|Lorenzo and I at Cafe Florian|
|Teatro La Fenice|
Part two of the Venice Travel Diary includes my three must dos in Venice.
First up is breakfast at Cafe Florian, which is Italy's oldest cafe, having opened in 1720. The ornate interiors in gold with lush red velvet seating trasnport you back to a bygone era. They do beautiful pastries and specials teas, all with silver service. Dig deep because the prices are high, but I reckon it is worth it for a once in a life-time experience. Next time I would try their afternoon tea.
My next favourite thing was Il Teatro La Fenice. Although we didn't see an opera or ballet, we could still visit this famous theatre. Keeping in theme with Cafe Florian, the interiors were spectacular. Gold detailed ceilings with crystal chandeliers and hand painted motifs. I can only imagine the atmosphere when there is a show on!
Finally the gondola ride. Ok, so I admit at first I thought it was a bit cheesy and I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it, but again I figured when in Venice.... A gondola trip is pricey, especially when you are only in two, however we manged to bargain a little. It costs more at night-time aswell. I would suggest to walk a little outside the centre and then get a gondola as we did. This allowed us to see quaint little Venetian houses as we quietly drifted down the canals. There will be no tourists around staring at you (and quite possibly taking a picture of you) while you enjoy your romantic ride.
If you didn't see part one click here