Friday, 31 January 2014

Travel | The beautiful city of Venice

My husband and I were lucky enough to visit Venice last year, as soon as we arrived we were utterly amazed at the sight of the city from the water. Exploring Venice I was inspired by the patterns found in the intricate architecture around the city there was something to see everywhere you turned. Paint cracks off the walls to reveal glimpses of old brick work and magnificent buildings are adorned with paintings, mosaics and textures. We found ourselves exploring the narrow streets (one looking very similar to the last made getting lost very easy) although getting lost in Venice isn't such a problem, you can stop for a coffee pretty much anywhere and we soon realised the locals don't seem to be able to function without an hourly shot of espresso, you can also pick up the best piece of pizza you've possibly ever eaten in a local cafe! It's odd not seeing any cars, just water taxi's, ferries and gondola's, even the ambulance and police have boats  as transport, often seen zipping around the canals! There's no other place like Venice, its unique to say the least, a truly beautiful city on water. If you ever get an opportunity to visit I wouldn't think twice, your gondola awaits...

Stay tuned as next week I will be blogging about a visit to the colourful island of Burano, situated in the Venetian lagoon. 

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