ITALY – VENICE (I)

My wife and myself flew from Paris to Venice with Easyjet, another top budget airline in Europe. It was an early morning flight and the view of the mountains from the sky was amazing. We manage took an aerial image of Venice just before touch down at Macro Polo airport. The city, which built on water was one of the dream destination for many couples like us. Based on my experience, Venice is not that expensive compared with Switzerland.

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We took bus from airport to Piazzale Roma, which is the last stop of the bus. Later we took Vaporetto (Water Bus) to our B&B at St Elena, which is located on south-eastern corner of Venice. We like the whole environment of this area, its a quiet and lovely residential neighbourhood, which is away from the crazy tourist hustle of Venice.

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The whole area was very peaceful and I think this is the only area in Venice with a park-like feel.

20130418-101856.jpg Travel-card in Venice are expensive, a standard 3 days travel-card can easily cost €33 for each person.

20130418-104056.jpg The city is just so….. unique and different. We really had a good time exploring the whole city.

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Venice is loaded with buildings of beautiful architecture that built 500 years ago and all these buildings are still very well preserved. Wood was used as a foundation for all these buildings.

20130418-111111.jpg Venice is a photographer’s paradise.

20130418-112147.jpg Narrow yet beautiful canals, very different feel of the place. Not only us, but i believe anyone who visits this place immediately will falls in love with it.

20130418-121038.jpg For tourist like me, the water is attractive, but for native Venetians, it is a very annoying problem. This is because of “Acqua Alta” (high water) or flooding. The Acqua Alta occurs during November and December because of the result of tidal activity.

20130418-121728.jpg Gondolas.

20130420-085758.jpg A normal 40 minutes Gondola ride cost around €80-€100.

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14 Responses to ITALY – VENICE (I)

  1. Funny to see other than summer images. Any time I was in Venice it was unbearably hot and now you see people in winter jackets! Nice pictures, btw.. 🙂

    • Mugen says:

      Hi Eva,
      Thanks for your comment. We went on October, the weather was windy. Anyway, it was a pleasant weather. Have a good days… Cheers…

  2. Venice is a nice place for holidays. Your way of sharing your thoughts is very nice.

    • Mugen says:

      Hi There,

      Thanks for your comment. Anyway, Maldives is amazing place to visit. Planning to visit Maldives soon…

  3. Apenyo says:

    You take lovely pictures. I’d love to visit Venice one day.

    • Mugen says:

      Hi There,

      Thanks for your comment and appreciation. Venice is beautiful place to visit. Hope you will enjoy on your visit… Stay connected..

  4. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmai.com says:

    Sensational post of sensational city. Regards.jalal

  5. fon says:

    Would love to go there! Venice is so pretty.

    • Mugen says:

      Hi Fon,

      Thanks for your comment. I agree, Venice is very pretty and definitely you will enjoy this lovely place. Stay connected.. Cheers

  6. ytaba36 says:

    Did you stay at the B&B run by Roberto, on Sant”Elena? If so, you made a good choice! After a few days of sun, we have rain again today! Ciao. Yvonne.

    • Mugen says:

      Hi There,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, we stayed at Roberto’s B&B. He was an amazing guy, very helpful. We love the place and his breakfast. Stay connected and have good days… Cheers…

  7. wook0712 says:

    So beautiful photo! I hope to visit there in the future!

  8. Pingback: ITALY – VENICE (I) | MUGEN.travel.photos.writings. « I wanna go there!

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