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Returning to Venice

Returning to Venice

Venice is a maze of canals and small streets, whimsical bridges, and colorful buildings. And as with all mazes, you should prepare to find yourself lost a time or two.  This is my second visit to Venice.  My first was back in 2006 when I was backpacking through Europe and this time I am travelling with my boyfriend and thankfully it is as wonderful as I remembered it.

We arrived in late afternoon by train from Verona and took a water taxi to our apartment. As many had warned, it was expensive (about 70EUR for a 10min water taxi).  Our apartment was awesome. Self contained, so we did our own Italian cooking, and ate out on the balcony each evening.

We spent 2 full days looking around and exploring. I still love Venice, so many people complain about the smell and it being too crazy with the tourists but I feel so inspired visiting this place. Made up of 115 tiny islands, boasting 400+ footbridges, 150 canals and architecture built in a mixture Gothic, Byzantine, and Baroque styles what is not to love!

 

The oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, is one of the famous picture taking spots in Venice so we did seek it out one afternoon (which took some time, as we got lost about 500 times).

2 days was plenty of time to soak up beautiful Venice before we ventured to the local airport for our return to London.

Stacey

Stacey

I love travelling and try to go 'off the beaten track' as much as possible. I've travelled through out 50+ countries and cannot wait to reach my next target of visiting a total of 100 countries around the world.

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