Christmas 2019, my fiancé and I spend this beautiful time with his family in Italy. But not without taking a small detour to Venice. The last time I visited Italy, I only stayed in Rome. Venice was breathtaking! I love water, vintage, and history, this place was the perfect embodiment of these things. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Some of those pictures came out pretty nice, which is the reason I wanted to share them with you.
A fun fact about Venice is that it’s completely built on water. Y’all I can’t swim so, the idea that I loved staying on a floating island is hilarious to me.
Thanks to getyourguide.com, we were able to book some amazing activities, one of my favorite was a boat tour, that stopped at 3 different islands. I really enjoyed this. I believe we missed the first one we were scheduled for because we were having quite a hard time getting around with google maps. But they were kind enough to let us get on the next one.
One of the things that was very interesting was the fact that every morning, the streets would be filled with water. I don’t know if this is normal in Venice, or that it was just a seasonal thing, but I must say that it looked like none of them could be bothered by the fact that their streets were filled with water! They continued their everyday duties like every other day. The day we had to check out, we couldn’t check out at the time we were meant to, because the hotel floors were all underwater. But they just worked through it and around 13 o’clock all the water was gone. I was very impressed with how capable and adaptable we are as human beings.
After spending some days with the family, we took another day to be with just the two of us. We stayed at hotel Calvi in Vittorio Veneto. We had a room that looked out on a garden, with a pool and a river opposite the garden. It was amazing.
We went to Vittorio Veneto because we wanted to visit ‘Grotte del Caglieron’. This place was huge! Filled with waterfalls, greens, hills, and mountains. We both love to be in nature, this place was perfect for us. Though I must say that my legs weren’t very happy the day after.
The one thing I found difficult to deal with in Italy, was the fact that restaurants, as well as snack bars, only opened in the evenings. We didn’t know this, and didn’t consider it. So, we had to practice patience here and there. I won’t lie, I got quite irritated sometimes. Am not a good person when am hunger y’all. But besides that, we had a great time in Italy.
Have you been to Italy? Or do you have a country you absolutely loved traveling to?