The Beauty of Venice
Venice or Venezia, named the most beautiful city in the world in 2016. If you ask me which place was more romantic, Paris or Venice? I would probably say Venice. There is not much to do in Venice, yet you can probably spend weeks in this beautiful, ethereal city and still not have enough of it. Here are my 5 tips on How to plan a trip to Venice
5 tips on How to plan a trip to Venice
Things to Do in Venice
Walking down hand in hand around Piazza San Marco, in a slight drizzling rain, I have spent one of the most relaxing evenings there. Take a gondola ride and enjoy the slightly chilly evening air or sit and enjoy an open air dinner while listening to beautiful music by a live band sitting in any of the restaurants strewn around Piazza San Marco. I can tell you, you will remember it for the rest of your life ❤️
Venice is an archipelago of 118 islands around the main land. Connected by a network of 409 canals. On the Grand Canal run the water buses, known as Vaporetti, which connect all the islands and The main land also known as Mestre. Mestre is the urban and most populated area of Venice.
Accessibility to Venice
We took the Interitalia Train from Rome to Venice. There are two main stations in Venice, St Lucia and Venice Mestre. St Lucia is just beside Piazzale Roma, which is the biggest bus station where you can get the vaporetti, which are the water buses.
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If you stay at Mestre, you can take a bus or tram to Piazzale Roma and from there you get the water buses, Vaporetti to the islands. The gondolas are mostly now used only for tourists and Venetians use the Vaporetti for daily transport. Did you know Venice is the largest urban car free area? Most of the transport is water or on foot.
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Places to Visit
You should go to Piazza San Marco, the most iconic and well known square there and enjoy walking down the small lanes and foot bridges. We took a gondola ride and listened to the melody of “Yadon ki Baarat”; played by an accordionist, who started belting out the melody when he spotted us and couldn’t stop saying India 🇮🇳 over and over again. ☺️
I truly fell in love with this enchanting city and hope to go there again one day. Though the memory is etched in my mind now and would last me this lifetime I know 😊.
Until Next time,
Love 💕 Smita