Trips and Itineraries for Venice
A complete guide to Venice which costs you not even 60k
Venice, through the eyes of an Indian backpacker (1st day)
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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.
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When I was flying to Milan I had to literally pinch myself to believe, that I am going to a foreign land all by myself and living my dream.It was around 11.30 pm when I landed in Milan and divulged myself with some serious pep up talks because I felt a tad bit lost.Amidst all the battles in my head, I saw a young woman walking towards the train station and befriended her. To my surprise, she was warm and very helpful. She expressed, “I will come with you till the hostel and grab a drink. I am very upset coz my best friend has moved to another city.” And that’s how her melancholy saved me the despair of finding my way.The walk towards the hostel was fascinating as all I saw around me were stores thriving to get my attention and at the end of the long stretch was the hostel — Ostello Bello.The moment I set my foot in the hostel, it seemed like I have entered a high-octane resto-pub. The place played electrifying music and I could hear tons of chitter-patter with copious amount of laughter coming from every corner.Amidst all the initial formalities of checking-in, my eyes were searching for my friend (Sigh! Struggling to remember her name). That’s when Helder (from the front desk) said, “Hey! Your friend just went and left you a kiss,” and I couldn’t do much but smile and thank her from all my heart. The ‘happy’ me chit chatted for a while with everyone before calling it a night.
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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