Venice Travel Guide: What To Do, Eat And See!

Venice St Mark's Square

*Warning, this post contains a LOT of wanderlust-worthy pictures!*

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that I spent last week in Venice with Matt, his mum and his stepdad. I can hands down say that it was one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever been to (in fact, it’s probably made it into my top three favourite places in the world; New York, Budapest and now Venice).

Tuesday

We woke up bright and early last Tuesday (I mean literally, it was 2am) and we headed to Manchester Airport to catch our flight. The two and a half hour flight was extremely pleasant and we landed just before lunch in Venice mainland.

Once we took the boat to Venice island, costing around €25 each for a return, we arrived at our qaint little hotel. The walk saw us wandering through picturesque streets and over countless bridges – did you know that there are around 400 bridges in Venice?!

Venice Hotel Rooms

Venice Hotel Rooms

We stayed in the most gorgeous little boutique hotel called Hotel Castello and the rooms were pretty sizable, albeit the bathtub was a *tiny* bit small! The hotel was located just a two minutes’ walk away from Piazzo San Marco which is probably one of the most famous landmarks in Venice.

Our first stop after a quick freshen up was to head straight to St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco). The architecture in this place was just out of the world so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

Piazza San Marco Venice Travel Guide

Piazza San Marco Venice Travel Guide

Piazza San Marco Venice Travel Guide

After walking around for hours we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and then we sat outside on the terrace and had a few drinks and played cards for a little while before dinner (we actually ended up doing this most nights as it was so lush up there).

For dinner, we ate at the most wonderful restaurant called Rossopomodoro where I ate THE most amazing lasagne I’ve ever had. I honestly couldn’t recommend this place enough; if you ever go to Venice then you absolutely MUST go to this place!

where to eat in Venice

Wednesday

On Wednesday we did an insane amount of walking and saw a whole lot of historical buildings, canals and bridges. We visited the Santa Maria della Salute, the Ventian Arsenal and we enjoyed the most beautiful walk along the seafront.

We also went to the Leonardo da Vinci museum which was so incredibly interesting, and was only €5 to get in with a student card!

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Ventian Arsenal, Venice

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

For dinner we went to the most incredible Chinese Restaurant called Jade Garden. I had the most delicious lemon chicken and chicken fried rice I’ve ever had. I couldn’t recommend this place enough; both the food and the prosecco were genuinely some of the nicest I’ve ever had!

Where to eat in Venice

Thursday

Thursday was a much more relaxed day, in that we didn’t do quite as much walking. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll around, visiting more beautiful churches and basilicas, and we also took an obligatory Gondola ride! It was €80 for half an hour which is pretty damn pricey but definitely worth it I think!

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Rialto Bridge Venice

The Gondola ride was probably one of my favourite things that we did in Venice, we saw the Rialto Bridge and cruised down charming canals, all the while taking in the breathtaking scenes of Venice.

We decided to have dinner on the seafront and we ate at a lovely restaurant called Ristorante Pizzeria da Alvise. Although my steak was yummy, and Matt thoroughly enjoyed his seafood platter, I have to say that the service wasn’t the best at this place. For a start, Matt’s mum’s dinner didn’t even turn up, and after we’d asked several different waiters numerous times where the meal was, we still didn’t receive it! Yep, Matt’s mum literally didn’t eat that night! Despite that, we did have a nice time sitting by the sea drinking prosecco and enjoying the view.

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice has without a doubt captured my heart and it’s definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to! Thursday’s post will be all about our adventure in Rome, so make sure you’re around to read that!

Have you ever been to Venice? Would you like to go? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

54 Replies to “Venice Travel Guide: What To Do, Eat And See!”

  1. Venice is one of my favourite places to visit! I’ve been to the Chinese restaurant that you’ve featured in this post and I loved it too! I’m going to Venice this October again and I’m so so excited x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻✨ http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. The photo of your boyfriend in the bath did make me giggle, that’s the smallest tub I’ve ever seen! Your post has definitely given me wanderlust, looks like you had some fantastic weather! The gondola ride was indeed super pricey (ouch!) but it wouldn’t be a trip to Venice without one! Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Abbey πŸ’‹ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. Haha, it makes me giggle too! Matt’s so tall and the bath was so small haha! I’m glad you enjoyed it Abbey! It was the best time! Xx

  3. Aw Venice looks amazing! I definitely need to go sometime, everything is just so gorgeous. All your food sounds amazing as well, though it’s such a shame you had such bad service in the last place: crazy that they didn’t bring a meal out, I would have kicked up a storm over that!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  4. I am practically green with envy! Venice is a dream location for me and you’ve just made me more determined to go!

    Its such a shame about Matt’s mums Dinner! Although at least you had Prosecco to ease the pain.

    x

  5. Oh wow, you’re pre-warning post was definitely true about there being a lot of wanderlust worthy photographs haha! It looked like a wonderful trip Chloe, and you and Matt make such a beautiful couple! Also, laughed out loud at that tiny bath haha! Is there a story behind it? xxxx

    1. Thank you so, so much, this is such a lovely comment! ☺️ and I’m not sure about the bath haha, maybe Italians were extremely small back in the day 😜 xxx

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