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Venice is one of the places that automatically makes you think of romance, mystery and beautiful architecture. When I traveled to Venice this Spring, I thought that I had an idea of what to expect. I used TripAdvisor, Lonely Planetย and Viator to look for things to do but nothing could have prepared me for the sites that I saw. Although Venice is not very big, you can wander past the same place a million times, and you will still be able to see something new and beautiful about it! Etched into my memories will be my favourite things about Venice…

Strolling along the side of the St Mark’s square and coming across the breathtaking Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica

The Doges Palace & St Mark's Basilica on the day of the Pope's Beatification

Wandering around the Doges Palace with it’s intricate statues and art work… It is the place that once housed past Venetian rulers and most famous for it’s prison that once held the world’s famous lover, Casanova

Inside the courtyard of the Doges Palace

Standing on front of St Mark’s Basilica and admiring the artwork and gold detailing…

St Mark's Basilica

Traveling by jet boat through the canals and seeing random buildings floating on the water in the middle of nowhere…

Getting lost in Venice…

Hubby getting out the map because we couldn't find our hotel

But finding interesting alleyways in the middle of nowhere…

Hoorah!

We did the typical touristy thing and rid a gondola

Just before embarking on a Gondola ride towards the Grand Canal

and chilled out by the Grand Canale when we were tired of walking…

Chilling out by the Grand Canale

We even made a wish on the Rialto Bridge for good luck…

On the Rialto Bridge ๐Ÿ™‚

But my most favourite memory is standing in the middle of St Mark’s Square at 10.30pm listening to the orchestras and watching the water slowly rise as the Square started to flood… and watching people walk one by one on the only dry spot in the Square to avoid the flooded areas…

Venice at high tide... people had to walk in a line to avoid the water.

Venice was definitely a place to remember… not only for it’s sense of romance but also for the fact that when all the lights of the city turn off and all the shops close, you can lie in your bed and not hear a sound except for the lapping of water on the canals. It’s so incredibly peaceful!

Do you know of any other places as romantic as Venice? Let me know in the comments below and chat to me on twitter!

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