Venice – Exploring the islands of Burano and Torcello

I spent my last morning in Venice exploring islands in the laguna. I had seen images of Burano before my trip and was instantly charmed by the colorful houses. The small fishermen’s village exuded an atmosphere much different from the bustling city I stayed in and my quick escape felt like a welcomed pause. J’ai…

Opera night in Venice – La Fenice

La Fenice was the first place I visited in Venice. It happened to be close to my amazing hotel and since I love going to the opera in Paris, it seemed fitting that I start my tour of the city there. La Fenice a été ma première visite à Venise. Il était proche de mon…

Venice – The Doge’s Palace

One of the notable effects Venice had on me was that it made me gasp quite loudly several times a day. This phenomenon occurred at the Doge’s Palace for instance, where I gazed wide-eyed at massive rooms covered entirely with paintings, a dungeon resembling a maze and the wistful view from the notorious Bridge of…

On Venice and exploring

Venice had been on my mind for nearly a decade. I had spent a day there when I studied in Milan and had since longed for a return trip. I remembered a city I described as poetic and out of time. I hadn’t gone on a proper vacation in years and had forgotten the benefits…