My photo diary of our visit to Venice

One thing I long to do more of is travel… A few years ago while living in the UK we managed to explore some of Europe but not nearly enough of it!

One of my favourite holidays was the 2 weeks we spent in Italy. We started in Venice and managed to visit Florence, Tuscany, Lucca, Pisa, Cortona, San Gimignano, Siena, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Positano on the Amalfi Coast and we ended in Rome!

At the time of our visit I wasn’t writing this blog so didn’t absorb the trip in a way that would be worthy of writing about it but fortunately I came across this 2 week itinerary for Italy which is almost exactly what we did so if you’re planning a visit to Italy be sure to check it out!

Our visit was in July, so rather hot and sticky, but we had a great time. A few years later I was fortunate enough to return to Italy on holiday but this time I was without my travel partner… I visited Northern Tuscany, The Bay of Poets at Lerici, Milan and the 5 villages of the Cinque Terre but it was over too soon. I would love to return and spend more time in each of these places. A few nights in each was not nearly enough – I would prefer a week at least! Time to soak up more of the amazing atmosphere and stunning scenery…

To remind myself, as well as to inspire you, I have collated my photography from my Italian holidays and have shared a photo diary of each Italian destination I have visited in the order of my travels there.

This is the first destination on our Italian Itinerary – Venice…. A unique city I think most people should see at least once in their lifetime! What a beautiful place to start my adventures in Italy. I hope you will enjoy “travelling” with me!

venice canal

san marco square

san marco cafe

san marco

venice from above

venice from the bell tower

gondola line up



san marco square from above



bridge of sighs

lamp stand



venice canal


venice walk


venice and gondola


venetian villas

rialto bridge

rialto bridge

venetian wedding

venetian villas

washing line in venice

venetian square

fish market venice

venice fish market

venice from rialto bridge




tiny chapel in venice

chapel venice

view of venice

doges palace

gondaliers relaxing

san marco

venice view

venice cafe at night

venice at night

venetian night

petrol pumps for boats

glassblower murano

bell tower, murano

boats moored in murano

Planning a visit to Venice? Here’s how to visit Venice in one day!

Want to take a virtual holiday to Italy? See more of this beautiful country by coming along on my Italian holiday. Our itinerary will take us to Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Lucca, Pisa, Cortona, Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Rome, Bay of Poets, Milan and the Cinque Terre!

Images: Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Thank you for sharing your Italian experience, your photos are beautiful and reminded me very much of my two weeks there, also from Venice to Rome :))

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