My addiction to travel didn’t allow me to wait until November before travelling. Okay leave the weekend of July 14 in France is not really the most cheap but never mind! After seeing a lot of publications on Instagram I opted for Venice.
So I left on Thursday evening to return on Sunday evening. For a practical reason I took a first Airbnb near the airport. And then to Venice for the rest of the stay. => Note to myself: think about looking if the roads are pedestrian friendly before deciding to walk out of the airport 😊
Day 1 : Arrival on Venice
Arrival at my second Airbnb (where I was “upgraded”) I discover my room with joy. I was in the Santa Croce district and here is my personal balcony!!
NB: To go to Venice itself you have to take either a shuttle or the bus 5. I chose the second option cheaper, it is in half an hour from the airport
Then head towards the beautiful little streets of Venice to the square San Marco. I went to the go by the bridge dell Accademia then back by the bridge di Rialto. First impression a bit disconcerting, not necessarily possible here to say “I walk towards the EST I would arrive near my goal easily”. A lot of dead-end streets and not always bridges where you hope. In short, a lot of detour to do! And some streets are so small that we go in single file but it’s all the charm of this city!
I visited the Basilica San Marco(Be careful, you have to have the shoulders covered and a skirt / shorts quite long: a piece of cloth is sold 1E at the entrance if you don’t). The entry of the Basilica is free (silence de rigueur and prohibited photos). However, if you want to access the small terraces it will cost 6E. I am then going to eat a dessert at Hard Rock Café and then continued to walk before returning to rest a bit my little feet 😊. I finished my day at a restaurant terrace to eat pastas. Beware there are taxes in Venice not included in the price of the dish.
Day 2 : Murano and Burano
My second day was devoted to the islands Burano et Murano. I took the 24h Vaporetto pass, my first destination was Burano. It’s really a very pretty island (although we do not cross a lot of local people…). If you have to go to only one island, it is really this one that I advise you! The houses are beautiful and we see that the inhabitants want to present their homes in their best lights. The facade paints are for many paint regularly. You leave the island thinking that it would be a great thing to have a house here one day 😊
Then I took the Vaporetto towards the island of Murano! All activity is in the manufacture of objects in glass of Murano. You can visit factories and there are small shops everywhere! I advise you to visit a factory instead of the museum. The island is less typical than Burano, so it looks more like Venice.
On my return I took advantage of my day pass Vaporetto! I went around the island of Venice to get to the end of the big canal to take line 1 to Piazzale Roma.
After a little rest I went to Piazza Santa Margherita, it is the young and lively place of Venice.
Day 3 : Doges’ Palace, campanile and last wlak at Venice
Having left my bag at Airbnb, I was able to continue my visit to Venice “the light back”. I started with the visit of the majestic Doges’ Palace. If you can only visit one historic building, this is it! The ticket allows you to visit the Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Marciana Library as well, provided you do it the same day. You can visit the different rooms for major decision-making. But also prison cells passing in the famous bridge of Sighs.
Then lunch break and then go up to the top of the Campanile tower to have a beautiful view of all Venice.
From the beginning a basilica had caught my eye, the basilica Santa Maria della Salute. So I took over the direction of Dorsoduro to approach it but unfortunately I could not visit it. While strolling quietly on the docks I was able to cross to Giudecca. Indeed, a temporary bridge had been erected for a fireworks display. I visited the church of Santissimo Redentore (here they lend a cloth to put on the shoulders).
And finally a short break in one of the few parks in Venice waiting for the time to reach the airport
Italy is really a country that I love !! I am always amazed by the architecture and the historical imprint of all the cities I visit (I have already done the region of Naples, Rome, Milan). I cann’t wait to discover the other unknown cities! Good cons we must not go in diet mode, not easy to eat something other than pizza and pasta. Or you have to increase the budget! Another thing I really enjoyed in Venice is that we do not wait long before entering a museum or a holy place, it’s very nice! And even if it is hot there is always air which makes the expectations in the sun largely bearable.
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Budget details : 594,84E
- Flight : 224.94E
- Accomodation : 171,4E
- Food/drinks : 108,5E
- Transport : 29,5E
- Visits : 46E
- Souvenirs : 14,5E