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This page I want to take you on a photo tour through Venice. Venice is a city you have to feel, you have to see, and absorb, before you understand its beauty. I cannot give you all that on my travel page, but I try to give you a little bit of how I felt while I was in Venice.
So please come and walk with me through Venice.... mmmmmm, or should I say 'get lost in Venice'. Because that is what you should do. Throw away the map you've got, and just start walking. Stroll through the little street, soaking in the sights, the old houses, canals, boats, sounds, and oh so beautiful squares.... Sometimes you get into a dead end street, but don't worry, and just turn back and take another little street, and be surprised again what beauty lies around the next corner. And don't worry for not finding the way back at the end of the day; because somehow, you will always find your way back.
Shopping on the Rialto
Favorite thing: It can be a major tourist trap, but this is THE place for buying all kinds of souvenirs to take back home. I was able to buy glass pens with small ink bottles for less than $10. I also found black and white postcards of a fire at La Fenice theater (which keeps burning down!)
In the morning you can buy food at the markets here, which has been here for ages!
Favorite thing: The best thing is to take a trip down the Grand Canal and saok in the beauty! There is nothing in then world like approaching the Rialto Bridge--you can't believe it's true! Or seeing Santa Maria della Salute.. I could go on and on.....
Favorite thing: Venice is divided up into sestieri, or neighborhoods. Try to get lost (if you have the time!) --you will know where you are by the piazza you are standing in. Our favorite neighborhoods are Cannaregio, San Polo, Castello, and we always ended up eating at Campo Santa Margherita at Antico Capon for pizza. Don't ask for directions, because you will not find an address by "house number and street". Instead, look for the sestiere or campo (square) to figure out your whereabouts. Oh, and the signs with arrows pointing you to Rialto or San Marco may not help, either. We saw arrows for Rialto pointing left and right--go figure!
Fondest memory: This is a major landmark in Venice. The Rialto Bridge spans across the Grand Canal and is heavily used by many pedestrians to cross from one side to the other. On the bridge itself there are a lot of shops and stands that sell gifts and souvenirs. The bridge can become crowded at times.
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Favorite thing: If you like bridges and water you will love Venice. We got lost a couple of times and it was up the bridge and down the bridge and up, well you get it.
Fondest memory: I love these collored piers, there are many in different colors. I do not know what symbols the colors are for if any but I think they are great.
Favorite thing: We walked over this one many times... ;)
The bridges in Venice are amazing...they are everywhere and each one has it's own character...
I really loved not having to look for cars while we were in Venice...what an amazing feeling... :)
Favorite thing: Visit the Rialto Bridge. It is lined with lots of little souviner shops.
Watch your things though because I was warned there are a lot of pickpockets in the area. Still, it was worth having a look at all the stuff there...
Favorite thing: Rialto Bridge is in the commercial and one of the oldest and busiest areas of Venice. The bridge was completed in 1588 and became the only way of crossing the Grand Canal until the Academia Bridge was built in 1854. The three-lane bridge has shops in the center lane where you can buy linens, Murano glass and other tourist items. You actually use up and down stairs to traverse the bridge. It’s a great spot to take your photos of the Grand Canal and at night it’s a great spot to see the twinkling lights of the city.
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Venice.. is it really romantic?
Favorite thing: This thought was always in my mind while we were there...And I think I know the answer..
YES there is something magic about this place!!
But you have to be in-love and everything is magical then anyway!!!
Every step of mine was romantic and full of love because I was next to that man...
It couldn't be a better gift (except the whole trip there)!!!
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Three Bridges Alone Arch the Grand Canal
Favorite thing: Venice has only three bridges that arch the Grand Canal: the station bridge near the rail station, the famous Rialto midway along the canal, and the last-added Accademia Bridge, so named for the nearby art academy. The last bridge seems almost a replica of Rialto except that instead of stone it is composed of wood, which makes it seem a little more old-fashioned than the former. The views looking east from the Accademia Bridge encompass Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the lagoon.
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Favorite thing: The most famous bridge in three bridges of great canal. built in 16 century, a marble arch bridge. Many stores on it, but build at the centre of bridge: diffrent from the Old Bridge of Florence.
There is an open air restaurant at the west end of bridge. People are coming and going in great number and I was walking among them.
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Ponte dei Sospiri
Favorite thing: Ponte dei Sospiri
It means Bridge of Sighs in English.
The bridge connects the Palazzo Ducale to Venice's old prisons, a thoroughfare for prisoners being led to the dungeons.
Go on the canal ride.
Fondest memory: Seen the real old Bridge call the the Ponte Rialto,
This was Marco Pole's work of art.
Only kind in the world.
When he sailed toward fare east aiming for Japan, he came ashore in Chian, That's where he learned about this bridge.
The Chinese called it the Rainbow Bridge.
Here is a photo, enjoy it.
Any one who loves shopping this is one of the bridges you can happliy enjoy shopping.
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