Venice - If you decide to visit Venice, you could book an air bnb at Ludo Di Jeslo or Punta Sabbioni get off at Venzia Santa Lucia and take the ferry or bus to your hotel/air bnb. To visit the grand canal and places around it like the St Mark's square, San Marco Basilica (Really long lines!), The Doge's Palace (worth a visit to see the beautiful paintings) , Rialto bridge etc, you can use the government operated ferry ride. You can take a day pass and hop on and off the ferry boats as many times as you want for a whole day. The pvt Gondolas and water taxis are more expensive but gives you a private space if that's what you are looking for
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Grand Canal is the main waterway of Venice in reverse-S course that divides the city into tow parts. With construction going on at Rialto Bridge, it is not surprise to say that the Grand Canal will be affected too. So we can only see views like photos below at both sides of the bridge.
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.
Crossing the bridge we reached to the beautiful small island of Burano. Burano is a lovely island which has very colourful facades in all the houses. It was like a completely different world there. Small cananls with smooth water and boats on it gave it a picturesque look. The beauty of that place is really difficult to capture in photos. Such was the ambiance of Murano.
A Venetian local will meet you at the Rialto Bridge with your first stop being the Rialto Fish Market. Almost every restaurant with a seafood menu purchases their fish from here. You will stop for food at a bacaro (Venetian gastropub) for the delicious cicchetti (appetisers) and a glass of spritz, wine or Prosecco. Another dish to try out here is the baccalà, a salted cod dish, that is accompanied by freshly baked bread. Tips shall also be given to avoid the same old touristy restaurants.
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.
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.
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.