Venice, the city on the water


Week-end in Venice. A short trip to the lagoon town.

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To the special urban planning and for the artistic and historical heritage, Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lagoon City of Venice

The historic center is located on over one hundred islands consolidated over centuries by works there, separated by canals and connected by bridges for the exclusive use of pedestrians.

The most charming way to reach Venice is to arrive by water taxi. At least for once in my life I wanted to savor what they feel the famous celebrities Film Festival; they don’t miss an opportunity to get into the lagoon with this unusual means of transport.

Venezia - Palazzo Bauer
Venezia – Palazzo Bauer

Like many travelers, I visited the city in a weekend; but Venice deserves much more than a short visit: get lost among calli, campi and campielli romantic and slightly wistful is a unique experience. I vowed to return soon.

Venezia - Basilica di San Marco
Venezia – Basilica di San Marco

I am landing in St Mark’s square, the heart of Venice; it was for centuries the political and administrative center of the city, with the Doge’s Palace – residence of Doge – as a civil palace and St Mark’s Cathedral as the religious headquarters.

Other places of tourist interest are:

  • the Rialto Bridge, economic engine of the Serenissima;
  • the clock tower, where two “Mori” beat the chimes on the largest Bell of the city;
  • the Grand Canal, the more largest canal that bisects the historic center;
  • the Bridge of Sighs, which takes its name from the sighs of the convicts who were taken to nearby jails;
  • the modern and discussed the Calatrava bridge, which took its name from the famous Spanish architect.

Everywhere there are the gondolas, the typical black boats, which romantically accompany tourists to discover the most intimate corners of the city.

The Island of Murano

I don’t miss the chance to visit the Island of Murano, known for its glass. In a furnace, I observe in silence the work of skilled craftsmen who give shape to their imagination through the colors and shapes of objects that create. Glass artistic creations have always attracted me; it will be the unconscious feminine component of my personality?

Murano
Murano

The Island of Burano

It is time to land on the Island of Burano, country lace (I also appreciate this!). The colors of the building facades characterize the island and call the visitor to continuous photographs.

Back home, this time taking the train from the central train station Venezia Santa Lucia (the namesake of my better half) and in just over three hours I reach Rome. Looking out the window of the train come to mind the wonderful views of the lagoon city, enchanted places, unique beautiful!

macchina fotograficaSome photos to inspire you to visit Venice

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