Weekend Adventure in Venice
Do you know that special feeling you get when you go to a magical place; the feeling of wonder, curiosity and excitement? Those are some of the many feelings I felt when I left the train station and took my first step in the special and unique city of Venice, Italy.
My husband, Eros, and I recently returned from a weekend trip to Venice and it was amazing! We went to see the opening of the famous and historic festival, Carnival, which dates back to the year 1162!
I booked our hotel at the beginning of September, 2015 because I knew the prices would be too high if I waited. (I have a small advantage, because I didn't have to book an airplane or train ticket - only a hotel. We live a short two-and-a-half hour drive from the "City of Water and Bridges.")
Eros and I watched a beautiful evening show with boats, music and lights moving down the Grand Canal.
These acrobats were amazing! They were so graceful and talented. Eros and I were very impressed with this opening ceremony.
We walked around the narrow streets and passed over many bridges before finding a restaurant where we could enjoy a nice meal. The streets were so busy! Venice is a romantic city, wonderful to walk hand-in-hand with the person you love. There is no traffic in the city, so you are able to wander and look around with no worries.
It was a little bit chilly, so we were all bundled up! This is a picture of my love and I.
The next morning, we had breakfast at our hotel and returned to watch the second opening festival. There were 300 boats! They all floated down the canal and passed under the bridge you see in the picture above. It was fun to see some of the local people's costumes and decorated boats!
I recommend that you go to Venice if you ever get the opportunity. Venice is so special any time of the year, but during this traditional festival "Carnevale di Venezia", it was even more special. (I personally think March/April is the perfect time to go because the crowds and lineups are a little smaller and there aren't as many tourists.)
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Let's go, ladies!
About Your English Coach
Alannah is a CELTA (University of Cambridge) qualified English language teacher from Canada who lives in Italy with her wonderful husband. She's been teaching English since 2006 and has taught many different nationalities in both Canada and Italy.