It finally happened – I went to Venice. I have no idea what took so long, but it was so worth the wait. I’m already dreaming of a trip back!
We flew into Treviso airport with RyanAir. I’m usually super skeptical about flying into airports that are so far away from where I’m actually trying to go. I had also been feeling bummed that I would miss my chance of taking a boat taxi from Marco Polo airport directly to our hotel – because, hello! Who doesn’t want that? But truth be told, it was super easy, we hopped on a bus just steps outside the exit and before we knew it were in Venice.
My first view of the canal stole my breathe away – I couldn’t believe I was actually finally in Venice. Our hotel – The Ca’ Nigra Lagoon Resort – was only a short walk away. It was perfectly situated for us.
Funny enough, every view I had thereafter in Venice put the last one to shame, and looking back, that first glance at the canal after getting off the bus wasn’t anywhere near as incredible as what we ended up seeing over the course of the next couple of days.
We arrived just before dusk and were able to take in the city in the waning evening light. I loved navigating the alleys and bridges of Venice in the dark, but the most breathtaking views, hands down, were those in during the day day from the canals themselves.
Now let’s get to the second best part of the trip – the food!!!
We ended up at fantastic restaurant – Vinaria -on the first night we got there. They seated us without a reservation thank goodness, because I’m not sure my life could have been complete without the incredible lobster spaghetti I had. The service was great, the wine fantastic and the food amazing.
The next day, as we were on our way home from visiting Piazza San Marco, I looked over and spotted the restaurant. Stunning isn’t it?
Also – Gelato. Obviously. It was delicious.
I could go on and on, and share more pictures – but I’m going to end this post with a picture of where we ended our trip to Venice: Lunching on a terrace, sipping Prosecco and overlooking the incredible canal (before racing to catch our bus back to the airport).
I can’t wait to get back there. I still have so much more to see (and eat, and drink).