Venice – The Crown Of Italy

Venice – The Crown Of Italy


The view from the van

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.

Beershop Venezia

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.

Alex and I, craft beer in hand in Piazza St Marco

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.

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Tim Evans

Hi. I’m Tim and “Adventures in Beer” is my blog.

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