At the end of summer I had the fantastic luck of visiting Venice, Italy. It was a very short trip – less than a full weekend…BUT…Even in that tiny time span I had such an amazing day and a half that I cannot wait to revisit!
Like everyone else, I’d always heard so much about Venice: how beautiful it is, how amazing, how incredible, on and on. Despite all of that I didn’t let myself get carried away with expecting too much because I didn’t think any place could possibly live up to all the hype I’d heard. But guess what? IT TOTALLY lived up to all the big talk! It IS as unique, romantic and magical as I’d been told to expect.
So if you don’t have any plans to go…I suggest you make some. I plan on returning in the spring. Apparently, the best times to visit are in the fall and spring. Winter is best avoided because of all the rain, and summer because of the tourists.
I went to Venice to celebrate a friend’s birthday, so I didn’t get to do much in the way of sight-seeing – that’s why I can’t wait to go back! So I’ll share my favourite things about Venice after my next trip…but in the meantime, I’ll give you this one tip: make sure you have a drink on the terrace of the Gritti Palace hotel. It overlooks the Grand Canal and you won’t find a more beautiful – or chic – place to enjoy the Venetian view.
By the way, I took all of these pictures with my iPhone, which just goes to show you how incredibly beautiful Venice is! Even with a phone it’s impossible to capture a view that is anything but magical!
To see a few more of my Venice pics, head over to my Instagram!