This coming Thursday, my boyfriend Scott and I are off to Venice, Italy for the weekend. He doesn’t know where we’re going it’s his birthday present surprise. I’m going to make him guess from the departure board then give him a guide book for the plane! I can’t believe I’ve managed to keep it a secret for this long and not spill!
I’ve made a few plans but I’ve read so often that Venice is best explored unplanned and off the beaten path. So aside from these plans I’m leaving it all down to Scott and a good old wander.
Our flight gets into Treviso airport at 9:20 then we have to get to Venice itself. I’ve read there are plenty of buses or trains so we will just figure it out when we get there. Our hotel is in the Cannaregio area so once we arrive we have the rest of the day to explore. I’m hoping to do St Marks Square and Doges Palace on Thursday as it will probably be less busy than any other day.
I have made plans for the whole of this day starting with a morning boat tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello. This includes a quick stop on each island. I’m looking forward to this because we wouldn’t have time to visit each island properly during this trip so I’d like to have a quick glimpse. Then we are going to get the vapporetto to Lido and spend the rest of the day on the beach.
Absolutely no plans for this day, hoping for a wander and to do whatever Scott chooses. Hopefully a romantic gondola and lots of gelato!
Our flight home is at 4pm so we will only have the morning left in Venice. Perhaps some souvenir shopping or a big breakfast.
Have you been to Venice? What are your top tips on things to do, places to eat and where to see?