Venice City Tour 1st part; the Streets, Canals and Gondolas

Central Europe last part; 5-days solo wandering in Italy
October 28 to November 02, 2013


Starting from the hostel where I checked-in first which is only 100 meters away from Venice Train station, I roam the city again by self-guided walk by a free map provided, starting back from Train Station going outwards. The city is not that big, and you can walk from one end to the other in a few hours (if you stick to the paths conveniently marked with arrows in the direction of major landmarks). But it would take months for a fit person to discover every path in the city. Along the way you will discover marvelous art, superb architecture and breathtaking urban landscaping. Exploring the city randomly by walking is well worth it but also be prepared to get lost easily!

Venice (Venezia) is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains. Take a Gondola if you can afford it: it's expensive, but the Gondoliere may decrease the price if you ask (but they can also decrease the time...). Make sure you reach an agreement on price and time before you start! The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Venice

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets, canals and gondolas

Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets with Carnival Masks

Venice city tour 1st part; the streets with Carnival Masks


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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