Oh Italia, how I love thee.
A couple of months ago me and my momma jetted off to the beautiful floating city of Venice. Neither of us had ever been to Italy before and it was somewhere we’d always wanted to go. So off we went on our Mother/Daughter Italian adventure to eat, drink and be merry!
Now my mum is my best friend and so this trip was always going to be fun. We literally had the best time and laughed constantly. If you fancy a closer look into what we got up to and where we went then make sure to watch my Venice travel vlog! We went in the height of summer and my goodness it was boiling! The factor 50 was applied and the sun hats were on. We walked hours upon hours each day getting lost in the crazy city. To be honest, getting lost is all part of the fun! There is zero point in trying to stick to a route because it’s near impossible. Everywhere looks the same and of course there are no roads (something I could not get my head around) so you can’t hop in an uber and go to your destination, you just have to wonder around until you find it. That being said, by getting lost we stumbled upon some great cafés and bars along the way.
I have to say it’s probably the most picturesque place I have ever been to. I mean literally you could point the camera in any direction and its the perfect picture. As there are no roads, the canals and bridges make each and every turn look like something out of a fairy tale and both me and mum had our fair share of ‘princess moments’ whilst there.
Obviously when heading to Venice there were a few things we had on our bucket list. San Marco Square for one and of course… a gondola ride.
San Marco Square is insane, so many people but such a beautiful setting. Yes it’s expensive but if you fancy having a drink and listening to some music in the main square then why not (just make the drink last.) To get that view from above we headed up the Campanile tower and wowza WHAT A VIEW IT WAS!
As for the Gondola again yes, a tad pricey but every fare is the same wherever you go and well, it’s Venice and when in Venice, you get a gondola!
Mum and I absolutely loved it. Riding along the thin and winding canals seeing all the various buildings and views, it’s unlike anything else and something you just have to do if you ever visit because trust me – it is 100% worth the money!
Food wise erm, well, yeah – we ate everything and I wont lie, there’s not that that much photo evidence because when the food’s that good ain’t nobody waiting for a photo! We ate pasta, pizza, gelato and lot’s of lovely seafood – Venice’s speciality. In the day times our favourite thing to do was grab some take-out pizza and mini Bellini’s, sit by the canal and enjoy people watching. In the evening we dined whilst drinking our body weight in Aperol which is sooooo cheap like – UNREAL.
We spent our days island hopping, getting travel cards for the vaporetto aka water buses and just hopping on and off whenever we saw somewhere that looked nice. We went to the marina, the lido, the ‘glass island’ Murano and wondered around exploring to our hearts content.
We honestly had the best time and both of us are looking forward to returning to Italy to visit some more of the beautiful country. Mum, you where the best travel companion as always… on to the next!