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Venice is a dream in reality, a sweet melody personified. It’s like a poem to be read slowly with eyes closed. It’s a marvel which doesn’t seem real even after you have stayed there and left. Its touristy, it’s crowded and it’s small, yet it’s magical. It’s too good to be believed.To experience Venice, live like a Venetian. You have to stay on the island city to experience the real Venice. Let go the vaporettos, throw the maps, do away with your time table, and just start exploring. My bet is you will never get disappointed. The more you explore, the better it gets. And believe me you will still feel you haven’t seen it completely even after you cover everything.Venice is best experienced on foot. Start from the St Lucia station to the left on Strada Nova, one of the main streets connecting the station to San Marco. The street is full of colours with cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and small vendors selling fruits bustling on both sides. This street runs parallel to the Canal Grande, or the Grand Canal, which seems to play hide and seek with you on every nook and corner. You constantly seem to cross small canals with boats and Gondolas going beneath the bridges. The air is fresh and your ears are treated with melodies of some or the other musical instrument in every part of the city. Well, if you don’t find music, the gondoliers will fill the gap by singing Venetian songs.3Post experiencing overwhelming experiences one after the other, you finally reach Piazza San Marco. You are treated to some more music emerging out of the five feet long violins. There are a lot of people around, but pigeons seem to outnumber humans. There is a breathtaking view of the Canal Grande meeting the sea as the gondolas seem to dance gently on the waves. Climb up the bell tower, if you are around in the evening. The view of the horizon is like nothing you would have ever seen in your life. The sun going down, its reflection in the sea, the blue waters constantly changing colour as the sun sets. In fact, the colour of the water in every canal will show you different variants of blue. As if all this is not enough, you will crave for more, and you won’t be disappointed.4The nights in Venice are even better. The crowds, mostly coming by the big cruises or from the suburban Venezia Mestre, return back to their origins. Now, Venice comes of its own. The Venetians come out of their homes to have a drink and chill, the tourists are miniscule, and the streets empty yet lively. The lights take dip in the canal waters. The nights are best experienced over a quiet dinner canal side with wine, pasta and sea food around the Rialto Bridge. If days in Venice are always well spent, the nights are to be experienced.
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St. Mark's Square
At the heart of Venice's St.. Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco - Considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world, thanks to the unusual composition and architecture, combining elements of fantasy and reality. Square is connected to the Piazzetta San Marco (Venice square at the coast) . They are limited by buildings of the Doge's Palace and St.. Stephen's Basilica. Mark. In front of the basilica is a neoclassical building "Wings of Napoleon", built on his command. n the shadow of the arcades of marble palaces are hidden shops with Venetian artistic handicrafts (Mainly jewelery, lace and glass) and the famous, recorded in the history of the city cafes, including Cafe Florian and Quadri Cafe, where regulars were known artists, writers and other prominent personalities. St. Mark's Square. Make the whole period of its history was the center of Venice, was the site of important political and religious Republic, the scene of national ceremonies, church and folk.
Campanile di San Marco
Belfry of St. Brand - Campanile di San Marco - the highest building of Venice, 99 meters high. Initially it was a watchtower and a lighthouse. Later, she served as the bell tower, lighthouse, tower and weather vane of gun. Also added and belfry loggetta meeting place for the elite of Venice. Loggetta also served the function of the guard booth and was the site of public lottery drawing. An interesting fact Is That in 1,609 years, Galileo and the telescope installed on it and presented its action doge.
Burano is famous for its vivid Primarily colors painted on houses and handmade lace. Houses painted in the past in different colors in order to be able that distinguish them from each other and, According To legends, also because by fishermen returning home from fishing to be able to use them without a problem of trafić.Malowaniem usually dealt with his wife, often adorning the door further geometric motifs (unless you were just busy knitting lace). Residents of Burano are extremely friendly - no doubt it some extent because they were always only rely on themselves and to a lesser extent today live from tourism than the islanders from other parts of the lagoon. For the sake of the local specifics also regularly deny requests for permission is build on Burano hotels. In the maze of local streets, you can find a nice little yard. Colorful houses, flowered balconies and courtyards, all this makes you lose contact with reality at times and time. The town seems like a fairy tale. Authentic lace from Burano Needle cost a fortune - you have to remember, however, that the the women, each of Which Specializes in a different type of stitch, the execution of a single tablecloth takes up to three years. Growing trees here is the pin. Pine with his broad, umbrella-crown regarded as characteristic tree of the Mediterranean countries and Creates a picturesque groves, shaping the landscape. Since antiquity, was also planted along the streets for Their shading. In contrast is the other species of pine trees, pine trees are not very sensitive to wind. Steady wind from one direction deforms the crown, Causing it to draw one-sided. Time on the island extremely quickly passes. It is not known when the sun sets behind the horizon. Therefore It remains only to return to Venice.
Also known as the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica, is open to public to ascent at 8 Euro per person. This place need no further introduction. But too bad it was under renovation when we were there!!! "These two models will be remembered forever to all the people who took this photo..", said my bf. Which is quite true. 20 years later, when I look back at this photo, they will still be there holding each other. XD The worst part of this renovation is that it occurred at both sides of the bridge at the same time.
Torcello, the final leg on our Venetian Island tour is a quiet and sparsely populated island with plenty of green space. The island boast a long 15 minute walking path from the main dock which leads to the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta Isola di Torcello. This beautiful, primitive church was founded in 639 A.D. and subsequently rebuilt in the 11th century. Just beyond the church you'll find a beautiful and serene canal which is the perfect picnic hideaway.
Saint Mark's Basilica
This is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. We did entered the church (it's free) and had a glimpse inside but unfortunately we were not allowed to take photo. Also, backpacks or luggages were also not allowed inside. This is by far the strictest church I've came across in Italy. The interior was as beautiful as the outside, with a lot of gold mosaics.
St. Mark's Square
Also known as the "drawing room of Europe", St Mark's Square is the hub of Venice. It is the social, religious and political center of Venice. It contains the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Clock Tower, Doge's Palace and the bell tower called campanile. More than everything, people just love the wide open space here surrounded with beautiful architecture make it a very picturesque place. Here, you can play, shop, dine, go to the top of the bell tower etc.
Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.It’s a popular saying that the prisoners would sigh at the final glance of beautiful Venice and that's how the bridge was named.
Ponte dei Sospiri
Ponte dei Sospiri or Bridge of Sighs. This is the most famous bridge of Venice, is also one of the most famous in the world. It was built in 1614. The bridge Connects the rooms and floors of the Doge's Palace with the building of a new prison (Prigioni Nuove) built at the turn of the sixteenth century iXVII. Enclosed structure is overhanging the Palace Canal. Inside the bridge are two separated corridors. The aim of you that build a bridge connection between the prison and deliberative in the Doge's Palace Criminal Court. Over the bridge and you will convicts to the cells, where they serve Their sentence. Prisoners were going to sigh for the lost freedom ...
Known as the Doge's Palace, this building is built in Venetian Gothic style. This beautiful pink and white marble building was once a palace for the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice, but is now open to public as a museum. The richly decorated chambers of the Palace provide perfect introduction to the great artists of Venice from the middle age.
Ponte degli Scalzi
Ponte Delgli Scalgi.is another bridge which you encounter first as soon as get out of the venice railway station.Translation of this Italian name says Bridge of barefoot, this connects two places called santa croce and Cannaregio This is bridge where you cross the Grand canal to explore more city.
Caffe Florian is a coffee shop in the Old Building at St. Procuratie. Peter's Square. Mark. It was founded in 1720 and is Likely the oldest a continuously operating coffee shop in the world. Frequent visitors was Goethe, Giacomo Casanova (after a daring escape from prison, "hit" has just a moment that each cafe), Lord Byron, Marcel Proust, and Charles Dickens. Prices in this cafe can surprise. Since 1893, the Caffe Florian has been home to Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea (International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.) The rooms are decorated with works of artists, sculptors, photographers and illustrators.
St Marks Square
St Mark’s squareSt Mark’s Square or Piazza St Mark is considered to be one of the most finest squares in Europe and the drawing room of the Europe. Surrounded by history and architecture, this square has a lot of human traffic all through the day. The square is usually filled with music, tourists and pigeons. Yes, pigeons are everywhere. Locals have seen this as a great opportunity to make business out of this, by selling corn to feed the pigeons or taking pictures of the tourists with pigeons.
Witnessed the Redentore festival today.People had started pouring in at St.Marco from 8 pm onwards.The restaurants at the lanes and bylanes were filled with people. All boats were by then anchored at the canal.some even held private parties.By 11pm the lane by the main canal was filled with people from different nations.Everyone sat on the road looking up at the sky.It was then that the fireworks began. It was unimaginable! People cheered and hooted and the atmosphere was electrifying. Day before yesterday when we reached the summit of Eiffel tower at midnight and saw the entire city of Paris from there, I thought this is it, there can't be anything better.But I was wrong. Everyday is a new experience and everything is becoming a memory of a lifetime.