We really didn't have any plans for the first day since we arrived in the evening and so we just wandered around aimlessly, peering through window shops and enjoying the cool night air. It was fun getting lost in the little Venetian alleyways.
|1) Venice in the evenings|
|2) Though quiet in most parts, the main streets still bustle with activity|
|3) Pasta in an assortment of colours and shapes|
|4) Parma ham|
|5) Gnocchi in bolognese sauce|
|7) Quiet alleyways|
The next day, we woke up bright and early to explore some islands. Our first stop was Murano, a series of islands famous for glass-making. To get there, we had to catch a vaporetto (waterbus). In Venice, there are no cars and the main mode of transport are boats via the waterways. So the cars, taxis and buses here are all in the form of boats. One evening, while we sat at the docks to chill after a day of walking, we saw many men looking smart in office attire returning home on a motorboat. Pretty cool, eyh?
|11) Murano canal|
|12) Gelato on a hot summer's day|
|13) Tiny masks on sale everywhere|
Before I show you all the happy clappy houses, let me show you these quirky drinking fountains found everywhere in Venice.
|14) Drinking fountains|
|15) Colourful houses in Burano|
|16) Bridges that link the little islands together|
|17) The boyfriend and I|
|18) Duff Beer|
How random is it that we saw Duff beer being sold in shops?
|19) Bought this little souvenir in Murano|
|20) My Diana Mini accompanied me on this trip|
|21) Burano's leaning tower in the background|
As the sun was setting, we caught the last vaporetto back to the main Venice islands. We had a beautiful view of the sun setting, though it was hard to capture on camera. When we arrived, the sky was already dark and again, we just wandered around to take in the night view.
|23) Bridge of Sighs (under repair works)|
|24) Eerily quiet|
|25) Pasta con il Nero di Seppia (Spaghetti in squid ink)|
|26) Spaghetti frutti di mare (seafood)|
Most photos were taken by my boyfriend as I was busy with my Diana Mini, so credit goes to him