In August my family and I went to Venice, and it was GORGEOUSSS. One of the most stunning places I have ever been to, as well as baking hot and a tad smelly (but worth it).
We stayed in Chioggia which was about an hour and a half boat ride from Venice, we didn’t realise it was this far when we booked to stay, so safe to say that went down well on the first day…
Also my Mum who had never driven in a foreign country – I think during my lifetime – decided to hire a car and drive from the airport to Chioggia. This may seem simple but when I put the postcode in for the whole area of Chioggia *whoops* and we’d been driving for three hours and ended up on the wrong island, it did not seem like a great idea.
We made it to the hotel in the end, all alive, remarkably, as Mum struggled with being on the wrong side of the road.
But WE MADE IT against all small and only-problematic-to-Bacons odds to Chioggia.
We spent the next few days alternating between going to Venice and exploring our little-Venice.
It was a lushhh holiday, with lots of prosecco, ice cream, sight-seeing and WATERMELON GALORE!! Because it was ridiculously hot, sweaty and stuffy in the tiny streets of Venice.
If you want to explore Venice in full, I’d recommend alternating between walking through the streets and taking a boat through the canals. The different perspectives and routes allow you to see far more of the city that you could do solely on foot or by water.
St Mark’s square is a must, of course. As well as visiting any churches that you can as the architecture is stunning.
The best part of the whole holiday (joint with travelling with two of my fave humans) was definitely having lunch on the Grand Canal at the stunning Gritti Palace terrace, before taking a speed boat tour around the Canal.
It did without a doubt make that day the most expensive of the whole trip, but it was completely worth it for the once in a life time memories.
Have you ever been to Venice or Italy?
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