I believe there’s nothing better in terms of presents than a surprise trip. This spring break I got just that: a surprise two-days trip to Venice and although we didn’t have that much time, we actually managed to visit quite a lot.
First off, let me tell you that I’ve never seen anything quite like Venice: the city is breathtaking on its own and I can’t remember the last time I gasped and aww’d so much at something. The weather was also incredible: a sky with no clouds and a bright sun that was reflected in the water (which is why some of the photos are very bright/shiny) and the breeze that followed you even in the narrow streets away from the main channel. However, as evening approached the wind became stronger and colder, so if you’re going to visit the city in April you should also take some warmer clothes with you.
The biggest attraction of the city is the famous Piazza San Marco where you can find the impressive Doge’s Palace (which is unlike any other palace I’ve ever seen), the Correr Museum (which includes the Apartments of Princess Sissi, an Archaeological Museum and the main hall of the Municipal Library), the Basilica di San Marco (a huge church located next to the Doge’s Palace) and the Campanile Tower (which is 100 m high and from where you can enjoy some stunning views of the city and its surroundings). They’re all worth at least a visit!
Also, I got a chance to feed some very friendly pigeons in Piazza San Marco, which apparently is another of its tourist attractions!
Some of the other places we visited included a museum of musical instruments located in an old church, an exhibition of post-modern art and the huge Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (where we also got a glimpse of the Catholic Easter ceremony).
Last, but not least I need to mention the delicious Italian food which lived up to the reputation of the Italian cuisine. Although, what I loved the most food-wise was a Matcha Green Tea Tiramisu I discovered in a hidden cafeteria on a narrow street somewhere around the Piazza San Marco. It tasted absolutely divine!
All in all it was a wonderful trip where I got to see and experience a lot of wonderful things (including a short ride with a gondola) and I am looking forward to going back there again one day.Share on Facebook