Photo Diary – Aqua Alta in Venice

Sadly over the past week Venice has experienced some of it’s worst floods (also known as “aqua alta”) in the past 50 years! They are saying that Basilica San Marco has aged 11 years overnight. All of the damages to peoples homes, businesses, monuments and art will cost billions of dollars to repair.

It was a crazy, sad, exciting and overwhelming experience. I have been living near Venice the past 4 months and have spent most of my free time there. I love this city so much and I hate to see it damaged. My heart goes out to Venice and all those affected.

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If you’re wanting to donate to relief efforts: The Mayor of Venice has opened up an official bank account where people can donate to help the city. You can find their official website with the details here. (English version below)

IBAN IT 24 T 03069 02117 100000 018767 – BIC: BCITITMM
Account holder: Comune di Venezia – Emergenza acqua alta
Payment description: contributo emergenza acqua

             You can watch my video from my experience during aqua alta below

Where to find the best gelato in Venice

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If you’re looking for the best gelato in Venice? then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve spent the past few months taste testing some of the best (and worse) gelato, to create a list of the top Gelateria’s in Venice.



GELATOTECA SUSO
Calle della Bissa, 5453, 30124 San Marco, Venezia VE, Italy
suso.gelatoteca.it

My all time favourite in Venice and probably one of the best gelato I have ever had. They are constantly creating new flavours from their best sourced ingredients. They also have vegan options. Around the corner you can enjoy your gelato while watching the gondola’s pass by.

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AMORINO

419, Ruga Vecchia S. Giovanni, 480, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
amorino.com

Although Amorino is a chain, I can guarantee you’ll always have a delicious gelato from here. With their not-to-be-missed gelato flower, the combination of beautiful and delicious. You can choose as many flavours as you like!



GELATERIA DA JACK

5851, Calle del Mondo Novo, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
+39 345 619 0884

A small Gelateria that I stumped upon by chance, and I’m glad I did! Delicious gelato in a beautiful spot. Come here at night and sometimes you’ll find live music playing in the square.

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MURANO GELATERIA (VENEZIA)

Calle de la Rasse, 4613, 30122, Venezia VE, Italy

Delicious flavours. They have classics like pistachio, but I fell in love with their ginger flavour. Some of the best gelato I’ve ever had.



GELATERIA IL DOGE

Dursoduro, 3058/A, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Here you can find many gluten-free flavours. Don’t forget to try their signature flavour “Crema di Doge” (candied orange and chocolate confection).



GELATO DI NATURA

CAMPO SANTI APOSTOLI
Cannaregio, 4454, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
SAN GIACOMO DELL’ORIO
Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, San Croce, 1628, 30135, Venezia VE, Italy
gelatodinatura.com

You can find a few of these stores located around Venice, and for good reason. They rely on following traditional methods in the creation of their gelato, and source only the best ingredients to create all sorts of flavours. My favourite this month is their “walnut and figs”.

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MAGNUM PLEASURE STORE VENICE
30135, Fondamenta S. Simeone Piccolo, 731, 30135 Venezia VE

I know this is not gelato, but I couldn’t leave this place out. Here you can create your own magnum! Choose your ice cream, coating and topping. A fun experience for magnum lovers like myself!



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