Postcards from Venice

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Ciao Venezia!

For the days and weeks leading up to my weekend away in Venice with Creative Holidays I have been trying to contain my excitement. But alas, this is Venice… there can be no holding back. I was grinning ear to ear as the boat approached St Marco Square, with the sun streaming through the clouds, effortlessly illuminating the city of canals.

I hopped off the boat and lugged my 30kgs of luggage through the hoards of tourists, shortly thereafter reaching my hotel that was perfectly positioned just a stones throw from St Marco Square. The Hotel All’Angelo is discreetly located up a small alleyway that is lined with bustling pizzerias, bars, and busy cafés. The lobby was warm and inviting, with some of the friendliest Italian hotel staff I have ever encountered. Once I was handed my ruby red tassel (roomy key), I was escorted to my room by the bellboy who showed me to room 209 – my Venetian home for the following two nights.

After dropping my bags, I was eager to get back outside and soak up the sun on my way to my Gondola ride that departed at 6:30pm in the evening. The sun was still shining bright and this made for the perfect backdrop as I boarded my gondola to cruise through the canals of Venice, all the while being serenaded by a gondolier. Shortly into the tour raindrops began to fall, however this only added to the romance of it all and promptly reminded me that I was in one of the romantic cities in the world (matched only by the likes of Paris and Rome).


After my gondola ride I navigated the labyrinth of alleyways and canals to find a typical Italian dinner – a spinach and feta focaccia purchased for a moderate 4 euros at a standing only café-bar. But the night wouldn’t have been complete without a gelato from a nearby gelati stand – my flavours of choice being hazelnut and caramel – delicious!

Here are some of my favourite moments from Venice – the city built on water!

Postcards from Venice

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Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

April 23, 2014





    October 2, 2015

    I recently discovered your blog and I’ve been exploring around it..I’m totally in love!! Gorgeous pictures by the way 🙂

    xx Isabel



    May 14, 2015

    Thank for sharing.
    It is very useful.


    Ashley Dugan

    April 21, 2014

    Venice looks absolutely breathtaking! Your photos are to die for.
    Much love from Hawaii

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