I entirely blame my housemates for this.
It all started early today afternoon when one of my housemates mentioned going on holiday and we then thought we should go on holidays together which led to two of us looking for cheap deals to Amsterdam, then Madeira, Marrakesh, Venice and other places in April.
Come early evening after hours of reading trip reviews and playing around with dates and locations I was caught by the holiday bug and wanted to check, just out of interest of course, what a few nights in Venice at the end of this month would cost just for me. I realised I could travel and stay in Venice for a lot less than I expected. Speaking to a friend hoping she would dissuade me only led to her saying she would be able to join me and I have just completed the booking!
I will be in Venice from the 31.01.-02.02. staying in Residenza Cannaregio, a former monastery directly in Venice, flying to Venice’s Marco Polo airport. No coach travel this time! The hotel has received a wealth of great reviews on Trip Advisor and most importantly looks really good.
Additionally we have decided to opt for a Collegium Ducale Orchestral Concert with an opera singer’s performance in the Palazzo delle Prigioni on the Tuesday.
The entire trip including the performance, hotel, flight, taxes came to less than £200 per person. Including train and bus it’ll probably not be much more and it’s quite mindblowing that it’s possible to stay in the actual Venice for that amount.
Going to Venice will be a strange experience. Even though I’ve been there before, it was always during the summer time and I’ve heard that Venice can seem like an entirely different town during the winter months. It’s also the first proper holiday I have been on in many years as I normally have to go back to Germany every time I have the time or the money or I decide to do other things with my time. I’m really very excited.
I’ve just realised the search with housemates was never completed..