If there was one thing I could tell someone about what Venice was like, it would be to say that it is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to.
Besides its interesting history, one thing that makes the city stand out is that it was originally built on 100 small muddy islands in the Venetian Lagoon. The city has what seems like countless bridges, waterways and canals.
Each bridge you cross provides a beautiful view of the buildings on each side of the water. The buildings are full of colour, between the colourful paints used, the colour variations and textures of the exposed brick and contrasting water against the boats.
Peeling paint, weathered buildings, gleaming marble, plants growing about, faded colours once bright at first screamed ‘maintenance’ to me, but the more I walked around, the more I took in my surroundings, the more endearing, rustic and enchanting Venice became.
Venice is a priceless treasure where each part you explore shows off a piece of history which is incredibly well preserved considering the city’s age.
Despite the busy foot traffic in the city, the city is quiet – without the noise of vehicles, only with gondolas and boats travelling in the waterways.