VENICE


VENICE

TRAVEL GUIDE FOR VENICE ITALY


Venice was pretty much our last destination in Italy.  We actually weren't planning on going because so many had said that this was their least favorite Italian city in part due to the large amount of tourists, extreme prices and dirty water.  We decided to check it out anyways since we were so close and flying out of Venice to Greece was super convenient.  Overall we really enjoyed the city.  I think it helped that we went in with very little expectations so it definitely surpassed ours.  We had such a wonderful time exploring and walking around.  Venice is the perfect destination for 24 hours!

SINGING GONDOLA RIDE

This is a great way to experience the singing gondola ride.  A group of 6 or so gondolas travel at the same time - one has a singer on it.  The route takes about 45 minutes and gives a great tour of Venice by water.  It is a little short but romantic none the less.  

  1. RATING:  5/5
  2. PROS:  singing gondola ride, comfortable gondolas with cushion seating
  3. CONS:  short (45 minutes), singer on one boat not all boats
 One of our favorite memories from the trip - our gondola ride was magical 

One of our favorite memories from the trip - our gondola ride was magical 

 Gondola ride in Venice during golden hour!

Gondola ride in Venice during golden hour!

ST. MARK'S BASILICA

  1. RATING:  4/5
  2. PROS:  beautiful majestic architecture, amazing mosaic tile murals that are raw stones, good tour guide - very knowledgable 
  3. CONS:  TONS of people, short 1 hour tour - almost not enough time to really explain sights, no photography allowed in several parts of the church
 A quick dip with the pigeons outside St. Marks Basilica 

A quick dip with the pigeons outside St. Marks Basilica 


We had such a blast visiting Italy and feel so blessed to have the chance to explore so much of the country.  Check out our drone video below to see more from our trip!