“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.
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.
The city 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:
Trattoria da Fiore
Bollicine for cocktails
Alla Mellissa if you are in Burano
Dinner in Trattoria Da Fiore
Lunch in Alla Mellisa in Burano
Dinner at Ostaria Boccadora
Lunch in Remer
Spotted along the maze like streets
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)
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
Moments of magic
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