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Venice in December: Blast from the Past

The Grand Canal, Venice in December

Venice in December

Before I created this blog, I travelled a little around Europe. I have a lot of photos from these trips and rather than not use them, I have decided to do a series of “Blast from the Past” posts starting with Venice! I was in Venice in December 2006 (time really does fly!) and actually got engaged there (it didn’t last).

Anyway on with the photos…………

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

 

The Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge

 

Market at Rialto bridge

Market at Rialto bridge

 

Gondola Ride

One of the obvious tourist things to do in Venice, is to take in a Gondola ride. Is it expensive! Back in 2006, it was €70 for two people for a 45 minute trip (seranading optional). Then again, you will probably only do it once in your live, so is it really that bad?

Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

 

Rialto bridge from Gondola

Rialto bridge from Gondola

 

Very old prison

Very old prison

 

Gondola ride

Gondola ride

 

More gondola ride

More gondola ride

 

Saint Marks Square

Of course no trip to Venice would be complete without a visit to Saint Marks Square!

Saint Mark's Basilica

Saint Mark’s Basilica

 

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

 

My Hotel – Foscari Palace

If you are interested, the Hotel I stayed in was the 4* Foscari Palace located right on the Grand Canal itself and complete with solid marble bathrooms. Very fancy! Too fancy for me if I am honest!

Rooftop view from where i stayed

Rooftop view from where i stayed

 

Before I had laser eye surgery!

Before I had laser eye surgery!

 

Viewing market from hotel

Viewing market from hotel

 

Grand Canal at night

Grand Canal at night

 

It's hard to take a bad photo in Venice

It’s hard to take a bad photo in Venice

 

Have you ever been to Venice? What did you think of it? I visited Venice in December and got very lucky with the weather. While still feeling quite touristy, I can only imagine it being really bad during the summer months! Of course, another advantage of going in winter months is getting good deals on flights and accommodation.

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2 Comments

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    Maria Angelova
    August 13, 2017 at 08:11

    I visited in June and it was really touristy with flows of tourists flooding the streets from early morning till late at night. You just have to accept it and find your own secret backstreet canal where you could sit in silence and have your pizza. However, even then we managed to find some cozy bookshops and craft shops, so it is up to you.

    • Damien
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      Damien
      August 15, 2017 at 13:17

      Very true. I think in general it is getting harder to find places that are too touristic.

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