Venice is probably one of the most picturesque cities I have been to. With small streets, bridges, colourful buildings broken up by canals and the little campi respites, it is definitely a city that you can lost in.
Coming from an Architectural perspective, there are so many little discoveries to make. Keep in mind, Venice is a small city and is also quite full of tourists, so 2 to 3 nights would be plenty.
Perhaps pair your Venice visit with another Italian city. Here are 5 musts whilst you are in Venice.
Of course gelato is on the top of any Italian experience (in my current gelato-deprived condition anyway).
If you are in Venice during summer (and quite frankly, even if it is not summer), make sure get your dose of gelato.
We fulfilled our gelato quota at Suso, which was absolutely divine, especially the watermelon sorbet.
After walking around in the sun, gelato always hits the spot. If you are staying in Venice for a couple of days, maybe go on a gelato-crawl (if you can handle it) and try a couple of different places.
Walk Around The City
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One of the joys of Venice is simply walking around the city and seeing what you can discover.
From the courtyards, to the small alleyways, there are so many little nooks to explore. Be careful where you step though, some little streets end abruptly into a canal.
Although – a dip in some water may not be the worst scenario during a hot summers day (though don’t plan to do it – swimming in the canals is prohibited, especially because there are gondolas and boats with not much ‘leg room’).
If photography is a hobby, make sure you take a camera on your walks, there are some great street shots.
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco (also known as St. Mark’s Square) is the largest public square in Venice and as a result, and as you must have guessed, it can get very busy.
If you are looking for a quiet place to go, this may not be your best option in peak-season. However, if you are looking for a place that has is buzzing, this is perfect.
Not only is it great for people watching, but the square also has a fascinating history. Piazza San Marco is the heart of the city, and when you are ejected into the open space from the narrow streets, you will definitely feel it.
Sip on a Spritz
Whilst you are in Venice, and in fact, most of the Italian cities, you will do well with a glass of Spritz in your hand to keep you fresh from the summer sun.
A Spritz is a popular wine-based aperitif that originated in Venice (all the more reason to make the most of it on your visit).
Each city does the Spritz a little differently, but it is incredibly refreshing nonetheless. Whilst you sip on your Spritz, put on a pair of Tom Ford FT0045 sunglasses to keep you protected from the sunshine:
Visit a Glass Factory
Not only will you find many beautifully crafted masks in Venice, but the glass work is equally amazing.
The colours, form and designs are gorgeous. If you are interested in the glassworks, consider paying a visit to a glass factory.
We went to the Murano glass factory where they showed us how some of the final products were made.
Just be aware that sometimes the prices of the final products in the showrooms may be hiked up a little compared to their city-based shops.
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