Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Venice, Italy

Apologies for not blogging in a few days, I've been away for a long weekend in Venice!

Venice is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Think long windy canals, aqua green coloured water, narrow streets to get lost in, the hustle and bustle of canalside markets and beautiful architecture everywhere you look. I booked this little getaway for my boyfriend's Christmas present and at 6am on Saturday 26th January, we embarked on our Venetian adventure.

All ready for take off!

Without a doubt the best flying conditions I have ever experienced! Not a cloud in the sky and we flew right over London and The Alps! Can you spot the Olympic Stadium?

Sunset over San Marco Piazza

Vaporetto - The Venetian bus / tube service! A 72 hour travel card only costs €18 if you are under 28 so this is a great and extremely inexpensive way to explore the lagoon by boat.

Marizpan fruits!

On Sunday morning we took Vaporetto line 3 out into the lagoon to the island of Murano, renowned for it's glass blowing factories. Unfortunately as it was low season we weren't able to find a factory offering a demonstration as our guidebook indicated, so we spent our time strolling around the canalside and browsing the many glass museums and stores instead. 

A Vaporetto entering San Marco Piazza station

The view from the top of the Campanile - San Marco Basilica, the coastline and San Marco Piazza. If you visit Venice, I highly reccomend a trip to the top of the Campanile, it only costs €8 which is very reasonable compared to some towers I have been up (Berlin Fernsehturm / Tour D'Effiel) and the views are incredible. On a clear day you can see as far as The Alps! Interestingly, not a single canal can be seen from the top of the Campanile.



Hard Rock Cafe Venice, the smallest Hard Rock in Europe at only 360 square metres!

Italian valentines lollipops and the beautiful sunset on the flight home.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through my pictures, this is only a small snippet because if I put them all up I think both of our computers would crash!

Have you been to Venice? Did we visit the same places?



  1. I'm so jealous! It looked so nice x


  2. Looks like an amazing place! I've always wanted to go to Venice. Great pictures, hope you had a fantastic time.

    -Lucy xox

  3. Wow! Amazing pictures :) xo


  4. I have always wanted to go to Venice. It is such an wonderful place! x

  5. Looks amazing in Italy, and lovely photos!

    By the way, I nominated you for a liebster award. x


  6. looks amazing, i'd love to go!

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  7. What great photos girl! This post is just making me so excited for when the mister and I will be in Europe come April! Woo!!
    xo TJ

  8. This is somewhere I've always wanted to go, it looks beautiful

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  9. Ooh lovely photos, they have made me want to go to Venice and made me hungry all at the same time (time for a bit of lunch I think!!) I have never been to Venice but it is definitely on my list now. I just found your blog and love it (especially your obsession with travelling and ASOS which we both share!) I am now following you :)

    Janine xx
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  10. beautiful pictures;}X
    i've been to Venice, it's magical place;}X



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