A Day in Venice

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I whisked my husband away for a surprise weekend in Venice to celebrate his 30th birthday.

Arrival

We arrived at Marco Polo airport and took a water taxi into the city. It’s a costly way to travel (about €110) but totally worth it for incredible views of the Grand Canal. From experiencing a very long, hot and crowded water bus journey on the way back to the airport, I’d definitely take this mode of transport!

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Outfit details: Polo Ralph Lauren Chambray Shirt; Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers
Stay

When we got there, we checked into our AirBnB on the Grand Canal in what the Guardian calls the ‘real Venice’ – the area of Dorsoduro. And it was really charming.

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Views from our apartment
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Shoes: Meermin Mallorca and Soludos
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Delightful Dorsoduro
See

The first full day of our trip saw us visit the main tourist sights. We got up early and headed to St Mark’s Square and Basilica before taking in Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge.

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Outfit details: Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers; blouse, Matalan; shorts, J.Crew; espadrilles, SolidsLe Pliage small tote bag, Longchamp.
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St Mark’s Basilica
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Doge’s Palace

But the best way to enjoy Venice is just to get lost down its maze-like alleyways, stumbling upon squares, and people watching. We decided against a gondola ride (I’m sorry but I thought it looked so awkward and naff!) and favoured watching them instead!

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Ollie’s outfit details: sunglasses (same as mine!); Polo Ralph Lauren Chambray shirt.

Our afternoon was spent drinking Aperol Spritz in the sunshine at back-street bacari (this Guardian article on eating like a local is worth a read!)

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Gelato from Suso was incredible!
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The sun sets on Venice

Ciao for now – I’ll be sharing more Venetian adventures in my next posts.

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