Last Stop: Venice

If I left my heart in Florence, then I left my wallet in Venice (just kidding… kind of..)

  
Ok so, yes – Venice can be pricey, and is quite touristy, but it is definitely worth a visit. Luckily, being quite small you can probably cover most of the bases in a fairly short stay. Here are some of the highlights of my time there. Piazza San Marco  

Piazza San Marco beautifully lit up at night
 

The Piazza San Marco is the central square of Venice and is almost always abuzz with activity. It is also the site of the ornate Basilica San Marco as well as the gothic-style palace (and museum), the Palazzo Ducale.

Basilica San Marco, Venice
 
  

Palazzo Ducale, Venice
 
Ponte di Rialto 

The Ponte di Rialto (or Rialto Bridge) is another must-see when visiting Venice. It is the oldest bridge spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, and the stone bridge features shops across it and into the adjoining market.  

Ponte di Rialto, Venice

Murano/Burano

The Venetian lagoon is also home to a number of smaller islands – some of which are known for specializing in various types of exquisite craftsmanship.

Murano remains known for its population of skilled glassmakers. 

A local glassmaker hard at work, Murano
 

The small island of Burano is known both for its intricate lacework, as well as the beautifully colourful fisherman’s houses. Burano is about a 40 minute boat ride from Venice, and is currently home to less than 3, 000 inhabitants. 

Brightly painted fisherman’s houses on the island of Burano
 

  

Have you been to Venice? Tell me about your favourite part. Planning a visit?? Let me know if you’ve got any questions and I’ll do my best to answer. Hope to you hear from you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed following my travels in Italy.

Ciao!

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