Venice, part I

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This year has been a tough one. The final few months of my university course couldn't have been harder, but after 4 long years of squeezing in a degree course around full time work it's finally over. I've accumulated a long bucket list which has been waiting for this very moment. First on that list: Venice. 

Of all the places that we've seen so far Venice has to be the most magical of all. It's a different world, one where no-one is rushing, everybody is just enjoying the views, and well.. there's not a lot I can say about the views which my photos don't already tell. Everywhere you look there's a perfect photo opportunity - it's a photographer's paradise. 

Our short 4 night trip was made all the more wonderful thanks to The 5* Bauer Il Palazzo - yes, it's a little expensive, but the ridiculously cheap flights helped to balance it out. This was our only holiday of the year and as I'm always telling myself, if you're going to do something, do it right - and I'm so happy we did. Our room had perfect views of St Marks Campanile which was just a 2 minute walk away, and we were able to get a free shuttle boat across the river to their sister hotel, the Palladio Hotel & Spa - this gave us some wonderful views across Venice and we spent the most relaxing afternoon in the hotels gorgeous Italian garden. 

I have over 300 photos from our trip. I've painstakingly whittled them down, but I apologise now, there are still so many I've had to break this post into two parts. I also apologise to anybody who's following me on Instagram who's feed has been flooded with #scottandtrudytakevenice - I'm truly sorry. 

Click here for Venice, Part II