Tuesday, 15 March 2016

My 5 Favourite Things about Venice

On a recent trip to Venice, I discovered why this beautiful Italian city is so popular. These were my 5 favourite things about Venice:

1. It's a City on Water - It seems so unreal, specifically owing to the many canals and the fact that the central part of the city can only be accessed by boats. If you need to get from one point to the other, you have to get a water bus or a water taxi!

2. The Streets & Bridges - The streets in Venice are gorgeous narrow streets filled with history and art. Everywhere you look is a church, painting, or some artistic contribution that just gives the city so much character. Connecting the islands of Venice are many, many bridges - one prettier than the next.

3. Gondola Ride - When in Venice, you must definitely go on a Gondola ride. I unfortunately experienced this in the rain, but it is so lovely to be able to see the different canals, and basically experience the city from the water.

4. Piazza San Marco - This is the main piazza in Venice, is breathtaking too. Though, on a side note, I must mention that it is filled with birds (and having a phobia of birds, this wasn't my favourite place to be). The Church of St.Mark (St.Mark's Basilica) is located in the Piazza, and is definitely worth a visit as the inside is full of gold mosaics, and beautiful art.

5. The Venetian Masks - At every corner is a shop selling these gorgeous venetian masks. The Venetian tradition of wearing masks in carnival is fascinating, and after seeing the several different masks that one can buy, I can definitely understand why!

These are just a few reasons why you should definitely visit Venice! I would love to go back, maybe closer to the summer months to avoid the rainy weather.

Have you ever visited Venice? What did you like about it?

Lexie Rose May X

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