It’s certainly the most beautiful city I’ve visited! I was there for a week with my friend from Newcastle to celebrate my 50th birthday.
It was really a big deal for me to be there, I haven’t been abroad for 9 years, as I felt it was a bit of a waste of money while I was struggling with M.E./CFS, and I would inevitably spend at least half of the days tired out in a hotel room. Thankfully, I can put that behind me – I walked the length and breadth of Venice every day I was there, and my friend was as tired as I was at the end of the day, but still ready to explore Venice again the next morning.
Just why is it so beautiful? Is it the famous sights?
I’ve never seen St Marks Square so deserted, this was at 10.00 on a Thursday in February.
Is it that the roads are canals?
Just look at the incredible colour of the water here:
This is San Michele, the cemetery island:
Or is it the lovely buildings?
And the wonky buildings?
And a picturesque scene at every turn…?
And the carved sculpture?
Or the incredible interiors?
I think it must be a combination of everything that makes it so magical:
I had an amazing time, it was everything I hoped it would be.
More in my next post – Everyday Venice – about how life goes on in this extraordinary city.
Thanks to S. Miller for use of his photos.