I’ve lived in Austria my whole life and also spent most of my summer holidays in Italy but for some reason I have never ever been to Venice before. So I was more than excited to finally go there and tick it off my life-bucketlist in the easter holidays. Seriously, Venice clearly is one of those places everyone has to see at least once in their lives! So… what are you waiting for? ;P
Venice is without doubt one of the most romantic cities in the whole world. And visiting Venice in spring literally takes the whole experience to another level. With its picturesque canals and historic buildings this city will most definitely make everyone feel like a teenager experiencing love for the first time.
We didn’t have much of a plan for Venice and I’d definitely recommend going there without any schedules. The only thing which I had on my agenda was visiting the “libreria acqua alta” bookshop! This shop is a must-see for every booklover or history buff. Since the shop is somewhere hidden in one of the side-alleys of Venice, getting there turns into some kind of adventure of its own. It took us about 45 minutes to locate the little shop and honestly, the whole “how to get there” quest made the experience even more special! Once you enter the shop you’ll be overwhelmed by stacks over stacks of books, an observation deck with book-steps and the super cute house cats.
Eating out in Venice
You just can’t visit Italy without eating some pizza, pasta, gelato and drinking some vino. Check! For lunch we decided to grab something from “Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta to Go” (Calle De La Casseleria, 5324, 30122 Castello) and it was absolutely divine. I went for “Fussili with Mamma Rosa”.. serious foodporn guys!! When you decide to go for a coffee or vino try to stay away from Piazza San Marco or you’ll end up paying 10€ for a simple espresso and duh, who wants to pay that much if you can have your delicious coffee on one of the other cute squares while paying a way more reasonable prize.
We decided to also visit one of the other islands that surround Venice so we hopped on a ferry and headed to Burano. Let me tell you one thing: this small island by far exceeded my expectations. I have never visited a place so idyllic and colorful. We spend some time strolling around the canals, admiring the houses, laughing about their weird church tower and drinking some “aperol spritz” in the sun – pure bliss. If you ever find yourself in the area with a little spare time – take the chance and visit Burano… I promise you won’t regret it!.