Saturday, 30 March 2013

Venice- Day One







Venice is very, very surreal. 
The city exists soley on water and as you arrive by water taxi, you feel like it can't be real or that you're on the set of a movie. You feel as though you must be dreaming, or that you're in some crazy alternate universe. 
It's truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in real life.

So yesterday, our first full day, we set off to explore the city... getting lost in all the winding labyrinth esq streets, taking photographs and video footage. 
We checked out a couple of Venetian mask shops, picked up some gelato (it really had to be done), and sat outside a cafe by the water drinking strong Italian americanos, and planning our day.

We were planning on finding the famous church, but ended up getting distracted and taking a gondola around the city. 
It was one of the most relaxing experiences ever, the lapping of the water, and the driver singing in Italian to us. I have to say, Venice looks even more incredible from the water level of the gondola, sickeningly romantic, too!

We managed to duck out of the rain, find a local restaurant tucked away in one of the side streets, and enjoyed some traditional food and wine, before having a little bar crawl on the way back to our hotel. 
The great thing about all the bars we went to, was that they are all in cake and chocolate shops, what a genius idea?! Cake and alcohol all in one place, these Venetians sure know how to live!

26 comments:

  1. it looks so amazing and beautiful, bet your having a good time :) xx

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  2. Oh my god such a perfect place! My boyfriend travelled round Europe for 4 months and said Venice was one of the nicest places. I need to go! so romantic hah. Have a lovely time :) xxx

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  3. gorgeous photos! i've been there twice, for day trips both times - but i'd love to go and stay for longer! the architecture is incredible!! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  4. Just beautiful and the place is magic!
    I only regret going there in high summer - it's not the herds of tourists which made it less magical, but the impossible sun! It was too hot to wander around until it got to around 4! So before then we just drank spritz.

    Enjoy Venice, both of you!!!
    wanderbug

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  5. Beautiful!

    I'm very jealous of your little trip :)

    xx

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  6. I am so jealous Venice is one of my top destinations! love your photographs darling!!! xxx

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous of your life right now. Hope you're having a fab time!!

    I would LOVE IT if you guys would check my blog out? :D xx

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  8. It looks so pretty! I'd love to visit Venice some day:) x
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  9. This sounds lovely and your pictures are beautiful! can't wait to see the rest of the weekend posts :D xxxx

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  10. Looks like you're having an amazing time! Enjoy hunny! xxx

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  11. This looks absolutely incredible!
    Have an amazing time! :)
    x

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  12. Sounds like you're having an amazing time!
    I'm studying Italian and really want to go and practice my Italian

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello,

    Oh I wish I was back there, have a wonderful time in the most amazing city in the world.

    Stop by the Dodge Palace it's truly amazing.

    Enjoy xxx

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  14. Wow stunning pics, Venice looks amazing xx

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  15. Venice is such a pretty place. I went last year and fell in love with it <3
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  16. I have always wanted to go to Venice, you are very lucky! I am jealous, it is really beautiful and it does look very surreal. I hope you had a wonderful time! & You are very beautiful!
    shanmurray.blogspot.co.uk ♥

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  17. It looks wonderful! I've always wanted to go.
    x

    http://madeinhunters.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Beautiful photographs. I'm planning to go to Paris in May, but would love a trip here later in the year. The gondola's are too cute. Hope you had/are having a lovely time x

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  19. Amazing pictures, and you look so beautiful with your boyfriend(?). One day I'll see Venice, I just got to work on paying off these college loans first. ;)

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  20. Your photos are beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest! I went to Venice for Carnevale a few years ago when I lived in Italy and I really enjoyed it. We took a little trip over to Murano too which was lovely, although sadly I missed out on a famous gondola ride :(.

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  22. hannah your photos are gorgeous! i went to Italy last year and its the most beautiful place and yes the gelato is to die for! glad your having fun! xx

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  23. So uunbelievably jealous! Looks like you've had a perfect time! X

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  24. WOW! It looks amazing there! My husband is trying to persuade me we should go I can see why it's so beautiful! -x-
    http://www.sezastar.co.uk

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  25. have always wanted to visit Venice.... Lovely blog, my first visit, so *waves hello* xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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