Venice, Italy is without a doubt one of the most incredible cities you will ever see. Don’t get me wrong, more than anything I was excited to see Paris and loved every minute there, but nothing has ever amazed me as much as Venice. This city on the water is so gorgeous, I literally could not stop taking pictures of EVERYTHING. I had absolutely no chill and did not care that I was giving myself away for the tourist that I was. I could go on and on about how beautiful and romantic Venice is, but I’ll let my pictures do the talking.
When I was in Italy, all I wanted to do was channel Audrey Hepburn and really classic late 50’s and early 60’s style. This striped off the shoulder top was on sale at Zara the week before I left for my trip, and I snapped it up because to me it just screamed Italy.
This boater hat was another pre-trip purchase I made with Italy in mind. I thought it was a little corny to wear this in Venice until I got to my Airbnb and saw the host had a similar hat hanging in the hallway. I mean, if the locals do it, I say its fair game! Plus it really keeps the sun off your face which is the farthest thing from corny.
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Photos by Wendy Jones
As I said earlier, Venice is simply breathtaking, and I had absolutely no chill from the moment I stepped on the water bus. Although Venice is probably the most confusing place I have ever been to, I really didn’t mind getting a little lost because around every corner was yet another beautiful view. Seriously though, I have never been to a more confusing city. I had to use my maps app to navigate myself on foot literally everywhere I went!
One thing that is a given while visiting Venice is that you go for a gondola ride. My friend Wendy and I decided that was the first thing we would do, since the weather for the next day looked like rain. Honestly, it doesn’t get more Venetian than a gondola ride while a man sings to you in Italian, am I right?
Our ride departed at 7:30pm, which was perfect because the sun was just setting. Seeing the city of Venice from the canals while we cruised in a gondola was something that I will never forget…definitely do not miss out on this when you visit Venice!
On another note, I wonder if Venetians get sick of hearing the songs “Volare” and “That’s Amore”…I almost got sick of hearing them and I was only there 2 days!