Venice

“Jobs fill your pockets, adventure fills your soul”. A quote from one of my favourite bloggers Emma Hill.

Documented on today’s blog is my recent trip to Venice. If you are like me, I can almost live through other people’s travel photos and feel a part of that moment.

It was difficult to narrow it down to a few good ones, however I hope these give you a good sense of how beautiful this ancient Italian city is and inspires you to live your own Venetian adventure.

Floating City

The city Venice was built on wooden foundations. The use of wood as a supporting structure may seem as a surprise, since wood is relatively less durable than stone or metal. The secret to the longevity of Venice’s wooden foundation is the fact that they are submerged underwater. The decay of wood is caused by microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. As the wooden support in Venice is submerged underwater, they are not exposed to oxygen, one of the elements needed by microorganisms to survive. In addition, the constant flow of salt water around and through the wood petrifies the wood over time, turning the wood into a hardened stone-like structure.

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 

 

Venice

 

The city at night

Venice at night

 

Venice at night

 

Venice at night

 

Venice at night

 

Food Glorious Food

Aside from the typical pasta and pizza, Venetians restaurants do seafood fantastically well. Very rarely do you see steak on the menu. The beauty of being surrounded by so much water is that all the seafood we had tasted beautifully fresh and incredibly delicious even with such simple ingredients.

My top recommendation for restaurants are:

Remer

Trattoria da Fiore

Bollicine for cocktails

Ostaria Boccadora

Alla Mellissa if you are in Burano

For the best cocktail in Venice, visit Bollecini

Margarita in Bollicine

 

Dinner in Trattoria Da Fiore

Mussels and clams in ginger spiced with ginger

Mussels and clams in ginger spiced with ginger

 

black squid ink pasta with

Black squid ink pasta

 

Lunch in Alla Mellisa in Burano

 

Mussels clams, prawns served in Alla Mellisa in Burano

Mussels clams, prawns served in a restaurant called Alla Mellisa in Burano

 

Mixed fried fish in Alla Mellissa

Mixed fried fish in Alla Mellissa

 

The restaurant owners were kind enough to allow us sit outside by the boat docks and finish our bottle of wine

The restaurant owners were kind enough to allow us sit outside by the docks and finish our bottle of wine

 

vineyard owned by owners of Venessa

 

      Dinner at Ostaria Boccadora

Food served in Ostaria Boccadoro

 

Their take on a seafood platter

Their take on a seafood platter

 

At this point, I lost track of what the waiter was serving :)

Ceviche scallops with black squid ink spaghetti

 

Cut steak with spaghetti

Cut steak with spaghetti

 

At this point I lost track of what the waiter was serving :)

At this point, I lost track of what the waiter was served

 

 

Lunch in Remer

Monkfish served with a side of vegetables

Monkfish served with a side of vegetables

 

Prosecco in Italy

Prosecco in Remer

 

         Spotted along the maze like streets

Venice

 

Venice

 

Venice

 


Venice

 

Recommended places to visit near Venice

Lido Di Jesolo

A vibrant seaside town in the area of Jesolo with a 15km beach. Easiest way to get to it, is by taking a bus from Venice bus station journey time is just a little less than 2 hours. (weather permitting)

Lido Jesolo beach

 

Lido Di Jesolo

 

Lido Di Jesolo

 

Burano

Visit the little island of Burano.  This idyllic island has a lot of brightly coloured houses, quaint shops and lots of restaurants. A ferry from Venice should get you there in 45 minutes to an hour

Visit the little island of Murano just over an hour from Venice by ferry, This idllyic island has a lot of brightly coloured houses, quaint shops and lots of restaurants

 

Burano

Burano

Burano

 

Moments of magic 

Lavender shop

Stumbling upon this lavender shop

 

Airshow in Lido Di Jesolo

Airshow in Lido Di Jesolo

 

Short clip of airshow

Lido Di Jesolo

 

Lido Jesolo

 

Airshow Venice

 

 

It is possible to see something more than once and gain a completely new perspective on it. Click here to read my previous post on my time in Venice and Treviso.

Tell me in the comment section if you are if I have inspired you to visit blog or if indeed you’ve already been and what the highlight was for you. Until next time xoxo

barbara

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9 Discussion to this post

  1. Luna says:

    Defo going to Venise! My bucket list just got even longer. Hope you had fun babe. I love this article, well written and very inspiring ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • barbara says:

      Thank you so much Luna, looks like all the hours I put into this one post paid off. 🙂 I cannot wait for you to experience it, am certain you will love it completely 🙂

  2. Biki says:

    Beautiful pics, but there’s the thing, erm..I can’t swim and have a lil’ water phobia (not when I’m in the bath/shower though!haha) and I am not a fan of fish..but I can appreciate the lovely layouts of the food, colours of the city…have a good Tuesday hon ( : Ps how do you keep your figure so trim with all that food. Bitch. ( ( :

    • barbara says:

      Haha you can stand and pose by the water. To be fair the water level is not that deep. I went in for a deep surprisingly your feet touches the bed of the sea even at waist level depth. Hahaha at bitch, don’t worry I get it all the time. Honestly I am simply lucky to have been blessed with great genetics, I should be a mssive blob of nothing as I eat like a man hoping to compete in the Olympic weightlifting xxx

  3. Keyma says:

    Wow, I lived through your whole experience as it I were there. Italy is amazing. I’m yearning even more so to go. The photos are beautiful. I gasped at the Lavender shop, I would probably move in there and never leave. lol

    • barbara says:

      Honestly Keyma, Venice is a dream, when I saw the lavendar shop I think I gasped in delight. It was just the most quaint thing! I will certainly go again as it is one of those places you can never tire of. Haha let me know if you plan to stay so I can pack my bags and sleep on your sofa 😉

  4. Sauniya says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit Venice. This post is giving me all kind of feelings about it. I have to make it happen. And I love seafood so that sounds like the perfect place for me 😛
    Thanks you for sharing your trip with us so wonderfully. i hope you had an amazing time!
    xoxo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss

    • barbara says:

      Hi Sauniya, you should definitely do it, to be fair it doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit as you are bound to have a lot of fun. And it is just as stunning in the winter as it is in the summer. Do it do it do it 🙂 xxx

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