venice in the rain

Venice in the Rain: Two Days of Wet, Rainy, Beautiful Venice

Venice in the rain is a beautiful sight. When it rains in Venice the tourists stay inside and it’s just you, your umbrella and a journey back in time. At first we were pretty down that it was raining for our 2 days in Venice but it turned out to be a really special trip and I’d actually recommend it in a funny way.

When we got back from Venice, Jonas’ relatives told us about the elbow to elbow sea of tourists in Venice and the extreme prices. When we told them that Venice was empty, not touristy at all AND we found breakfast of croissants and Italian coffee for €1.50, they weren’t sure if we went to the same Venice or not.

That being said, Venice is a completely different trip on a rainy day! I know it could be crazy to plan a trip there when it IS rainy, but what I’m saying is don’t be deterred from exploring Venice if the forecast is bleak. It may just be your lucky day.

Here is my photo diary and commentary from our 2 days of Venice in the rain, enjoy!

driving the scenic route from germany to italy

Our first step into Venice. We’re rocking Jonas’ mom’s funky umbrellas. woo hoo!

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Empty!

venice in the rain

venice in the rain

This is our breakfast which was €3 for 2. We could each pick a filled croissant and a coffee. This place was crowded with the local Italians and I’m sorry I don’t know the name of it!

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Just gorgeous. How did they build this place?

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People were smaller back then.

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No need to buy bottled water, the drinking water in Venice is very good and not chlorinated!

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What else do you do when it’s raining? Drink €0.60 glasses of wine…at 10 AM!

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Good morning!

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The locals ordered glass after glass, chatting away and reading the newspaper.

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Probelma – Vino – Cura

venice in the rain

venice in the rain

The old traditions and trades.
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venice in the rain

Pasta Norma (with eggplant and roasted ricotta) and Artichoke Pizza at the local cavern. There’s a pretty annoying sit in fee in Venice. Your bill is usually bumped up 5-10 Euros with the service, sit in fee an tax

venice in the rain

Piazza San Marco

venice in the rain

St Mark’s Basilica – You can enter inside for free and it’s just incredible (no photos allowed). They did such beautiful things with the patterns on the natural marble that I have never seen before. venice in the rain

Complimentary Limoncello because our waiter liked us

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Dark chocolate gelato. Why can’t the rest of the world master ice cream like the Italians?venice in the rain

venice in the rain

Some of the scenes

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the gondolas!
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This hidden treasure, the Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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Pistachio and Chocolate Gelatovenice in the rain

Inside the cathedral

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Our last glimpse of Venice before the drive back to Germany! Ciao x

If you liked these photos, check out our drive to Venice.

Have you been to Venice, what was your experience like? Did I miss anything? (I know I missed one famous bridge, whoops!)

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