On our last day, we met a real-life eccentric bookshop owner and did the two great S. Marco’s sights in under 45 minutes with the power of Winter!Venice. Then we journeyed home and (spoiler) made it back to England.
On this day I discovered how valuable a perfume exhibit can be, I solidified my status as a nerd forever, and chased the sunset across Venice.
From the warm forges of glassblowers’ to the grandeur of the Doge’s Palace, this day was about getting more familiar with Venice’s rich history. Also: Conspiracy theories.
Venice on a rainy, wintry day is gorgeous—full of reflections in sidewalks and empty of fair-weather tourists. Bundled up in our raincoats and hats, Annie and I embarked for our first palace and much wandering.
Last term, I’d started thinking about going to Venice on a research trip for my WIP, Illuminate. The objective: Go and linger and absorb atmosphere and take notes and write.
When I found a nice hotel for super cheap the week before Carnival, my friend and classmate Annie jumped on the bandwagon with me. And we had many an adventure on our five day stay in Venice, Italy!