Day 2 in Venice, Italy

Hello all!

This post will include everything that my mom and I did during our last day in Venice. We had an earlier start in the morning and made it to the main island at around 9:30. We explored this part of the island more and somehow stumbled upon a coffee shop known as having the best coffee in Venice. After having a few cups, I would have to agree that it was the best Americano I had in Italy.

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with my Americano

We visiting Ponte Rialto which is one of the most famous bridges in Venice.

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view from ponte rialto 

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We walked all the way to St. Mark’s square and got some great pictures of the basilica there and the bell tower.

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My mom is always filling up her water bottle! 
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St. Mark’s Basilica

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Afterwards, we boarded another water boat which took us to the small island of Burano which has a little under 3,000 inhabitants. The colors of the buildings there were beautiful and the sites were lovely. Mom and I couldn’t stop gushing about how cute it was!

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First look at Burano

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Burano is known for their silk making!

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We loved the beautiful colored buildings

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We stopped at an italian restaurant on Burano for lunch and dined on pizza and salad. We even got serenaded by a local guitar player who sang a few songs for us, some in English and others in Italian while we ate.

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But first: wine

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After lunch we purchased a few more paintings done on the island before walking around and snapping more pictures.

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After a few hours we decided to board back on the water bus to take us to the main island. Once we returned, we walked around some more and mom bought a few pastries that she had wanted to try and I bought gelato. We sat on a bench in a plaza area and people watched while we ate.

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Our fun time outside was short lived as it started to rain, we took cover in a nearby café and relaxed for about an hour with coffee and wifi.

Afterwards we boarded another water bus to take us to a port closer to where we would need to go to leave the island. We made one final restaurant stop at an italian place and had pastas for our last night in Italy. We also split a bottle of wine (which made things even better!)

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As we left Venice and boarded back onto our bus, I was definitely feeling sad to leave the place. It is hard to describe how beautiful and amazing the city really is. But I am left feeling overjoyed at having the opportunity to visit it.

Worry less and smile more.

 

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