I heart Venice

This my last and final post relating to our holiday in Italy – save the best til last right? Its basically very few words but lots of snaps about the day we spent in Venice, a tick off the bucket list, my new fave city and definitely somewhere I completely and instantly loved! I wish we could have ridden a gondola but 80euro isn’t justifiable at this stage of life – Nath assures me in the future he will take me again!
InstagramCapture_dc68d8c5-7388-44be-ad79-7c9f2efcd739Before going on holiday we weren’t 100% sure if Venice was on the agenda, I liked the sound of it (who wouldn’t) but we went back and forth on the idea – was it too far to drive? would it be fun for the kids? could we afford it with everything else we hoped to do? I guess basically – WAS IT WORTH IT? The overall answer was OF COURSE IT IS! How can we be so close (2.5hrs) and not make the effort to check it out? Plus it was one more thing off the bucket list for me. The drive there wasn’t as long as we anticipated, the tolls were a bit of a shocker but the kids travelled great that day. We found  a park and ride just outside the city for 4 euro 50 for the day, a short walk up to the bus and they came by every 10 mins and were 1.50 each way (kids free) and a small back street pizzeria for 2euro a slice meant it actually ended up being a rather cheap day.
WP_20150612_12_56_55_Pro WP_20150612_12_03_38_ProI wasn’t sure what to expect, I wanted to love as it seemed such a curious place and all of the pictures i’d seen previously had such a feeling of adventure and romance. As soon as we drove over the hill and looked down on it I got as giddy as a kid at christmas – it was amazingly beautiful. I loved walking, exploring, watching, listening and taking it all in. The kids whined about the heat but loved the Pizza lunch, “boat buses”, bridges and an opportunity to buy fans, we also found a gorgeous little park that they had 10mins in before the bus back but I couldn’t have been happier. It just all felt so special and I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it. All I wanted to do was walk and walk and walk and explore and taste and see it all, its like no where I’ve ever been before (though ive not really been a huge traveller thus far) I couldn’t get over it – I tots heart Venice and so very much want to go back (which we will)!
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  1. June 30, 2015 / 9:53 am

    I go to Venice in 3 weeks and it’s also on my bucket list (literally!) I am so excited and this had made me even more so! Great post and lovely photographs xx

    • July 2, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Awww thank you Claire and thanks for stopping by! Im jeal your going in a few weeks haha I would go back in a heartbeat – its such an amazing place. I hope you have a fab time and love it. Safe travels! x

      • July 2, 2015 / 8:51 am

        No problem 🙂 is there anything out there which you would highly recommend that we do there? (I understand you were with your children so maybe it’s a bit different haha) I’m glad you had such a good time! X

  2. June 30, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I loved the travel in Italy it’s such a good deal, in Milan it was 1.50euro for unlimited travel on buses and trams for 1.5 hours which I thought was rather decent. Venice looks amazing, definitely on my bucket list for next time I’m in Italy! X

  3. February 17, 2020 / 11:48 am

    This is really a great article and a great read for me. It’s my first visit to your blog and I have found it so useful and informative. Thank you

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