Venice must be the cutest, most story-like and picturesque city in the world.
I’m simply baffled by how this is the only city in the whole world that created a beautiful town that’s made up of many little islands. Simply marvelous.
My husband and I went there after visiting Rome for a couple of days. This was our post-wedding treat, we called it the ‘mini moon’ as our Caribbean cruise / honeymoon is actually later this year. Anyway, I must say that I preferred Venice over Rome and when you look through my photos below it’s not hard to see why!
The Venitian Bridges
There are metal and brick bridges were everywhere. Each one with a unique design. Without them you won’t be able to get around Venice at all because it’s made up of loads of tiny islands with houses on them.
Unfortunately Venice is sinking so it has the risk of being the city in the stories of Atlantis but whilst it stands the Venetians can get around the city by foot using these lovely bridges.
Italian Colours of Venice
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Something I’ve noticed in Italy in general is that there are many buildings that are painted in a citrus colour, either that or it’s probably the stone with which they were built – maybe due to the Italian mountains? Anyway, they have lovely buildings of gorgeous yellow and orange shades make Venice really light up, especially in the winter sunshine.
The Outstanding Architecture
Now, visiting the cathedral in Venice, Basilica San Marco, is definitely worth it. The architecture is spectacular and seeing the religious, Italian Christian, influences is really interesting. Even seeing the outside, regardless of the scaffolding, is fantastical.
Its Watery Streets
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Imagine streets with no cars and a city without pollution. Instead there are streets that are rivers and I love it. It’s like a page from a fairytale, don’t you agree?
Riding the Gondola
Something that Venice is very well known for is their gondolas. Although overpriced for a single ride it’s definitely worth the experience. Our gondolier was whistling all through our magical journey and although it was quite ominous at first, especially as it was getting dark… it was definitely a romantic and peaceful experience.
P.S. It also reminds me a bit of Assassins Creed if anybody plays Xbox…
Inspiration for Storytelling
So, Venice is a unique city because it’s not a conventional city at all. The streets hide a watery secret that will slip through your fingers as soon as you turn the corner. The windows are like portals to other worlds and even the ombre coloured walls, textured by the rising tides, seem to speak a million truths. It makes me want to write stories!
Inspirational and picturesque; I was awed into silence by the beauty of Venice.
Have you ever visited Venice and what did you think?