Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Venice City Break

Last weekend my lovely husband whisked me off to Venice! It was a birthday present he got me in December so we only had to wait a couple of weeks.

Venice is such a beautiful city filled with culture, sights and of course, water! We stayed in a little hotel close to the train station which was perfect for a two night stay - very central to all the hustle and bustle of the city. The only downside was that it rained constantly so we were very cold and wet until we were going back to the airport on Sunday and the sun finally made an appearance..typical!!

Rialto Bridge

Neil getting wet in St Mark's Square
Amazing sweets and chocolate

Despite the rain we walked everywhere, covering both sides of the Rialto bridge, taking in all the souvenir shops, architecture, Murano glass wears, leather handbags, amazing ice cream shops and food on every corner! I will say the food was amazing and we certainly filled up on pasta each night.

Other cities and places we have been to have a certain vibe to them and we often get harassed by street sellers but in Venice we weren't really bothered at all. This could have been to do with the rain but no one was pushy or over the top in any way.

 Gondola boats - too wet to take a ride!
 Happy, despite getting wet
 A shop full of cat items :)
 Me at the Bridge of Sighs
 Amazing meringues and biscuits in the bakery

It would be great to go back in the summer when the weather is nicer but I enjoyed being there when it was less busy; I'm dreaming of going back already!

Betty xXx

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