We arrived in Venice yesterday by train and luckily we were a quick walk away from our hotel. Wearing a leather jacket trying to carry around an overpacked duffle bag and suitcase in the heat is a draining experience but thankfully it was short lived! We arrived to an air-conditioned room and after a quick freshen up we went to explore Venice!
Yesterday we got a feel for where everything was so today started out with the first priority on our mind. Coffee. I love Italian coffee, I really do, but I need more than a tiny espresso to make me satisfied. It’s not even the caffeine part that I need but more the comfort of having a nice cup of coffee in the morning. It’s that little hug I love to wake up to every morning. I feel so Canadian when I come to Europe because when it comes to coffee I want a massive cup and then another cup. Or two. Or three. It’s pretty hard to find something in Europe that’s not dainty sized.
Spending A Perfect Day In Venice
Anyways after a quick cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin we headed to St. Mark’s Square and it was so much bigger than I expected! I don’t know why I thought Venice would be small but I did. The square was breathtaking and only about a 25-30 minute walk from the Train Station. Just beyond the square is open water with gondolas everywhere! You can book a gondola for 80 Euro which will give you a short 30 minute ride or you can pay 120 Euro and got for a 45 minute ride which they will take you to a few sights on the gondola and under the Bridge Of Sighs. It’s legend if you share a kiss under the Bridge of Sighs your love will be eternal! Aaron laughs at this but I always think why not? It’s a pretty cute thought anyway.
After another cup of coffee and a pizza with some much needed grilled veggies we made our way to back to the square and caught a gondola for ourself. If you want a cheaper ride then ask someone to go with you! We chose to go by ourselves though because it was just that little bit more special and romantic. It’s not everyday you can ride a gondola through Venice with the love of your life so we figured we’d like it more if it was just the two of us.
The 45 minutes went quick and we shared a little kiss or three under the bridge before heading back through the square to find some dinner. Something about the Italian air makes you constantly want pizza and wine so we found a cute little shop with just that. For some reason salads are 12 Euro and a full margarita pizza is 6 Euro so naturally I got the pizza and have no regrets! When in Rome right?!
Venice exceeded all my expectations and I felt like I was in a story book. The city is gorgeous beyond believe. There’s gelato places around every corner, people like you smiling as they get lost in the narrow streets and there’s stunning canals with those charming gondolas that have made Venice so iconic. Everything is also covered in vines and flowers and I can’t help but feel like I’m in another world! How can one city be so cute and charming?
Where’s the cutest city you’ve ever been? I hope you liked this post!