Venice for experienced travellers

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Venice for experienced travellers Reviews

joseurekababe joseurek…
10 reviews
Venice - perhaps just a small addition. Venice a city of love. Sep 27, 2015
Simply put as everyone will tell you that has traveled recently, Venice (Italy) is the new Paris , France.

The canals are so unique and so well thought out of that are mind boggling. I mean, it is a wonder of engineering, passion and architecture. It has so many unique places to visit so

here one of them as you would know it:

Piazza san marco. - simply stunning!

romantic, huge, breathtaking and also a bit of a tourist trap. Be aware of the cafes within it that charge for its atmosphere and for its proximity to concertos of music being played. Classical and jazz music abounds, good taste is the norm, cafes sell expensive wine and dinners. Leather goods are disposable and seem to be actually within reach even to a budget minded traveler. Personally I found a lot of these shops around town selling very well crafted and lesser known brands of womens handbags and men's belts as well as other goods. It is actually good to know ahead of time.

Otherwise Piazza san marco is good for the usual, pictures, post cards, museums that are within its vicinity and riding the aqua bus and taking further pictures of your trip.

Completely a must see - Piazza San Marco is as a religious experience as it is a tourist must see experience. It can be either religious or simply a cultural undertaking.

I chose to visit it for its cultural edge. The architecture is stunning, unique and perhaps even genius is the right word to describe this place. Its museums and even ambulatory vendors sell artifacts that are so unique that are a must buy- at least once if you are in a budget.

Have fun and be safe.
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aheggland aheggland
4 reviews
Aug 30, 2007
I guess most people reading this is experienced travellers. But I'll write som hints anyway. In Venice, most people say, you can stay out of city center (the area closest to St. Marks Square). You can even stay on any of the other islands. But wach out. You get tired of walking around the streets all day. In high season (witch is probably when you're there) even the vaporetos (wather- busses) get overcrowded. And they might use quite som tome to get to the neighbouring islands. So staying in 10 min walking distance of St. Marks Square is a must. There are a lot of cheap but good plases to stay.

Doon't waste your day queueing to get into the big attractions like the palaces, muesums etc. There are a lot of beautifull buildings to see, you don't have to go into them. And you've probably been into palaces and museums before, so even thou it's nice, your not missing out of something important. Walk the streets, buy an icecream, and for gods sake, don't forget taking a Gondola ride. The prices is too high, but it is worth it anyway! And they do sing for you ;o)

A good advice is to buy the 24,3 or 5 days travel card. It gives you free bus and Vaporeto rides all day. The no 1 Vaporeto going up and down the Grand Canal, is a sightseeing trip itels. You see a lot of big, beautiful palaces along the way. And you have to ride it 3 or 4 times go see all. Bring a book that tells you about the buildings you'll see during the trip.

Try to go the first sunday of September. Then there is the local Gondola race in the Grand Canal. They have a procession with majestetic gondolas in all collors, and with people dressed in old roman and venetian costumes. Then they have races in the smaller Gondolas. It's nice to wach, you fell you get to know the locals better, and you learn about their history.
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cruisedancer says:
No Astrid, not all of us are seasoned travellers. This will be my rushed first Solo trip and so I joined TB to help me plan. Reviews like yours have really helped.
Thank You
Posted on: Apr 20, 2008

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