Venice is a place that I have dreamed of visiting since I was little! My Nanny and I even had a "Venice Fund" piggybank in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. After missing our bus to Venice while studying abroad (LOL Ally and Holland), I was determined to make it there on this trip.
We LOVED every minute of our day in Venice. My only regret is not booking an Airbnb and spending the night there. I feel like we missed out on a lot of the surrounding islands, but we made the most of the time we had.
Burano, one of Venice's surrounding islands, is absolutely breathtaking! The city is known for its canals and endless rows of multicolor houses. We ate a delicious seafood lunch and drank an AMAZING bottle of chardonnay at a place called Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero, per Julia Engel’s blog post recommendation. After lunch we chatted with locals and explored the city one colorful street at a time. It was interesting to find out that Burano is where lace was first invented and is still a huge part of the city's artisan culture.
After a few hours, we took the water taxi back to the main island of Venice and visited many of the main sightseeing destinations such as the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge. Overall, we thought Venice was a really romantic and fascinating city. We would love to visit again when we could spend more time and there aren't so many tourists!
Photos by Cameron Premo
HANKERCHIEF DRESS // Fabrik