Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Venice - A Day In Venice (Italy)


To Venice on this particular Sunday (Florence & Rome). And Venice conclusively must be included if you are in Italy. Furthermore, if you doing the same route like the millions of tourists. The route covering Rome, Florence, followed by Venice, Verona and Milan. Either way, any which way, you must or most probably Venice will be included in your tour. Our tour? Of course. How did it all start for us? Hopping into the boat for inwards towards and getting down in Venice. Havoc. Thousands and thousands of people. Goodness me! Until we had to wait for our turn for stepping out of the boat and even walking? Akin blindly walking without having a clue where we are heading, except making sure we are tailing our tour guide and thereafter, our "A Day In Venice" starting off in Piazza San Marco or San Marco Square.   
Piazza San Marco. St Mark's Church, Campanile Bell Tower, Doge Palace, shops, stalls and cafes. Basically standing around and admiring the prominent structures. Only from the outside and not inclusive of walking in for viewing their interiors. The flocks and flocks pigeons aimlessly flying around? Another supposedly attraction in Piazza San Marco, and over the years, strict guideline has been put in place for tourist on feeding the pigeons. No, you can't. Otherwise? Like our tour buddy who didn't know and being shouted loudly by the enforcement officer. 



An hour in Piazza San Marco and then to Murano Glass Center. We sitting through a mini demonstration on how glass is blown, melted and shaped into various types of ornaments. A 10 minutes demonstration and prior to us being their showroom. All sorts of things you can buy. Not cheap mind you. I know because I bought two glass pendants. Up next, lunch and the next few hours, shopping. Shop till you drop. Did I? Sort of. The most popular brand for the Chinese had to be? Luis Vuitton. Of course, there are choices to Gucci and Prada as well. Popularity too. And maybe the rest of the brands which seemingly, except for a few customers, not really packed to their rims.  

Comma to shopping, by late evening, we embarking on “Venice Gondola Ride”. Into the gondola for a ride around Venice waters. Half an hour of this famed ride. How? Must experience. The main highlight in Venice and on the whole, you feeling proud you have achieved gondola ride in Venice. 

Thereafter, another hour thrown in for shopping and prior to us departing from Venice by 5.00pm, Venice! Hopefully. I won't mind returning again for spending more time.  




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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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