Time in Venice
Piazza San Marco at night, for the music and some gellato. We greatly enjoyed just exploring and getting lost walking around in Venice, which is easy to do! It is important to spend a few days in Venice to really get a sense of the place. Many people only spend one day here. So sad! It is a treasure. Don't cheat yourself...give yourself some time here.
I won't be writing Venetian...
I won't be writing Venetian history here, which is worth knowing before going , because then you'll see many things from different perspectives, I suggest buying a good guide or history book and read it before going, as history of Venice is extremely diverse and interesting. Splendid views, buildings, and local people. One short episode: evening, we (me and my bf) freezing outside at the train station, at coffee machine and thinking if to go to cafe or to take from machine and to move towards train. While we were thinking a local man of the older age came to us, he said 'so, guys, thinking of coffee? I offer!' opened the machine, took out the money and said to me 'choose' I choose, coffee, he put back money and the same for my bf and said 'Have a nice trip guys!' :) He was looking after those machines! It's only one episode, but people in Venice were extremely friendly.
See the San Marco...
See the San Marco Piazza......The construction of the Basilica began in the 9th century,when two Venetian merchants stole St Mark's remains from Alexandria and hid them in a barrel of pork to sneak past Arab officials.
The Basilica's main treasure is the Pala d'Oro that rest behind the altar Veneto-Byzantine Gold bas relief encrusted with over 3000 precious gems.
The GRAND CANAL Of Venice
Here's a glimpse of splendid Venetian houses along the GRAND CANAL.
The Grand Canal serves as the main street of Venice and is lined with some 200 palaces (no kidding) built between the 12th and 18th centuries.
Venetian Cats (I&V)
Although the most of the people consider pigeons to be the most popular Venetian "pets", reality is different – Venice is the kingdom of cats. They were loved because they used to help people fight mice and rats – disease carriers. Now they are only beauties enjoying their Venice.
Being the persons who love cats and live with one, we have made many photos of cats all over Venice – enough, at least for one travelogue.