|Venice from the Water...|
Okay, can we all just take a moment to admire this place? I could gaze all day long! Last October, I literally visited one of the most beautiful cities I have ever laid my eyes upon, beautiful Venice in the soul of Italy. Visiting Venice is possibly every dedicated wanderlust's goal and I have honestly never felt so fortunate in my life. It is truly a city of captivating mysterious beauty, every street is cobbled, some silent, others crowded with unknown people, living the lifestyle we could only dream about. I could happily get lost in the ornate like film set that's suspended on water for endless hours. If you ever get the opportunity to visit, do jump at the chance. I got the opportunity to travel there with such amazing friends and being immersed into its thick city walls was a total dream come true.
I could honestly bubble on for another few pages and a half simply describing the place, but I think I will just let the photos speak for themselves. I took a lot of photos, and just looking back at them makes me want to buy a plane ticket and fly straight back into Venice's loving arms. It is after all well known for its romance! Although, I must admit, the only romance I experienced on my visit was with its very large supply of ice cream... Ah, I do dig a good scoop of coconut cream!
Venice has lots of architecture and I mean, beautiful buildings?Surrounding depths of glistening water? A photographers dream! There was so many quirky allies, and I just loved that each building was constantly entwined in endless canals!
|Beautiful Places with Beautiful People.|
One thing I did notice however, was that all the smaller buildings seemed ... dead. They all seemed to be crumbling and nobody seemed to live in them. It just felt odd, that these were people's homes, yet they weren't very homely. They just looked empty and lost. Venice will always be stunning and captivating but I only visited for the day. Yet, I feel like that was enough. Venice seems like a place you can't really stay the night because you don't wish to intrude, but also, there doesn't seem much else to do. In some places it felt too crowded and overwhelming, like in and around the Rialto bridge. Don't get me wrong, I completely adored the city but I feel like Venice has so much going on that nobody knows or cares who you are. It didn't have that friendly tourist vibe and something I really adore about traveling, is getting to know the people and their culture.
|Views from the Famous Rialto Bridge.|
When I visited Italy, I feel comfortable that we did it right! We stayed out in an amazing location surrounding Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, and only visited Venice for the day. We got a good taste of the city, without overdosing on it and I think this way I appreciated it more. Although I do wish I could have had the time to explore the restaurants and the cute little cafes, I don't regret anything about the trip.
Visiting Venice should be high on everybody's bucket lists, it was truly an experience of a life time and one I will never forget.