There is only one word I can think of when I look back at our time in Venice.
Venice wasn’t originally in our itinerary, but we re-thought it, scratched Florence and booked two days in Venice instead! And I’m so happy we did. As soon as we arrived I was in love.
It was raining when we arrived via Easy Jet, but we didn’t care the least. We were in VENICE!
As soon as our water taxi dropped us off at St. Mark’s Square, we dropped our luggage off, went mask shopping and grabbed lunch in sandwich row (which was a street over from our hotel).
We checked into our hotel – Albergo Doni. It felt a little haunted to me, with the peeling, warped wall paper, red furniture, dark drapes, and gold accents.
Look at the canal right outside our hotel!
That night we put an extra layer on and set off for a real Venetian dinner – a pub crawl!!!
1st stop – Osteria il Milion: very hungry!
2nd stop – Rosticceria San Bartolomeo: satisfied, enjoying the 1.99 Euro glass of red wine.
3rd stop – Osteria Enoteca ai Rusteghi: ready to mingle! We met the nicest couple from Canada, the husband looked like Christopher Reeves!
4th stop – Osteria al Portego : dessert time, but with more wine.
Last stop – Bacaro Jazz: a funky jazz bar to get us silly ;)
We had so much fun that first night. It was relaxing to stroll, kiss in alley ways, and snuggle under an umbrella.
I didn’t realize how many pictures I took in Venice until I started really going through them. So, I’m going to save day 2 for another post, or you wouldn’t stop scrolling!