Have you ever visited Venice? It had been on my list for years, and I’m so glad I got to cross this city off! It’s definitely VERY touristy, and I’m not sure I’ll go back, but one thing is for sure: it was breathtaking!
While walking around Venice, I kept seeing people drinking an orange drink, which at first I thought was Fanta, but it turns out there’s a drink called Spritz that’s very popular there, and it’s delicious! A must-try if you visit!
One of my favorite parts of the trip was doing the secret tour of Doge’s Palace, located at the Piazza San Marco. I would highly recommend it! When we were done with the tour and walked out, to our surprise, the Piazza was completely flooded! While we came up with a plan to walk back to our hotel without getting completely drenched, we decided to stop for ice cream and live music at the Florian Cafe.
When you only have a few days to explore a new city, you can’t let rain get in your way! Thankfully, rain coats were sold everywhere. They also had very weird looking plastic rain shoe covers that went up to the knees. The city of Venice did not look very fashionable during the flood… I must admit I almost bought one though!
I love that freshly squeezed orange juice is easy to find in Italy, and had my share of it during my trip. I also had gelato at least 3 times a day. Make sure to have cash for your gelato purchases. Other than that credit cards are well accepted in Venice.
There’s a chain of restaurants called Farini that made delicious, fresh out of the oven pizza, and also THE best Nutella cannolis! It’s cheap and super delicious!