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★★★★★

“Stunning. Absolutely stunning. ”

Written on: 18/11/2010 by glenc (305 reviews written)

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.



My wife and I had wanted to go to Venice for many, many years.



We finally got round to it and I must confess I was ready to be let down as I had such high expectations after all the images, films and other media we had consumed about this City.



We were not disappointed



It's a stunning City. Everything you expect it to be.



On the negative front, and they are all entirely outbalanced by the positives, it is a tiny place and some of the main squares and areas can become quite crowded (we went just out of peak season so it was OK - but it was still reasonably busy so I can imagine in peak it could be a shocker).



It was also very expensive to eat and drink.



But, that aside, what a place!



We visited a couple of the other islands, Murano and beach area (the Lido I think its called).



The beach area I could take or leave - its not much different from other beaches, so why go to Venice for it? However, Murano is definitely worth a visit - very, very chilled out and laid back - a lovely quiet old village where you can have a meal and a drink and watch the world go by.



Venice is so jam packed with history and things to see that you wont get bored if you're there for a week or so.



Some of the restaurants are a bit rip-off price wise, but others are wonderful rustic Italian places - so do your research before you go.



We will definitely be going back as it was one of the best short breaks I've ever had (probably the best).