Venice is one of the sweetest surprises on the whole leg of our Euro trip. Rosanna and I stayed in Venice for 3 days and 2 nights, after our classes ended in Milan. (hint: I am nearing the end of my Europe posts so hold on) On our last weeks in Europe we decided to just stay in Italy since are still so much to see.
Venice is a maze of small streets, canals and bridges. Getting lost is inevitable, so you will need a really good map and sense of direction. I think we didn't have the latter. But Venice is full of surprises, we didn't mind getting lost for hours. On our first day, for starters, we were planning to go to Piazza San Marco which is about a 30-minute walk from where we were staying, but we weren't able to find it, we came across the Peggy Guggenheim museum which was already closed. By the way, all the museums like Punta della Dogana by Tadao Ando and Spazio Vedova designed by Renzo Piano, big deal architects, are closed on Tuesdays. The only full day we had in Venice. So you can just imagine our disappointment. Instead of seeing Piazza San Marco, we landed in Ponte dell'Accademia, a bridge over the Grand Canal and this view.
We've given up looking for the Piazza as it was getting late and started pouring. I was dying to rent a gondola but found it too expensive so instead, we rode the vaporetto, Venice's version of a metro in the form of a boat, which has stations around the island. We managed to find Piazza San Marco the next day.
Venice at night is a different story. Or a different world rather, with all these water reflecting light and the small streets getting smaller at dark, with the chance of getting lost higher, turning up the romance. Too bad I wasn't able to take a lot of night photos from my camera, all I have are these ones from my phone.
Dress - H&M, Bag and Sandals - Zara
I've never been so close to this much saltwater without being able to swim in it. I think there is no other place like lovely Venice.