Ah Venice.... it was one of my favourite stops on the tour! We were almost halfway through the trip and everyone was getting comfortable hanging out with each other and getting close. We took a motoscafo over to the floating city of Venice and we were all captivated as we caught sight of this unique destination. We walked through the main square, across stunning bridges and along lots of winding alleys to arrive at the waterside again where we all boarded gondolas. I was in a bit of a dream state for this part as it was just so surreal being on a gondola in venice! Just beautiful.
We then went to a venetian glass blowing demonstration followed by gelato which we devoured while walking along the canals. A few of us found a cute restaurant and enjoyed an afternoon by the water, drinking wine and eating seafood canapés. We then moved to the main square for a few Bellini cocktails listening to a nearby live band and watching dusk fall on the city. I look back on this day and just recall bliss and such appreciation for life and the beautiful world we live in. We all met up with the group and had a 'masquerade' themed 3 course dinner with plenty of jugs of red wine before returning to the mainland.
Let's just say I was in no state to be driving a huge motorboat across Venice but that didn't stop me from convincing the driver to let me do exactly that. Along with turning the lights off and the music up. Hello party boat! I definitely recommend putting Venice on your bucket list if it's not already! Next: Rome & Florence.