Venice, Italy

view from bridge in venice of a gondola in the canal

Venice, Italy

I have finished my month of travelling which I’m very sad about however, I can now go through all of the images I took (which is a lot) and upload them to my blog, yay! I’m going to try and post them in chronological order to makes things easier, so first up is beautiful Venice in the European country, Italy.

Flights

We managed to get flights from Bristol to Venice for a really good deal, this was with Ryanair. It was only £20 each without luggage, we did this using Skyscanner!

How many nights in venice?

I would say 2 nights in Venice is probably enough time. Although Venice is a beautiful and enchanting place there isn’t really too much to do. The majority of our time was spent wandering the narrow streets and popping into shops and art galleries.

Activities

Gondola’s are pretty pricey and we didn’t end up going on one as it was out of our price range (£60 for half an hour). So instead we took the water bus to get a view of the city on the water, the way it is suppose to be explored!

One morning we spent our time in Doge’s Palace which was massive!

canal with orange houses either side in venice, italy
rialto bridge with godolas going underneath it in venice in italy
flooded doges palace in venice italy
San Marco Campanile in venice italy
bridge of sighs with construction work in venice italy
venice canal with wooden poles for gondolas in italy

The exhibition taking place while we were there was: The Treasures of the Mughals and Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection. It was essentially a collection of the most expensive jewellery I have ever seen! Also as part of the admission to Dodge’s Palace is the dungeons and of course, the walk over the rightly named Bridge of Sighs to get there.

You will find most of the sight seeing stuff within the area of Doge’s Palace like the Piazza San Marco. It is all possible to see in a day.

Money TIPS FOR VENICE

If your are doing Venice on a budget the cheapest places to eat will be at the restaurants that are located not near the canals or sea. Obviously this goes with most tourist hot spots, as you can end up paying a lot for the view.

You can also chose not to stay in Venice itself like us. I will leave a link here to where we stayed. But you can stay just outside of Venice which would be cheaper and then catch the train in everyday.

SUMMARY

I hope you enjoyed this quick summary of Venice. I really loved the place and thought it was interesting in beautiful. Previously I was told that Venice smelt and wasn’t very nice but, thankfully I was proven wrong. I didn’t find that it smelt at all.

venetian flag red and gold lion flying in the sky in venice in italy
venitian masks on wall in gift shop in venice in italy
giant hand concrete statue on side of building in venice grand canal in italy

OTHER POSTS

Some other posts you may enjoy if you are travelling around Italy would be: Florence, Rome, Naples, Mount Vesuvius and HerculaneumPompeii and Positano.

Lots of love, Melissa x

light blue water canal in venice in italy
venitian church white white carvings in venice in italy
canal in venice with yellow houses
view from the bridge of sighs in venice in italy
old house on the canal in venice in italy
venice at night
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