If you missed part one of our trip to Venice, you can read about it here.
While we were in Venice this summer we strolled down all of the beautiful bridges and took photos of the detailed architecture. We ate street pizza, macarons, gelato and anything else we could get our hands on. And of course, we had to check out the famous Venetian masks and Murano glass. B and I always have so much fun looking for souvenirs. Whether it’s for family or for us and our future house, we usually end up leaving a country with paintings, Christmas ornaments and anything else the vacation spot is known for. In Venice, we bought a Murano glass vase with beautiful colors and bubble details.
When we wanted to find an authentic Murano glass vase, we asked our gondolier where to go. He told us to go directly to Murano because not only would we find a large selection, we would also get to see glass blowing. We ran out of time. Instead, we made our way through some of the alleyways in Venice to get out of the extremely populated tourist areas, and found a store with reasonable prices and certificates of authenticity. Most of the stores in Venice are able to ship your goods out of the country, which is nice but pricey. We decided to wrap up the vase and stick it in one of our backpacks. Somehow we got it to Scotland in one piece.
If you’re interested in other activities besides gondola rides and glass blowing, we found that our hotel had plenty of tourist brochures to look through. Many sightseeing companies offer walking tours, photography shops, cooking classes and anything else that would make a trip memorable.
Have you ever traveled to Venice? If so, are you familiar with Murano glass and gondola rides?
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