Venice is amazing. But of course you didn’t need me to tell you that.
Arriving by boat from Punta Sabbioni directly on the Piazza San Marco, we immediately got sucked into the maze that is Venice’s San Marco district alongside thousands of tourists.
In August the city is overwhelmed by hordes of travellers, but despite that, Venice still managed to charm me.
Never actively looking for anything, but just following our instincts through narrow alleys and labyrinthine streets, we found all the landmarks we were looking for and all the stores too!
The Profumeria I Muschieri, although highly anticipated, proved to be a bit of a disappointment, since they were supposed to carry the I Profumi di Firenze line, but only had a measly bottle left (a lilac scent with a clearly gone over tester). The SA turned out to be extremely distracting, since she sported caramel-colored teeth. I kid you not! I don’t know what was up with that, but she was dentally challenged enough to make it very hard concentrating on my gourmand-leaning perfume quest.
So, enough with the snark, and long story short: out I went not a sample or even a blotter richer.
By chance we hit upon a close by Profumeria that carried Bruno Acampora scents. Encouraged by the husband’s recent musk revelation, I tried Musc from this line, but after being pronounced a suitable understudy for The Creature From The Lagoon, the idea of pursuing this scent was quickly out the window.
But Santa Maria Novella beckoned and that I got much luckier there you already know…
What did we all love most about Venice?
The boys adored the water taxis speeding down the Grand Canal.
The husband loved studying the menus of out of the way trattorias in a bid not the fall into any tourist traps.
I loved the fact that I was there with my family, being able to show the boys something that might not be there anymore when they are adults (at the rate Venice is sinking, it is an alarming thought indeed).
I’m going to leave you with a few photographic impressions of this amazing city.
Venice is magical. Let yourself be enchanted.