Linguists enjoy Easter break in Venice

With its marble churches, grand palaces and labyrinthine waterways, Venice has a unique magic. We were truly enchanted by this city that seems to float on water, as we walked along the canals, through the many alleys called Calle and on our gondola ride!

Venice is brimming with culture, from artistic masterpieces to Moorish and Byzantine architecture, such as the stunning Palazzo Ducale, where our guide told us intriguing stories of Venetians imprisoned by the Doge. Our day trip to the other beautiful islands of the lagoon, gave us an opportunity to see how the famous Murano glass is made, see the intricate laces in Burano and walk through green fields in Torcello. As well as exploring Venice and its islands, we enjoyed a cookery lesson: we made bruschetta and gnocchi, so much fun and delicious too!  In addition, we spent three hours every day in a language school, where we practised our Italian language skills. We are almost fluent now!

We will never forget this charming city, our treks through the streets, and of course all the gelati and pizza we had! Looking forward to another fantastic trip to discover Italy and its heritage soon. Ciao Venezia!