Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Life: Venice Vacation 2015

I decided to take Mitch to Venice for his birthday and it was AWESOME.
  • This is just a mini round up of our trip and some tips and tricks for those thinking of going.
  • I booked with EasyJet and the organisation and prepping itself was fine the flight however was not. We were joined by a criminal who decided to scream and cry through a great deal of the flight. I have since contacted Easy Jet but have received little response. Just a heads up to be careful when booking your flight!
  • When we arrived we were both completely blown away. Venice is like a magical kingdom you read about in fairytales and only see in fantasy movies. It is completely mesmerizing.
  • We found our hotel relatively easily, we had a great location that was just a few minutes walk from the Strada Nova- the main strip full of little shops, ice cream parlours and classic Italian restaurants.
  • We grabbed a slice of pizza and some ice cream, I chose pistachio, the start of something for sure, I ended up eating so much pistachio flavoured stuff as it was so divine!
  • We managed to visit nearly all of the areas, we didn't venture out to the Lido, Murano or other islands as we were only there four four days.
  • If you want to be with easy access of the lively areas of Venice I would suggest staying in the Cannaregio sector but if you want to be further away from it all go for Dorsoduro.
  • I managed to eat pizza everyday and nearly gain half a stone!! Still trying to exercise those extra pounds off but it was totally worth it.
  • We bought these city passes from VeneziaUnica which meant we could visit loads of the historical and religious sites often without queuing and paying on the day. If you're visiting Venice to gain some insight into the place as well as its history etc I would highly recommend purchasing one.
  • To be honest you don;t necessarily need to visit those places, me and Mitch think we'll go back at some point for a mini break where we can do some creative thinking and writing- it is definitely an inspirational place.
  • I loved all of the places we visited but eating pizza and drink a beer right by the ocean was a highlight as was the Museo Correr in particular the enchanting ballroom, see below images:
  • We of course visited Saint Marks square and although extremely pricey the rest of Venice is not, I wouldn't say it is any more expensive then London, Paris or Barcelona.
  • As with all places there are pros and cons of visiting Venice and the pros most certainly outweigh the cons!
  • Venice has beautiful scenery, delicious food, culture variation, secluded but interesting location, lively history and some glorious architecture

Go explore!!

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