Venice has always been a place of awe - a series of floating islands that make up Venezia as it is known in Italian where romance, food and culture is rich in its veins. Having studied Italian when I was younger - I learnt about Carnevale di Venezia and was fascinated by the history the city held. If you've never been to Venice or have been thinking about it, I urge you to go - it is spectacular and truly a unique city. Gondola rides, St Marks Basilica and unique shopping were my highlights and how could I not stop by one of my all time favourite designers Dolce & Gabbana Venezia flagship store? I adore their distinct Sicilian roots which are engrained in every collection - the richness and lush laces, embroidery and elegance is magnifique!
A highlight dish for me was the Venetian fish soup (see above) - I thought this would be a boring chowder-y type soup with a couple chunks of fish thrown in, let me tell you it is fair from that! Truly a filling and unique dish, I can't compare it to any soup I've had anywhere else in the world. I actually didn't do much shopping in Venezia, only a few souveniers and of course my most beloved purchase Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily embroidered satchel!