My and my hubby went to Venice in March for our little honeymoon! It was perfect! It also was not too crowded and the weather was very good with sun the whole day.
I really enjoyed all the monuments and historical buildings, all the little streets and allyways are so charictaristic and don't forget about the beautifull bridges! It's a small city and you can easliy visit everythinh by foot, especially when you are sea sick lol. Because they only have boat busses you can travel with and I am always sea sick so I don't wanted to travel by boat. We went everywhere by foot and it was amazing! Unfortunatly we didn't ride the gondola because the price was ridiculous high: 100 euro. You can go by foot the same route as the Gondola :)
Here are some shots of Venice, hope you enjoy them!
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
Busiest square of Venice with the most tourists. If you want to make good pictures then go very early in the morning, tourists usually start arriving at 9.30 and then at 11 it will be crowded! Especially in the weekend. Also in the evening it is very quiet and you can take a look at the buildings without asian tourists walking in the way lol.
When you want to eat/drink in restaurants at this square, be prepaired to pay the most expensive price!
When you walk further towards the water there is a big street next to the gondolas, I can't remember what the street is called. But you also have a beautifull view of the water and buildings. Sorry for all the photobombing people, it's just so crowded that you can't take a nice shot without all the tourists in your face. Be sure to visit Venice in a season where it is not so crowded with tourists!
This is the most crowded canal of Venice, where all the boats and gondolas ride. It's very beautifull, but not so big as I imagined it to be! They have lots of cute restaurants next to the water. But be carefull! It's expensive and they don't have the best food!
VENICE MAINLAND (NORTHERN AREA)
I didn't exactly know how to name this title.. But when we went back to the bus station by foot we had to walk about 15-20 minutes to the west of Venice were it's mostly mainland with very few canals. This part is also very pretty and has a very divers amount of restaurants and pastry shops. Most of the locals live here.
They have one big canal that leads to the big bus and train station:
If you are looking for the best pizza and pasta in Italy you will not find it in Venice. Venice is known for it's good seafood, not pizza and pasta. However they have one good restaurant called Rossopomodoro -> best pizza in Venice! also in the northern area (San Polo and Cannaregio) of Venice you can get good pizza and pasta. Coffee is only Espresso or Latte Macciato. I think they also must have Cappuchino but they drink that in the morning and I didn't saw it on the evening menu.
We stayed at a hotel in the Castello area but near San Marco. It was on of those hotels you will find in the small allyways. When we just got in Venice we were searching for the hotel for 2 hours with google maps. A disaster! You really need to get used to the allyways because at the beginning it really is like a maze! It was a very small hotel with comfy rooms and we got breakfast in our room which was also nice. If you're interested you can always email or send me DM on instagram about the hotel. Almost every hotel in Venice city is in Victorian/ranaissance style. If you don't like it then you should maybe take a hotel outside Venice. For example Mestre, they have modern hotels and Venice is not so far by bus.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, I had a great time and I hope you will too :)