Venice – The Crown Of Italy
I’ve been to Venice quite a few times in my life, but always with family. This is the first time I’ve been on my own. It is a unique experience to be able to visit such a place by yourself. I will also say its a costly experience.
I was fortunate enough to find a campsite called Camping Fusina (a huge recommendation to anyone camping in, or around, Venice). It was an open campsite with stunning views looking over the lagoon and Venice with 2 bars, 2 restaurants, a shop, a swimming pool and ferries dedicated to the campsite. For 27 Euros a night, all in, it felt like a steal (particularly when I compare it to campsite prices in Genoa and southern France.)
I spent my days exploring Venice in all its beauty, eating amazing food and trying to find good beer.
I was lucky enough to find the only craft beer shop in Venice (but even if there were more this would still be the best!) In the evenings, I mingled and made friends with people all over the campsite; I watched the boats on the lagoon and drink some of the stock of beer I’d brought with me from Germany, Poland, Prague and Vienna.
I met loads of new people, including Dilberto (co-owner of Beershop Venezia.) I spent a few days with him talking, drinking and laughing inside his shop. He made me feel very at home, and I am glad to have new friends like him who I can share experiences and stories with.
Another good group of people that I met during my time in Venice were Alex, Sophie and Leo. They were a group of Contiki reps who worked on the campsite I was staying at. Their job was to look after people on the coach trips. We shared many a beer, and food over the week I stayed in Venice. Hopefully, we’ll be able to meet back up in the UK when the summer is over.
Venice has been a great favourite on my trip. It’s a beautiful city with amazing food and a great little beer culture made all the more unique through the time I spent with the people I met. I hope that I’ll be able to come back soon.