Venice was pretty amazing.
I heard a lot of people say it was overrated and super expensive, smelly and crowded. We decided to check it out!
We only stayed one night but flew out in the evening so we got to experience two Venice sunsets. So much of my holiday planning surrounds sunset and sunrise times and locations ha ha.
The Airbnb place we stayed in was really awesome – is was peaceful and looked down on the beautiful square of Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Relaxing with the windows open and the sounds of the water in the canal with an awesome view was pretty amazing. Our square was much quieter than some of the busier ones but just as beautiful. I could have easily spent more time here!
We discovered cicchetti – small nibbles found at Bàcari (local bars). There were some amazing combinations – a blue cheese with dried cherries on fresh bread – I still think about that one.
The buildings of Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo and equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni accross the canal from our Venice home are below.
I loved the art of Venice! Cats, masks, boats – what’s not to love?! I regret not collecting little boats during our European adventure – there were so many beautiful and unique artworks of boats in Greece, the Amalfi Coast, London and actually, almost everywhere we went.
Old weathered shutters and doors – so much love! I also loved all the blues and greens!
What a magical place! Sunset in Venice from the Rialto Bridge.
Delicious cicchetti – I might have to play around with some of these ideas at home!
I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful old wooden windows, doors and shutters! I love this colour so much.
The gondola ride I was ok leaving out, but John was super keen!