Magnificent Venice!

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Canal View from Ponte Rialto

My host from Padova needed to go to Venice for work and he suggested that I joined him. I thought it was an excellent idea, being so close to Venice it would have been unforgivable for me to miss it. We took the regional train and arrived into the island city pretty early, around 9:00 AM. I got myself a map of Venice and soon learned that it is not so difficult to navigate around the city. I don’t think I had ever been in a city which was a Patrimony of Humanity in its entirety. I took about 150 pictures of Venice, but I could have easily taken 1,000; basically everywhere you look makes a nice corner worth of a picture.

Me at San Marco


Since we arrived from the train station, one of our first stops was the ancient ghetto. It was Saturday, and so, we couldn’t take pictures in from of the synagogue. I kept on walking the Strada Nuova until I arrived to the Campo of Santi Apostoli. Very near to that is the access to the Ponte Rialto and the Market. I walked the area a bit and then headed to San Marco. One thing that is nice is that there are a lot of signs indicating you how to get to San Marco in virtually every street.

The Basilica and Piazza of San Marco are of course magnificent and very worth of its fame. I wanted to enter the church, but the line of tourists willing to get in made me think otherwise. I only had one day in Venice and I did not want to spend it in a line. I got myself a day pass for the motor boat taxi and visited the Church of Santa Maria de la Salute, a very singular church, as it is round in the inside.
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
From there I went back a little and visited the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore, which is located in a small island. From its Campanario I took some of the best panoramic pictures of Venice and my trip. The view is just unbelievable.


I was getting pretty hungry by the moment and it was also starting to rain, so I thought it would be good to find a place to eat. When I got down from the boat in San Marco, I saw an ad of a Hard Rock Café. I know many may think that it doesn’t make sense to go there being in Venice, but I would definitively kill for some good chicken wings. It ended up being a good call because even though the price was a bit expensive, I met some cool people from Costa Rica, Spain and the Netherlands to hang out with. I saw the first half of the Holland-Japan game and then I decided to resume my touring.

Gotta love Venice!


It was raining a bit more outside, but I still took a taxi boat and got at the Accademia. I walked a bit on the other side of the Grand Canal, visiting some Churches and other interesting places. I got a little tired, so I went back to the boat station again and now I travelled the Gran Canal up until I got to Piazzale Roma, where I took a little nap in a bench, lol. I then decided to call it a day and went back to Padova. At night my host took me to a Mexican restaurant that was quite cool and then we walked a bit of Padova downtown at night. It was a perfect day touring Venice! Wow, this trip just keeps on getting more and more exciting!


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Canal View from Ponte Rialto
Canal View from Ponte Rialto
Me at San Marco
Me at San Marco
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
Gotta love Venice!
Gotta love Venice!
My first impression of Venice!
My first impression of Venice!
Me at the Canal
Me at the Canal
Stret markets
Stret markets
Frsh fish!
Frsh fish!
Entrance to the ghetto
Entrance to the ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto - Synagogue
Ghetto - Synagogue
Campo S. Apostoli
Campo S. Apostoli
Campo S. Apostoli
Campo S. Apostoli
Expensive artsy stuff
Expensive artsy stuff
Ponte Rialto
Ponte Rialto
View from Ponte Rialto
View from Ponte Rialto
Me at Ponte Rialto
Me at Ponte Rialto
Up the Ponte Rialto
Up the Ponte Rialto
Canal view from Ponte Rialto
Canal view from Ponte Rialto
Market
Market
There were actually directions to …
There were actually directions to…
Gate to San Marco
Gate to San Marco
San Marco Cathedral
San Marco Cathedral
The bell tower
The bell tower
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
San Marco Cathedral
San Marco Cathedral
San Marco main door
San Marco main door
San Marco
San Marco
Line to get to San Marco
Line to get to San Marco
Belltower
Belltower
More San Marco
More San Marco
More San Marco
More San Marco
View of St. Giorgio
View of St. Giorgio
Belltower
Belltower
Me with some boats
Me with some boats
Me with some boats
Me with some boats
View from the taxi boat
View from the taxi boat
View from the taxi boat
View from the taxi boat
View from the taxi boat
View from the taxi boat
Santa Maria de la Salute
Santa Maria de la Salute
Me at Santa Maria de la Salute
Me at Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Inside Santa Maria de la Salute
Saint Giorgio
Saint Giorgio
Want some buffalo wings!
Want some buffalo wings!
San Giorgio
San Giorgio
Panoramic view from Saint Giorgio
Panoramic view from Saint Giorgio
Inside Saint Giorgio
Inside Saint Giorgio
Inside Saint Giorgio
Inside Saint Giorgio
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
Saint Giorgio from the belltower
Saint Giorgio from the belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
Boats
Boats
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
View from Saint Giorgio belltower
Choir of Saint Giorgio
Choir of Saint Giorgio
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Back in San Marco
Yes! I found it!
Yes! I found it!
Gondole in front of the Hard Rock
Gondole in front of the Hard Rock
Hard Rock Cafe Venice
Hard Rock Cafe Venice
Gondole
Gondole
Jimi Hendrix carpet
Jimi Hendrix carpet
Beatles drum
Beatles drum
Holland - Japan game
Holland - Japan game
Me with some chicken wings!
Me with some chicken wings!
Holland - Japan game
Holland - Japan game
With the waiter!
With the waiter!
With new dutch friends!
With new dutch friends!
It had started to rain...
It had started to rain...
Gondole
Gondole
Waiting for my train
Waiting for my train
Inside the train to Padova
Inside the train to Padova
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