Ah Venice, what a beautiful city. Crowded, yes. Busy, yes. Hot in July, yes… but who cares, it’s Venice! The Italian city of romance. The Disney-like dream. People ride around in gondolas for christs sake.
My friend Zoe and I visited Venice in July last year as part of a month trip around Europe. Unfortunately, we only had a couple of days to soak up Venice, and a lot of that time was spent trying to orientate ourselves with the city. We wondered around Venice’s famous seafood markets, visited the beautiful Guggenheim Museum (which I would throughly recommend if you’re in Venice) and bought far too many leather jackets, bags and shoes. Of course, we also ate our weight in pasta, eating a minimum of two pasta meals each per day, and shared numerous laughs as our teeth and lips blackened while indulging in squid ink risotto.
While in Venice, we stayed in a fabulous Venetian B&B (all thanks to Zoe really, as I had played no part in booking the accommodation) which was ideally located next to a quaint little bar serving up my new favourite drink – Aperol Spritz. I am forever grateful to those hot, Italian summer days for introducing me to the Aperol Spritz, a drink that I have come to love and miss terribly. It seems no matter how much I tried to recreate this beverage, it just never tastes as good as it did sitting on the canal in Venice. If anyone has any tips on how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz I would love to hear them??
Until then, I will sit back and enjoy a glass of vino blanco smiling over these wonderful pics. Take me back?