ITALY EDITION – @THISGIRLGIGGLES
Venice is such a dreamy, romantic city. It is still a perfect city for solo travelling or better yet, with your significant other. Since I’ve been single forever, I’d like to travel alone or travel to see my dear friends in Milan. If you’re wondering why I try not to travel with friends from the USA, read here. 🙂
From Milan to Venice, it’s only a 2-hour train ride (about 15 – 20 euros) each away. If I had more time, I would’ve stopped by Verona on the way then head to Venice.
If you have only one day to spend time in Venice – follow this guide. Enjoy!
#1. Yes, ride the Gondola.
It is 80 euros for the ride but it’s worth it. You’ll see parts of Venice you would not be able to see from walking. My Italian friends who grew up in Bergamo has never actually taken the Gondola before (because obviously, it’s for tourists) but she absolutely loved it!
#2. Get lost
Once you pass the touristy part of Venice, you will run into so many picturistic streets with musicians, local shops, schools, and hidden restaurants. I’ve run into this cute pet shop that was full of cats. I’ve bought so many “Italian” treats for Koko. Check it out!
#3. Eat at Cantina Do Spade
Must try: Pasta & Spritz
Thanks to my sweet friend from Milan, she has introduced me to this hidden restaurant. And Spritz!
Spritz is a wine-based cocktail that’s a typical Venetian drink. Try it. It’s delicious.
And to be honest, this was the best pasta I’ve ever eaten in my life. However, Italians do say the food gets better as you go more south of Italy.
#4. Eat Gelato & Small Bites
If you get motion sickness easily, be sure to get gelato after your gondola ride. 🙂
#5. Visit Basilica di San Marco & St. Mark’s Square
Yes, it is very crowded. But, you can’t miss it.
Wait around until the clock hits the 1-hour mark because that’s what most tourists will be waiting on!
#6. Go up to Campanile di San Marco for the best view of Venice
Have you been to Venice?
What was your favourite thing about Venice?