St Mark’s Square. We walked around for hours, just admiring the gorgeous views and tranquil canals; I could honestly just stare at everything forever.
For dinner we went to the most delicious restaurant called Rossopomodoro where I ate the best lasagne I’ve ever had; I couldn’t recommend this place enough if you’re ever in Venice!
Wednesday was a full day of walking, sightseeing and admiring the wonderful views,. We saw the stunning Santa Maria della Salute, basked in the glory of the Ventian Arsenal and spend hours walking along the breaktaking seafront. I absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place and I couldn’t get over how gorgeous everything was.
The Leonardo da Vinci museum was also a stop on our ventures around Venice, and at €5 for a student ticket, you really must visit to see all the amazing work of one of the greatest artists ever!
The perfect end to the perfect day was in the form of the most amazing Chinese restaurant that I’ve ever been to, called Jade Garden. It served the best lemon chicken and chicken fried rice I’ve ever had!
We enjoyed a much more relaxed day on Thursday, just leisurely walking around and taking in all the breathtaking views. We also experienced a gondola ride, which at €80 for half an hour is pretty pricey, but it’s essentially a once in a lifetime experience so it must be done!
We even saw the world-famous Rialto Bridge on our ride around the canals and it truly was a sight to see!
We finished our evening with a meal by the seafront, eating delicious seafood and drinking copious amounts of prosecco!
I was truly captivated by Venice’s charm, it felt like a whole other world and I was so happy to have had the experience to see the true beauty that is Venice.
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