Venice – A Truly Romantic Travel Destination.
No place on earth is as amazingly quiet and still as Venice at night. Literally, you will see no street vendors, no tourists, and no monotonous sounds. Just occasional oars splashing in the canal. The Aqua Alta, which warns people of a coming storm, sometimes breaks the silence. Very slow and melodiously it warns the city for an upcoming high tidal wave. After a few hours, you would see the city submerged.
The streets of Venice depict a historical millennium that is ghostly and lonely. The streets echo the sounds. Despite all the historical stories, Venice is definitely not a museum as some people might see it. With the narrow bridges, courtyards, twisting canals, it is a city to breathe in and live life. It is an ideal destination for your short vacation to relax and to run away from the worldly hassles.
I was lucky enough to have visited this beautiful place during my break. Before proceeding to the story behind my amazing journey there, I would like to make a few things straight. First of all, do not expect to explore all of Venice during just a weekend. The city has tremendous numbers of bridges, islands, and twisting streets that just cannot be seen in such a short time span. Give it a few days so you can easily walk around all the streets of the city and explore each and every corner without missing anything at all.
I took a plane to Venice and as usual, when I landed at the airport, I needed transport to the hotel. There are a few options available for transport over there; you can either take the taxi (Boat Taxi) for the transportation or the bus. It basically depends on your convenience, whichever suits you best according to the destination of your hotel you would be staying in.
I stayed in a hotel by the Grand Canal just on the other side of Santa Lucia’s train station. After a tiring trip, I reached my hotel at night and decided to go for a walk to relax and get some fresh air. After all, am only spending the weekend in Venice; I wasn’t going to spend the entire night sleeping. 🙂
Venice is a beautiful place beyond words. the wonderful thing about it is that the places here are not at all difficult to find. Stumble across the quiet side streets of Dorsoduro or between the crowds leaping around the boats in Cannaregio, or the quietness of Piazza San Marco after midnight. There is a lot to discover in this gorgeous city.
My sightseeing experience in Venice was something very hilarious. What happened was that the tour guide decided to take us to a building, built in 1100. The tour guide said San Piazza Marco Square is full of tourists and that he wanted to do something different and go to other places. After the tour, I decided to take a walk down to Piazza San Marco. It got me curious to know why he chose not to take us there and honestly when I reached there, I felt rubbed. Piazza San Maco is the most beautiful square I have ever seen. Basilica di san Marco and Doges’ palace’s architecture is out of this world. The alleyway is full of tourists walking, squeezing and brushing past their way through the street corners.
I also took a boat ride to Burano, the coloured building and the lacemaking in the small island fascinated me. I also visited Murano the glass island. Torcello has a population of 11 and it is the most enchanting place.
I had to get on the Gondola ride to fulfil the Moonraker (James bond series) experience. The Rialto food market was displayed beautifully and I felt like taking everything with myself. It was that fantastic!
Obviously, when you’re travelling it makes you hungry, and the food in Venice was deliciously especially the Spaghetti. That made my trip even better. Although one thing I found very strange was that we had to pay for the table cover, kind of more funny than strange I suppose.
My overall trip to Venice was very good and if I ever get the chance, I would love to visit again.
Travel tips to Venice
The walk around Venice is beautiful, get lost and find your way again.
Don’t miss out on sightseeing.
You can travel alone or with a group of friends.