Some of my favourite photos from Venice. Being the old romantic that I am, (ahem!) I took Tam to Venice for valentines day. Just a few days before the Carnival of the Masks.



This time we booked both flight and hotel via British Airways.Our hotel location was just off St Marks square, the main square in Venice. 

We went the whole hog and bought masks and were quite happy wandering the streets wearing our masks of an evening. The tourist trail beckoned, so we did the Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge, a Gondola ride, you know the usual touristy things. We also wandered over to Murano to look at the glass factories and had a very interesting time watching the artisans at work. We did the whole 9 yards of touristy things and loved every minute!

Venice food and wine

The food, as usual, was of varying quality. I’m a great one for using trip advisor for restaurant reviews. We booked for valentines day of course and went to a traditional Italian. Well, what else? Wine choices were just the house wine. It’s rare that I’ve had a duff table wine in Italy, and here was no exception. I remember ordering a carafe of wine in Milan and didn’t have great expectations for 3 Euros but it was well worth it. And, let’s face it, wine drunk when away always has the holiday factor thrown in! It’ll never taste as nice on a rainy day at home as it did on holiday!

All in all, Venice in February for us was great. We played tourist, undoubtedly ate too much and drank too much and had a fine time. I’ve heard that in high summer, the canals stink. One day I’ll go back and let you know.

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