I've just got back from a short trip to Italy. We stayed at Camping Dei Fiori... AGAIN, which is where we stayed in July this year (and also have stayed there every year for about the past 8 or 9 years.) The weather wasn't that great, but it was better than being stuck in England!
I used mainly my Canon 6D this holiday, I did take my trusty Pentax K1000 film camera with me as well. Some of the images haven't come out that great from the Pentax, but there are a few good ones. I've put these images at the bottom of the blog separate from the digital SLR images.
We took a boat on the Sunday evening from Punta Sabbioni. The boat was about €15 each return, they run all night up until midnight. It takes about 35 minutes to get there, the boat stops at Lido di Venezia along the way, which adds about 10 minutes on. It fitted in great still, as we wanted to go and explore Venice in the evening. It is such a different place at night, as tour groups stay in usually in the hotels on the mainland, and the masses of day trippers return to their beach resorts and cruise ships, leaving the city a quiet place. Evenings are made for wandering — even Venice's dark and distant back lanes are considered very safe after nightfall. We enjoyed listening to the orchestras on St. Mark's Square. Crowds gather around to listen to the music playing surrounded by the magnificent setting of the square.
We ate a restaurant, which we had been to before called Ristoteca Oniga. It’s a bit off the beaten track from the main restaurants and bars surrounding St Marks and the Rialto Bridge, but the food is really delicious and traditional. In July we sat outside on the little piazza it is situated in, but this time we sat inside the very cosy space they have there, which has no more than about 12 tables in. We managed to get a seat just before the rush of hungry tourists came in. The lighting is dimly lit creating a warm and intimate feel, but still very much in keeping with the traditional Italian Trattoria it is, especially with all the locals gathering outside in the piazza’s bars and cafes.
That’s just a short summary of what we did. Comment with you thoughts about my pictures and like and share. Happy snapping!