Take a GONDOLA RIDE. It is...
Take a GONDOLA RIDE. It is touristy....but it is definately part of the Venice experience that should not be missed! It really is romantic...even of you are sharing the gondola with 4 other passengers! The art of building gondolas is a traditional art form ...passed on from generation to generation. 'squeranolo' is the Italian word for gondolabuilder. The wooden parts on a gondola have to be wet and heated to bend into the appropriate form.
Piazza di San Marco
One of the places everyones visits in Venice. Beautiful buildings all around and probably a very nice cathedral from inside, didn´t enter because of kilometres of queues. but the place is beautiful...........
Details from Venice
After year or two on VT, I have improved my skill and technique in taking the pictures and it is undoubtely. Morover, when strolling around I have learned to open my eyes because there are lots of hidden things to be discovered in places we are visiting. For the first time I've discovered it in my own hometown.
I am regularly visiting Venice, more then thirty years now, and I realy know this place very well but, most of the things you can see of this pictures I've discovered only after joining to VT. Hope that most of you have the same positive experience.
Venice Art Culture
You can suffer culture overload in Venice with all the art museums and masterpieces in the chuches. I'm not a big art lover and would much rather be in the open air than stuck inside a gallery or dark church. Many paintings are by Bellini (mainly radiant Madonnas), Titian, Canaletto and Tintoretto to name just a few. By chance we stumbled across the house where Tintoretto had lived and I was more interested in the old architecture here than his paintings I'm afraid.
EVERY SO OFTEN ONE WATCHED THE PIGEONS RACING EACH OTHER FOR WHAT EVER THE REASON THEY HAD....MOST OF THE TIME FOR AN AWARD THAT SUMMED UP SOME TYPE OF FOOD. QUICK ON THE FEET ..IN THIS CASE STAYING ON THE GROUND AS THESE TWO FINALISTS HAD PROVEN..LEAVING THE OTHER PARTICPANTS IN THE DUST.