01 Jun Short trip to Venice, Italy
so happy to write this blogpost about my short trip to the beautiful city of Venice, Italy! First of all, I have to mention that it was the first time we visited Venice and definitely not the last time!
We started early in the morning in Munich! After a 5-hour ride, we arrived in Venice and had to look for a garage for our car (Tronchetto 21€ per day). If you go there by car too, you also have to know that you won’t be able to drive around there – it’s not allowed. From Tronchetto garage, we took a Vaporetto (water-bus) to Rialto Bridge (picture) to the center of Venice, where our first AirBnB apartment was located. We (Nathalie, Laura, Luca and me) met our friends Helen & Jonny there, who had already stayed one night at the apartment! Btw, make sure to travel with small luggage as Venice literally is littered with stairs, haha.
We didn´t want to waste too much time, so we immediately went to the most famous part of the city, the Saint Marcus Square! The first day we got an overview of the whole city, by just walking around and the weather was just amazing.
By the way, the two most important things you should take with you to Venice: comfy shoes and your camera!
We walked about 10km a day and if you love old cities, you´ll probably have to stop at every corner taking some pictures of all these lovely buildings, canals etc.
The second day, we took a Vaporetto to the wonderful islands of Murano and Burano (20€ round trip). Take a look at these wonderful colors, Burano offers. If you have enough time in Venice I really recommend going there.
The next day (New Year´s Eve), we did something you definitely got to do when you´re in Venice! Take a ride with one of the historical Gondolas. This is something you´ll never forget. Even the guides wear these classic striped shirts and a specific hat. After this short 45 min trip (120€ for 6 Persons) we were just strolling around, enjoying the sun and buying some drinks for New Year’s Eve.
At about 10pm we walked straight to Punta della Dogana from where we wanted to watch the spectacular New Year’s Eve firework. Actually this was a tip, of one of the natives we had asked. Normally all of the tourists go to Saint Marcus Square to watch the firework. You can probably imagine how many people were there. What should I say…This evening was so much fun. We partied the whole night long in our apartment, after we had watched the beautiful firework at the sea.
On Sunday Helen & Jonny had to leave, and we (Nathie, Laura, Luca and me) moved to another apartment in Venice. This meant one more time: carrying all our stuff through the city over all these little bridges and through all the lanes.
As we finally arrived at 2pm we were warmly welcomed by our host and a wonderful apartment right in the heart of the city. We needed to recover the whole day, because of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, if you know what i mean. Haha.
The last two days we spent shooting some outfits and walking around, searching for places we haven´t seen yet, for example Fondaco Dei Tedeschi Terrace, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Monumento a Bartolomeo Colleoni.
Moreover I’d like to recommend a restaurant in Venice to you. It’s called 6342 a le tole Pizzeria. Definitely the best restaurant during our trip. It offers typical Italian food like Pizza and Pasta as well as wonderful live-music acts every evening.
Lake Garda, Italy
On our way back home to Munich we just stopped for some minutes to watch the wonderful sun-set in Malcesine at lake Garda.
I´m already looking forward to my next trips! Can´t wait to tell you everything! 🙂