Italy - Glass and books in Venice

In short, Venice is stunning and I thought I'd share some of my photos from our trip with you!
(There are some more on my Instagram if you want more!)

Me and James (James and I?) hopped over to Italy for two weeks in May and spent a rather wonderful time exploring Rome, Florence and Venice. (We actually did the whole trip via AirBnB - I was skeptical at first, but we had such a wonderful experience! I'd definitely recommend it!)

It was everything I'd imagined it would be and more - it is so so beautiful and I can see why so many people fall in love with it!

We  basically spent two weeks exploring beautiful cities, eating all the carbs and cheese, drink all the wine and coffee and sunning ourselves. It was perfect!

(We went to Venice last on our trip, but for some reason I've decided to post about this one you do.)

As you may know, Venice is made up of lots of tiny little islands and connected by canals with bridges. Mainland Venice that is. In the Venice lagoon there are actually lots of islands in their own right, each with a famous trade!

Above is Murano, which is famous for glass. We saw glass being blown in the furnace, and if you keep your eye out, you can see loads of these beautiful glass details everywhere - look at the flowers!

Next up is Burano, which is famous for lace making...and its beautiful rainbow houses!

Every building is so brightly coloured, and varied! I tried to take a photo of a house in every colour to create a rainbow, but I got distracted...

I like the aqua ones and the pink ones and the purple ones...

and the blue ones and green ones, and yellow ones and...ahhh, it's all so perfect!

Becky told us to go to Library Aqua Alta, so we did. Apparently it's 21st in the things to do in Venice - it's basically a very old, musty bookshop! It was interesting to go, but I don't think I'd ever be able to buy a book from there!


We were super lucky with weather, apart from on the last day when it was really stormy, though it was beautiful to see the effect it had on the water!

Have you ever been to Venice? I'd love to hear your stories - tweet me!