Venice – Boats instead of cars

Venice is a place where boats is more common than cars, where the canals are as roads, and where they have the biggest selection of masks that I’ve even seen!

I’ve always wanted to visit Venice. The sound of a city with only walking streets and boats in canals was rare and tempting. Venice is also known as a romantic city, so I got company with a nice guy and ordered accommodation on a yacht.

The first day, we took a water taxi to St Marks Basilica and Doge’s Palace. I immediately fall in love with all the masks they were selling all around the place. I had to get one of these! When walking around further in the streets, we found even more shops with masks. This was crazy! It was masks from 10 euro to 150 euro. Depending on how you wanted it.

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A lot of painters was also located around Doge’s Palace. They had so many beautiful paintings, that I in the end, decided to bring one of these home to.

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“Get lost in the streets of Venice” is also a recommendation in Venice, and that was absolutely no problem! We just followed our desires and walked around in the charming streets. On our way, we saw nice bridges, building, restaurants and shops. We even walked the same streets many times cause we wanted to find back to something. Sometimes, we needed some help from Maps.me to, but Maps.me wouldn’t cooperate and said that we were on one place, when we actually were 2 blocks away.

Venice is a nice place to just hang around. And if you dont think thats interesting enough, you can do like me and try to hang from a bridge to 😉 Just be sure that you can lift yourself up.
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The most famous places

St. Marks Basilica, Doga’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs is all at the same place. St Marks Basilica is free to enter, but its normally a huge line, so we skipped to go inside. We saw so many nice chuches in Rome anyway.

St Marks Basilica
St Marks Basilica
St Marks Basilica
St Marks Basilica
Bridge og Sighs
Bridge of Sighs

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To get around in a easy way, we bought a 3 day tickets for the water taxi. Its from the boat we got the best view of Rialto bridge. First we walked on it, and it was nothing special. Then we passed it in the night and in the day, and it looked so much better!

Rialto bridge
Rialto bridge

To visit Santa Maria della salute, that is a much less crowded church in Venice, we just jumped off the water taxi on a stop next to the church. No line on the outside and free entrance. Just how I like it.

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Santa maria della salute

 

On our last day we visited Lido beach in Venice in the afternoon. Why didnt we do this before? It was real summer weather and the beach was so nice.
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Then it was time to go home. Sadly enought. Im coming back Italy!

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