Venice; post wedding season getaway…

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Venice; post wedding season getaway

 

Any of you who follow Lila Bailey on social media will know that Mr Lila Bailey (otherwise known as Euan) and myself recently recuperated in Venice for a few days, after a very hectic summer! Euan runs a popular restaurant in the heart of Tavistock and was rushed off his feet this summer, and I, of course, was super busy with all my weddings down at Ever After. So, some R&R was certainly required!

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A touch of rest & relaxation…

For most people, rest and relaxation consists of sitting by the pool, drinking margaritas and soaking up some non-english (aka real) sun. This is not, however, what Euan and I define as R&R. Instead, we spent our 5 venetian days exploring the tiny streets of Venice (and getting extremely lost), doing all the necessary sight-seeing (St Marks Square, the Rialto Bridge, etc), visiting their incredible churches, and sampling the finest Italian cuisine (and by cuisine, I also mean wine…). It was sublime.

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venice blog lila bailey bethany in st marks square

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venice blog lila bailey euan on rialto bridge

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Burano

We also hopped on a boat and sailed off to Burano, one of the islands off mainland Venice (which is famous for it’s handmade lace, not to be confused with Murano which is famous for it’s hand-blown glass). Although the lace is stunning, Burano’s real charm are the immaculately kept and vibrantly painted colourful houses which the island is made up of. The history of the colourful houses originated from the island being home to many fishermen who would paint their houses in different colours so to recognise which one is theirs upon returning from their fishing voyage…

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But whatever the reason for the colours, we certainly loved the island and would happily move there tomorrow!

venice blog lila bailey bethany on bridge in burano

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venice blog lila bailey bethany amongst houses

Just one cornetto…

Oh yes, you guessed it! We of course went on a gondola (I mean, we could go to Venice and not!). We weren’t serenaded, but it was the most wonderful experience and totally worth the money!

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lila bailey venice blog gondola ride

(Selfie with our gondola man!).

To finish

There were so many highlights to our Venetian holiday, and I could absolutely sit here for hours rambling on and sharing many of the 350 photos I took (yep, 350 photos in 5 days!) but I will leave it there for now and just share a couple more (well, I just had to). This city is by far one of my favourites, and I would urge you to visit it as soon as you can! If you’re up for and adventurous honeymoon destination with stunning food and perfect wine, then Venezia is the place for you!

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