Our ten-day-long trip kicked off in Venice. I’ve been in town only once before, when I was about twelve years old. I didn’t remember much of it, so it was basically like visiting it for the first time. Like most of the people we went to see all the main spots like Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Every corner of this city is so extremely pretty. All the small canals and it’s bridges filled with gondolas make you feel on the set of a romantic movie. Unfortunately we only had 1.5 days to spend in Venice, Murano and Burano which was way too short. I would love to come back here to visit better areas like Castello, Cannaregio and San Polo, which are the most local among the six Venetian neighborhoods (called sestieri). People told us to wander around and get lost in the small streets but I honestly think you can only apply this strategy if you have plenty of time. If you don’t know the city, you better plan the itinerary to avoid to walk the same streets over and over again. I was really happy we had the Venice Guide of Pathport with us, which suggested us the best spots where to take pictures of Venice’s most photogenic views.
Let’s talk about food. We had an amazing breakfast in our hotel, LaGare Hotel Venezia which is located in Murano island, perfectly connected to Venice with the ferry (I suggest you to get a daily ferry ticket in order to save money and time). After a considerable walk, we managed to get some lunch around five in the afternoon at a bakery named Farini which I highly recommend. They sell the most delicious slices of pizza and serve cheap Aperol Spritz, Venice’s signature drink. At the end of this article you will find a map of the island with all the most representative places we visited. Have you been in Venice? If so, I would love to hear about your tips and favorite spots!