Monday, November 4, 2013

Venice (Italy) - Places Worth Exploring


Two days in Rome, one day in Florence and the following day, we cruised in the waters of Venice while passing by the iconic buildings and other huge cruise ships. Venice on this Sunday was crazily packed until we couldn't immediately get down from the boat. We waited and when signalled to walk, we followed the line of people in the extremely hot summer while ensuring we don't loose sight of our guide who was leading in front. 
At Piazza San Marco we met the Italian tour guide who spoke about the significance of this piazza, often known as St Mark's square and constructed in the ninth century as a small square dotted with trees. Again rebuilt in 1912 after the original tower collapsed in 1902, Piazza San Marco is filled with centuries of history, including as the location of important government buildings and others facilities central in Venice.  

With the grand St Mark's Church at one end, the Campanile bell tower rising in the center, the Doge palace close by and the arcade of famous cafes on three sides, you can’t possibly rush through with admiring the incredibly beautiful square. While St. Mark’s church was built in Venetian-Byzantine style with a mixture of western and eastern styles, the Gothic structure of Doge Palace was completed in the early fifteenth century though parts of it were rebuilt after a fire in 1574. Piazza San Marco is full of pigeons but as told by the guide, feeding them is no longer allowed. 




Next was lunching, later, the gondola ride which is a must try and an experience of a lifetime. But rather uncomfortable because of the scorching heat, still, I just loved the fact that I actually had this memorable chance.   









After the ride, retail therapy was the other moment of truth. Finally, bye-bye to Venice prior to looking forward to Verona the next day.  

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14 comments:

  1. I'm salivating not by your food, but the bags this time.......... I've a weakness for bags!

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  2. Amazing city! I went to this venice last year!

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  3. Such a beautiful city...loved the shots of the churches, and of course, the bags!!

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  4. Venice is such a beautiful city
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  5. I Love Venice.. Went to Venice 5 years back.. Nice photos.. We went to Murano Island also..

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  6. Oh my god .Venice .. a dream place i want to visit.Gandola is boat ride over there . i am happy i guessed it right :)

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  7. Wow! glad to see Venice through ur eyes Nava.

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  8. Beautiful clicks... Loved the bags.. Looking forward for your next post Nava.. Have fun.. Hugsxx

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  9. Oh mine dream place of all times....just cannot imagine how gorgeous that beauty is from street to street...have fun nava

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  10. Thanks for the virtual tour. Enjoyed the pics...

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  11. One of my list places to go before died...
    fascinating!
    btw, my sister got robbed by a bunch of punk while visiting Venice.....

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