Venice and Beyond





My summer escape finished in beautiful Venice. I love this place, it’s architecture, natural beauty and it’s way of life. Everyone travels by water, hundreds of boats weave around each other ferrying tourists, goods and workers to their destinations. The busyness is captivating. We chose to visit two of Venice’s neighbouring islands, the Lido and Murano.

The Lido is where sun seekers go to soak up the rays and enjoy the many bars and cafes. This 11km long sand bar is also home to the Venice Film Festival which takes place every September. I had THE most amazing ice cream I’d ever tasted here, I didn’t get a picture as I ate it too quickly, it was truly delicious.

By late afternoon we had made our way to Murano. Famous for it’s glass making, this series of islands is about a mile from Venice. You can really appreciate the architectural beauty here as the place isn’t overcrowded with tourists. The canals are lined with quaint glass shops where you can pick up a souvenir or two for a few euros. You could spend hours perusing the different handmade designs. We chose to have lunch in a quaint restaurant just off the main canal. The food was delicious and contrary to popular belief wasn’t ridiculously expensive.

I can’t wait to go back to Venice and spend some more time there, it has so much to offer.

Thanks for reading,

Tommy x


Sunglasses from Ray Ban – £170

Chino Shorts from Next – £16

  • It looks so beautiful, I definitely need to visit – especially for the ice cream!

    • The ice cream was just divine! Never tasted any like it!

  • Venice is on my to visit list, it looks like a great place to go to over the summer. I’d love to do a tour of Italy x

    • I’d really recommend it Rhian, it’s such a lovely place and Venice has so much to offer. Highly recommend The Lido for summer!

  • Ah, I love Venezia! So whimsically romantic, isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed your gelato – the Quattro Stagioni pizza is amazing there too. x

    • It’s just gorgeous, everything about it seems romantic doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by.

  • ruxandrasoare

    I’ve also been to Venice this summer! It was amazing! Also did a tour of Murano and Burano <3

  • I would love to visit Venice it always looks so beautiful. Kaz x

  • Sarah (Mum x3x)

    Venice looks beautiful! It sounds like had a lovely time. The Lido sounds right up my street! Beautiful photos 🙂

  • Venice looks so beautiful, I would love to visit one day

  • The nearest I have been to going to Venice is in Vegas, as odd as that sounds!

  • Venice is meant to be even more beautiful in person and if that is the case it must be a fairytale because that is the way it looks in photos .

  • I love Venice, it is just so otherworldly, there really is nowhere like it in the world.