Back from a super weekend in Venice, just about getting back to normal now.
We hit Venice on Friday around lunch time after an early flight departure from Stanstead Airport.
I could say that was when the fun and laughter started, but I'd be lying because as soon as we met up with our four best friends the laughter started!!
Laughing about Snapchat - if you've never looked at this app I suggest you do - it's hilarious as you can see by our faces! Videos of distorted facial features and high pitched voices - enough said.😂!
Soon we were speeding across to the Lido & our Hotel Helvetia where we were spending the next three nights.
A quieter destination which at one end has a gorgeous beach. We stopped there for a bit - deciding to have a little snack & to quench our thirst. Taking in not only the prosecco, but the ambience and surroundings - this journey had finally come to fruition, it had taken five years of planning (& persuading) now we were actually here!
The sunsets over Venice were simply stunning, the vivacious colours of blue, purple, red, orange and yellow were awesome - leaving memories that will stay etched in my mind forever 💞💞.......
Saturday was filled with sightseeing, stopping for food and drinks, all with lots of laughter. I have to say it was very busy through the streets, with a mixture of people from all nationalities around us.
I also spotted stacks of platform walkways in the alleyways and squares - I'd heard that Venice had flooded but assumed it was a joke - clearly not!
Early evening we made out way back to the hotel to get changed and head out to eat on the Lido.
The food was typical of Italy, pizza, pasta & meat, we were spoilt for choice - but between us we all had a taste of nearly everything on the menu!
My Roman originals jersey dress fitted in well with my trip, non-crease (always a bonus) & warm enough for the slight chill in the air. My white denim jacket was just right for the whole weekend - it goes with anything. Love this abstract pattern in these transitional colours, & it was a flattering fit too. I'm going to be looking out for a similar style for Winter.
Sunday morning and again we visited Venice by Water Bus - which is quite an experience! Hopping on and off the boat to the jetty with undulating waves was a feat in it's self. All managing to get aboard in one piece. They were packed to the brim with locals and sightseers, it's such a great way to see Venice from a boat.
Another lovely meal on Sunday night in the Hotel Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria, one of the best on the island - so you can imagine how wonderful that meal was.
The hotel was full of ornate furniture, paintings and old pictures, the lights were elegant and big! Everything about the Hotel was stunning. We dined on Steak with dauphinoise potatoes ( sorry no photos I ate it too quickly!) Finishing the meal with apple pie and cream. Washed down with the obvious! Prosecco of course.
I wore my Next jersey dress that I took away to L'Escala earlier this year. It's one of those dresses that fits like a glove making you feel at ease in it. The colour navy suits most people and the length is great for a classic, sophisticated look. Paired with white accessories, I felt great in it. X
Monday arrived way too quickly and it was time to return home. Sad to leave, but happy to see the family. So Venice will be a memory to look back on, but maybe the first of many trips aboard with our friends.
I bought this pretty bead necklace as a little reminder of my weekend in Venice city, however it wasn't from the shop in the pictured above - that shop window had items displayed that didn't have price tags attached ..... I'll say no more!!!!
I'd like to send a big "Thank You" to my hubby and four friends for making my second trip to Venice a very memorable one.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll be back again on Monday.
Until then it's be great re-living Venice - if you've never been it's one to check out for sure.
Bye ... X
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