Visiting Venice, Italy

When I was younger, we would all have a family holiday together. Normally, being a family of 7, we’d go to England, Scotland or Wales and camp or hire a caravan. Many people wouldn’t think much to these holidays, but I hold so many great memories from this time in my life.

I haven’t been on a holiday per se with my whole family in quite some time. In fact, the last time I was on holiday with both my parents, was to Venice, in Italy in September 2007.

So today, Saturday Snapshots, comes from Venice in Italy.

1. St Mark’s Square

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St Mark’s Square is in the centre of Venice, and in Italian is known as Piazza San Marco. The square is dominated by the Church of St Mark (and a number of Pigeons!)

Although it was beautiful, I wasn’t keen on all the pigeons (I got attacked by one many years ago, so have taken a dislike to them ever since).

2. The Canalsย 

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Taking a Gondola along the small canals of Venice is probably on many bucket lists. I loved the small canals of Venice, and how the city was essentially built on water. Venice has 177 canals, connected by 409 bridges.

3 The Bridgesย 

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Venice has many bridges (409 apparently, which connect each side of the city. ย The most impressive, is of course the bridge of sighs.

 

4. St Mark’s Basilica from St Mark’s Church

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When I visited Venice, you could get a ready good view of the Bascialla and the city from the bell tower of St Mark’s Church. Stunning view.

5. Water Taxi’s

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Water taxi’s are a great (and cheaper) way to get around Venice. We bought a daily pass, which was handy to jump from one place to the other. The water taxi’s were frequent and a good way to see the city.

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6. Beach time

 

Although we flew into Venice (Treviso airport), we decided to stay up the coast a little, in a holiday park, were we had opportunity to visit the countryside, beach and city – a perfect mix. I got to go kayaking and parasailing for the first time, and loved it.

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I love Italy, but have only been twice (Venice and Rome), but I prefer Venice. It has been 4 years since I have been in the country, and I definitely need to return.

 

 

 

 

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