Venice.. where do I even start, the last 4 days seems likes a dream!
Venice has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and if you follow me on Instagram you'll of been inundated with beautiful photos but for those of you who have visited Venice you'll know just how beautiful it is and understand when I say I still how so many more to share which is I thought I'd do a mini holiday diaries series!
I'm going to split the posts into days but as we fit a lot into our first day this ones going to be a biggy - maybe grab yourself a cuppa first!
Throughout our holiday we stayed on the Island of Murano, which is a short water taxi ride away from both Marco Polo airport and mainland Venice.
We stayed in the LaGare Hotel on the island of Murano both for its luxury boutique feel on a budget and the location a short ride from both the airport and mainland Venice.
Murano is famous for its glass blowing and the hotel showcased pieces from the islands rich heritage everywhere you looked.
The hotel perfectly blended a dark palette of modern boutique chic with classic Venetian style.
The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for you, from offering advice on the best restaurants to directions to must see attractions. When we checked in we were told we had been upgraded as we were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary.
We weren't however expecting the sight that met us, luxury living set across two floors!
Safe to say there was an excited squeal and jump on the bed moment when we first walked in!
When we were initially booking the hotel we found out they offered free speedboat transfers to and from the airport and Venice each day. We pictured ourselves stepping off the plane onto a speed boat that would make a James Bond villain jealous and it didn't disappoint.
Theres nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair and sun on your face as you speed past some of the most beautiful architecture in history.
Got the wind in my hair bit down to a T!
Once we'd got over the excitement of the ride in and then stopped jumping up and down in the room we wanted to make the most of our short time and we set out to explore the island.
Everywhere you looked there were shops brimming with intricate and unusual glassware made on the island and huge sculptures, this one lit up on a night like a huge beacon.
We then hopped onto a water bus to another island Burano - but thats a story for another day.