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Instagrammable Venice: the best pictures of Venice you won’t want to miss

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to spend the most romantic day of the year, than by visiting the beautiful city of Venice. A city like no other, Venice is made up of 118 islands, 150 canals and with over 400 gondoliers; there’s so many amazing places where you can pop the question, it won’t be long before you’re down on one knee.

And once you’ve captured those magical moments, you’ll be dying to upload and share the best pictures of Venice with everyone back home. Here are just a few suggestions of where I think the most instagrammable places in Venice are.

The Grand Canal

Put The Grand Canal at the top of your to do list as there’s no better place to get a feel for what Venice is all about. You’ll see it all as you travel down the city’s amazing waterway: hundreds of gondolas, stunning piazzas and magnificent churches. By far the cheapest way to get around Venice is by water bus, buy a ticket or travel card for the duration of your stay, and you’ll be able to hop on and hop off the vaporetti as you please.

St. Mark’s Square

There’s plenty of reasons to visit St Mark’s Square, whether it’s to climb the famous Campanile for outstanding views of the city, marvel at the golden domes inside the cathedral or visit the works of art housed in the Doges’ Palace. When I visited last year,  I found it to be very busy during the day, but if you head there in the evening, the cafes are still open and you’ll be able to soak up the surroundings without the rush.

The Rialto

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The famous Rialto bridge is the centrepiece of the area and you could definitely spend a full day here. It’s a busy and bustling area of the city both day and night, and is one of my personal favourite places. Less touristy than the main piazza, you can mingle with the locals going about their business and shop ‘til your hearts content at the many stalls and boutiques lining the narrow alleyways. So, why not book a romantic meal at one of the waterside restaurants, take a stroll over the bridge and ask that special question.

Take a gondola ride

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Совсем я пропал с радаров, друзья. 2018й для меня был не простым, и проверил на прочность, как ничто другое. Много неприятных потерь, много откровений, много новых смыслов и очень много свежих мыслей. Не бывает у меня ничего умеренного, живу каждый день, как последний, рискую всем, на кон ставлю самое важное, что ставить никогда не нужно. Но иначе мне скучно, иначе все тонет в безмерной плавности и текучести. Сейчас я учусь расставлять приоритеты, не ныряя в омут с головой. Я так люблю все планировать до миллиметра и в последний момент осознанно эти планы крушить пудовой кувалдой. Какое-то безумное развлечение, не находите? Хоть книгу начинай писать «100 способов выйти из зоны комфорта». Через несколько дней мне будет 29, а я все также учусь жить и, как ребёнок, эту жизнь понимать, чтобы потерь было меньше, а нужных приобретений больше. Спасибо родным и близким, вы – лучшие, с вами в огонь, с вами на дно, с вами за облака!

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An absolute must when you visit this gorgeous city, a gondola is a great way to see those parts of Venice you can’t reach on foot. It’s worth finding a gondola station away from the main tourist areas as they can be quite pricey. Alternatively, to save money, but still have this unique experience, you can share a gondola ride with a group of other like-minded visitors.

Venetian Islands of Murano and Burano

To escape the buzz of the city, it’s worth taking a ride across the lagoon to the small islands of Murano and Burano. I loved Murano, with its multi-coloured buildings and quaint bridges; it’s a great opportunity to get away from the crowds and find a nice, quiet spot to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. While you’re there, make sure you take time to watch the glass-blowing that Murano’s famous for.

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Have you been to Venice? What are your favourite things to see and do? Let me know in the comments below.

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