Venice wedding photographer //
Oh Venice! You have my heart (and my stomach!)
Back in February, I decided to book a fairly last minute trip to Venice for my sisters birthday, along with our mum :)
We stayed a 10 min bus ride outside of the city, over the bridge at Hotel Primavera, which was comfortable and good value for money – would definitely stay there again – we were able to buy our bus tickets in the reception – very handy!
As Venice doesn’t allow any bikes, scooters and there are no roads, you can only get about by walking or by boat – We did about 12,500 steps each day, which helped burn off all the pasta, gelato and Aperol spritzes!
We spent the first 2 days wandering around the streets, exploring, taking photos, stopping for gelato and relaxing by the canals.
On day 3, we decided to venture further afield to the island of Burano, which is full of brightly coloured buildings and small quaint shops selling lace. It’s about a 20min boat ride away and cost €15 return per person.
- Wear comfy shoes! You will do a LOT of walking! I carried a small backpack with a change of shoes just in case
- Avoid eating or drinking at San Marco square. A coffee can be up to €9! Instead explore the side streets and you can definitely find some cheaper places
- Most cafes and bars will have free wifi :)
- Gondola rides are a set price all day – €80 for 30min. The more people you get in the gondola, the cheaper it is per person. After 7pm it becomes €100 for 30min
- There will be people who will try and sell you roses, gives you gifts and then ask for money in exchange or ‘charity’ people with clipboards getting you to sign them and then ask you for a ‘donation’
- Download the AVM Venice app – it’s really useful when you want to buy any boat, bus or water taxi tickets.
Anyways, I’ll let the photos below do all the talking!
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