Backpacking Europe

The Floating City Of Venice

Venezia, the Floating city, is made up of 118 islands within a lagoon linked by canals and bridges. When you visit you can see why it’s often called the city of bridges.
It’s Sarah here. I thought I’d write a wee blog about this incredible city which far exceeded my expectations.
Venezia is impossible to describe. It’s amazing. From the architecture to the atmosphere it’s romantic and beautiful.
We were yet again blessed with amazing weather both sunny and warm the two days we spent there.
Accommodation that is central is expensive however you can find some good bargains on which is what we did and we were lucky enough to get a cute and central hotel for a reasonable price.

Venice is easily walkable and surprisingly not to hard to navigate.
We enjoyed a cruise on the canal which is a must do in Venice. Sitting in Piazza San Marco is lovely and great for people watching but be warned there is a service charge which is often hefty as they pay for the band that play in many bars. This is well worth the money for a great experience especially in the afternoon sun enjoying a glass of Chianti.

For those wanting to visit St marks basilica they are very strict on entry so don’t take backpacks in with you. It’s a unique church that is currently being restored. Also watch your footing it’s very uneven.
The food in Venezia is great . We ate very well and they cater to all budgets. Trattoria da Rino was a highlight. We ate their twice and both times we enjoyed our food. It was expensive but the risotto we had was amazing.
Overall Venice was great. I’d recommend visiting to anyone. It’s a world of its own and has to be seen to be believed. Especially as in fifty years time it probably won’t exist anymore. I think it’s safe to say we enjoyed our fair share of tiramisu in Italy and Venice also did not disappoint there! Italy was amazing but onto Austria it is!

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1 Comment

  • Reply pieter October 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

    ben blij voor jullie dat venetie goed is bevallen.
    en het is fijn dat jullie tot nu toe zo`n goed weer hebben gehad.
    ik weet niet hoe het is in wenen maar daar hebben ze STARBUCKS.
    goede reis en veel plezier.

    groeten Pieter

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