Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Recap: Venezia

Hey guys!

I was overwhelmingly excited to dedicate today's post to recap our recent trip to Venezia, Italy. Honestly, I have no idea where to begin... It was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The architecture was incredible, the people were darling, and don't even get me started about the food. I instantly fell in love with this Italian city. So much personality for such a small place. We stayed in the most charming and pleasant hotel (Hotel Gardena), with everything in walking distance. We decided to explore it all, including: San Marco Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal, and every gelato shop in between. All in all, this trip will be hard (or nearly impossible) to top, but we'll see!

The history of this city is remarkable. During our stay in Venice, we took the most interesting and informational tour! Venice is obviously a popular tourist destination, but it is astonishing for many other reasons. For example, the canals around the city are all natural. They were bodies of water connecting the many different "islands" when Venice was first inhabited. The bridges were later built to make it easier to travel from one island to the next. It is crazy to imagine that Venice is a conglomerate of islands! Not to mention the elaborate (and breathtaking) architecture that is used to keep all the buildings standing with continuous degradation from the water. We also learned a great deal about Doge's Palace, the high tides, San Marco Basilica, the gondolas, the sewage system, the only hospital, the small local population, the large tourist turnout, and even how often houses require repainting. It was a real treat to be shown around such a complex city by a local tour guide.



Just casually strolling through these alluring alleys... :)




It's hard to imagine the amount of time and effort this took... So impressive!


The streets were all so unique! Each one had gorgeous street art, colors, and cute little shops. 



One of our absolute favorite gelato stops here in Venezia!



This view from our hotel room...


We had gelato everyday... Sometimes twice a day.




Seriously, how charming is this room? Hotel bliss in Venice.


Buonanotte, beautiful.


It's not goodbye, Venezia... It's see you later. :)

XOXO,
Ari


10 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful photos. I with I was there right now

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    1. Thank you, Jodi! I was reminiscing the entire time I was working on this post. :)

      Ari

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa! It was even more breathtaking in person. :)

      Ari

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  3. We are planning a Europe trip, I am kind of convinced Venice needs to be on there

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    1. I would agree! I loved this stop on my Europe trip. I would also recommend Roma! Hope you enjoy :)

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  4. That looks like such an amazing trip. Venice is one of my all-time favorite places I've visited.
    xo, jill
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    1. It was extremely beautiful! Love the blog. :)

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  5. I need to go back to Venice asap! :) Such a nice photos!


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    1. Thank you, Sabina! I am already ready to go back. :)

      Ari

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