Raf offered me a great gift for our new wedding anniversary: a long weekend in Venice!
And little knot on the gift … “Weekend without the kids!”. Dayi and Yas, I love you more than anything but a little trip without “Mommy I wanna peeeee”, “Mamma I’m hungry!”, “Mom !!! She is hitting me!” … Well, I cannot say no!
“A post on a weekend without children in travel family blog, you are off topic the IRYS family!” you will tell me.
Yes, but here is one thing… We are never really disconnected from the kids.
So even though Yas and Dayi were not physically present, they were in our minds all the time! God, is there really no pause button when you’re parents?
Here we are in Venice to think that this city is beautiful and that the kids would have loved to be here with us where they could very well have fun, strolling in the alleys of this city which sometimes looks like labyrinth…
There is always a nice little place to sit and rest away from the crowd if needed.
I let you enjoy Raf’s pictures and his timelapse.
For sure, Venice we saw it and we will be back with Yas and Dayi!
The must-see of Venice:
- The San Marco Plaza and its Basilica
- The Doge’s Palace
- The Rialto Bridge and its famous view
- The Grand Canal
- The Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica
The must-eat of Venice:
- The pastas to go from Bigoi
- The ice-creams from Gelatoseca Suso
- The cicchetis, sort of venetian tapas
We have rented an apartment this time for our short trip using Booking.com
A short getaway of 3 days / 2 nights should be enough.
- avoid coming late night by plane to Venice because you will have like 1 hour ferry after landing to get into the city
- avoid using gondolas which are extremely expensive (around 80 euros per ride). You can use them for passing from a side to another only for 2 euros per person in some spots of the city.