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4 Things I Loved About Venice

Waking up in Venice always seemed like one of those dreams that would forever be a fantasy. Waking up in Venice with the love of your life sipping an Americano along the canal seemed like an even bigger fantasy considering I had never been in a real relationship, nor did I like coffee until I was 18.

 

Now after countless daydreams I can finally say the fantasy of Venice is no longer some pipe dream and I can tell you everything I loved about Venice.

 

4 Things I Loved About Venice

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I Loved The Canals

This is a given for anyone who visits Venice but how could I not mention how beautiful the canals were? Everywhere you went was so photogenic and surreal that it made my heart swoon. I always feel like we miss out in Canada because we’re such a new country that we don’t have anything of this historic beauty to marvel at. But I guess that’s why plane tickets are my addiction. One minute your trudging though snow in Canada and the next you’re playing The Merchant of Venice in Venice along the canals sipping wine and snacking on a little too much bread.

 

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I Loved The Narrow Streets

I don’t know what I expected when I got to Venice but I did not expect there to be so many tiny streets. And then there were streets where you had to duck under a wall/gap to get to another streets. Some streets your shoulders were almost touching the walls and then some streets wound round and round until you hit a dead end in a maze of brick walls. If it wasn’t for Google Maps I think Aaron and I would still be lost somewhere in that maze. It was so cool! There’s no other appropriate word. There’s something about being in the middle of two towering walls, squeezing through, trying to get to a bridge that connects you to more towering walls that eventually leads to a beautiful mossy covered courtyard that makes you believe you’re in some story book.

 

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I Loved The History

One of the greatest things, besides food, about Italy is the history. No matter where you go it’s like you’re transported back in time which is one of the reasons I loved Venice so much. We made it to the Bridge of Sighs and learned that it was called that because that was the passage between the courthouse and the jail that the prisoners walked through once finished their trial. Who knew such a beautiful bridge had such a somber story? And not to mention that Venice is 1500 years old. How insane is that?

 

 

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I Loved How Easy It Was

 

It was so easy to fall in love with Venice. I know I say this a lot but it was like being in a story. The canals, the cobble streets, the food, the wine, the gondolas, the experience, the architecture.. Everything was so beautiful. All you had to do was walk around and let Venice take you. I got lost a few times and I didn’t care because everywhere you went had something to offer. So let the city engulf you and enjoy one of the few cities that’s so easy to be apart of. There’s aren’t many places like it and it’s something that should be appreciated.

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    worldofnabeeda
    May 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    I am planning on going soon and I am super excited.

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      May 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Yay I am so excited for you! Venice wasn’t a let down I’m extremely jealous you get to go <3
      xx

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        worldofnabeeda
        May 26, 2017 at 3:50 am

        Oh I am even more excited now I know it will be good 🙂

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    the travelogue (by Anna & Vanessa)
    August 15, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Yep, we totally agree on your list! Venice is truly one of a kind! We love that city and your photos just makes us wanna go back asap! 😉
    xx Anna & Vanessa

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      September 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks for commenting Anna & Vanessa! Italy’s addicting it always pulls you back!
      xx

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    Sienna
    July 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Totally agree with everything you loved about it-it’s truly an amazing city

    • Reply
      The Fernweh Wolf
      August 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Have you been there? It’s so stunning I miss it so much! 😀
      xx

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    Marie King (@MarieAway)
    July 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Absolutely stunning! Awesome to hear your take on Venice — glad to hear it lived up to your fantasies!

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      August 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you! Have you been there?
      xx

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    Emily @ Em Writes
    July 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Venice looks like a dream! I’d love to travel there some day.

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      August 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      It really was! I had no idea it would be that magical but now I’m obsessed with going back! Can’t wait for you to see it too 😀
      xx

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