For day 2 having spoken to the restaurant owner the night before we decided we wanted to explore further afield than just the area surrounding our hotel so we crossed the 'Ponte degli Scalzi' to the area of Santa Croce, and I got some beautiful photos of the grand canal. On the way to the shore I snapped a photo of a man playing the violin. Try to picture adding a theme tune to the serenity of the morning, with the sun shining through, so much more romantic than your casual london busker (even though I was accompanied by my mum).
After taking in the scenery we stopped off at a cafe in 'Sotoportego Del Casin Dei Nobili' Square which to my delight served English Tea! I know being in Italy we should try all things Italian (including men whey!) but I can't go a morning without my fix of a good cuppa. We window shopped some more and I found a great shop that sold retro band memorabillia, so I bought a Pink Floyd and The Who badges for my leather jacket. Eventually we came across a bar for lunch that had real character about it, and cocktails! I love mojitos so I was more than happy.
We ended up walking so far we were back up on the map by the Rialto Bridge. We explored all the shops which are a lot more commercial in that area, there were a few market stalls and then some highstreet chains on the other side of the bridge with plenty of tourist souvenir shops inbetween. The most amazing part though was this seagull landing next to us as we were taking photos, he difinitely wasnt camera shy and posed for everyones photos for a good 10 mins before getting bored!
That night we ate quite late after being so tired from all-day walking. Luckily there was a restaurant right next to our hotel which stayed open until midnight. I ordered meatballs and spagetti and I finally got to try a Bellini!
SORRY THIS POST HAS BEEN LONG AWAITED, ITS BEEN A HECTIC MONTH AT UNI
What I wore: Jumper:Romwe. Shirt:h&m. Leather Trousers:h&m. studded Loathers:Topshop. Bag:Ebay.