This weekend we went to Venice! I have always dreamed of coming to this beautiful place, and am so happy I finally got to. All my outfits from this trip are linked in my LTK here!
Where We Stayed
We left Florence early Friday morning, and thankfully were able to check into our apartment right away! We rented this residence through the Plum Guide. 10/10 recommend! They have luxury rentals all over Europe and were so accommodating for our group. The location is below, it was a 25 minute walk from the train station, a 10 minute walk from St. Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace. Great location for an even better price.
What We Saw
Saturday morning we woke up early to check out St. Marks Basilica, St. Marks Square, and the Doge’s Palace. The details in each building were insane. We all were in awe of the craftsmanship, time, and skill went into these buildings. The Doge’s Palace however was the most intricate place I have ever seen. I genuinely was so shocked walking from one room to the next.
We saw the Bridge of Sighs, and ended up walking over the Rialto Bridge accidentally, but it was beautiful!
After arriving Friday, we had lunch at Ristorante La Feluca. It was recommended by our accomodation and was good! We all got Sea Bass (left) and Eggplant Parmesan (right)… Such a good meal after a long morning of travel!
Friday night was the best meal I have had in Italy. We visited the Michelin star Ai Gondelori, and had duck, zucchini flowers, and Pannacotta. It was incredible, not super crowded, and the perfect dinner in this beautiful city!
For treats, definitely have some Tiramisu! I am not a coffee girl but that is a must if in Venice. If you want gelato, definitely check out Suso. The mimosa flavor was the bomb. Lastly, I tried a cannoli for the first time , and was disappointed, but if those are your thing definitely get a few!
The bar at Terrezza was so pretty. I am not a fan of Aperol in the slightest but had to snap a pic with Ava’s drink, Madelyn and I found out the hard was that a Campari Spritz is not any better! The staff was so fun and made it overall, a cool experience!
Harry’s Bar is famous for the creation of the Bellini drink, and being Ernest Hemingway’s favorite bar! The coastal atmosphere inside was beautiful. Loved it! We stopped in for one Sunday before lunch. I would recommend going earlier rather than later! It gets crowded quick.
The shopping in Venice was unmatched. We found so many cute gifts for friends and family! Murano glass is what Venice is known for, so you must get some if you come! Prosecco is also grown in this region, so that could be a good thing to bring back. I got a handbag, four Murano glass cups, a glass ring, and some olive oil. My bag was so heavy walking back but was worth it!
The two things we did not get to do were a gondola ride, and do a boat tour of the Venetian Islands. It was storming the last night we were in Venice, which was when we planned to do the gondola, and the boat tour was a little expensive for there only being three of us. I will definitely be going back to do both of these things at some point in my life!
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