Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Venice – 21st July

After Wasdale I felt pretty worn out and ready for a break so a week away, without any hills, seemed to be about right. Venice has been on our “bucket list” for a while and as our original plans for this summer disintegrated the time seemed right grab a few days by the sea.

Cities aren’t for everyone, even cities as stunning as Venice but despite the crowds at the honey pots, the heat and high humidity and the ridiculous beer prices Venice is a very special, thoroughly unique place with much to see and enjoy away from St Marks Square.

20130723_008_venice-252St Marks Square (because you have to)

20130722_003_venice-110The Doges’ Palace (because you don’t have but you are really missing out if you don’t)

20130723_007_venice-208The Bridge of Sighs

20130724_011_venice-331Burrano (famous for lace but also a respite from the busier places)

20130721_002_venice-36Quiet canal – like most of Venice

20130722_004_venice-113Gondolas – you really don’t have to!

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