Venice : The floating city


On the 16th December last year, I did a post called “Tell me about Malta”. You  can find it here if you missed it:

I’m happy to say that while it was still a wish at the time to travel to Malta, the airline tickets are paid for, the accommodation is booked and we’ll be making that dream come true in December this year.

But the dream grew beyond Malta. I’ve never been to Italy and since we live in the Southern hemisphere, celebrating a Winter Christmas has its allure. Of course I’m well aware that we will not be caught in the bustle of tourists and with weather being as unpredictable as it is these days, we should be prepared for a very different picture to the one above and below:

The Basilica of San Marco, St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

It is more likely that we’ll see more pictures like these below:


Venice in Winter 1

Venice in Winter 2

So today I am interested to hear from those who have visited Venice in Winter. Tell me about Winter in Venice. What can we expect? What are the best things to do in Winter and how should we best prepare for cold and rainy weather. We’ll be staying within walking distance of the city and close to St. Mark’s Basilica.

I look forward to your comments  about the “City of Water”, The City of Masks”, The City of Bridges, “The City of Canals” in the comments section and of course, you can look forward to a post on this trip when we get back!