Here I’am again with another blog post, and this time as you can see from the topic (I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about) it’s of course the one and only Venice.
The ‘floating’ city, is beautiful from every single angle and is such a unique place to visit. Fan fact: It’s the only city in the world that survived without using cars. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges (exactly my point :D).
My opinion is that everyone need to visit this place once in their lifetime. Also another fact (this time I overused the word fact :D) is that 40% of the year Venice is flooded.
It is perfect place for photographers, because of the all colorful houses and gondolas.
Let’s just start with the journey :D.
We choose to approach the island by boat and it took about 30 to 45 minutes to get there. When arriving, it’s like another world, so many tourist no matter the season. The must see, checklist type activity is St Mark’s square.
St Mark’s Square is a stunning open space, with tables and chairs outside the many restaurants along the walkways. It is very busy area at the heart of Venice.
Make sure to take picture with the pigeons while feeding them as they are a lot around…
You can see around many cafes and restaurants, with live music, but be aware that drinking coffee can cost you 15 do 20 euros and also you are paying the orchestra.
Right next to the corner is the Bridge of Sighs. You can see it from a main bridge along the main canal. The bridge of sighs is called such as, because of the walkway that many prisoners took from Doge’s Palace courts to prison after conviction…Very sad story behind the bridge but another beautiful historical thing to look at.It is one of the most famous photo op over the canal seen in numerous postcards.
Wandering around the tiny streets you come across with lots of bridges (and when I say a lot I mean tons of it :D), tiny canals, full with gondolas and happy people. It is such a romantic place.