One weekend in Venice in February 2012, still a little bit coolly, but full charm!
My daughter and I we spend our last weekend in Venice with my NOYTUBE BFF Dana and with her daughter too. We explored the main attractions — St. Mark’s Square. We did a gondola ride, enjoyed gelato!
We dined sumptuously and sucked up every moment in this oh-so-beautiful place. Make some shopping, moments which my daughter and I love most. The rest of the story is told in the photographs that follows.
This was my daughter’s dinner Tagliatelle a la Bolognese, before we took the ride of ferry boat from venice to Punta Sabbioni. Porta Sabiona, from here one takes the public means of transport like motor boats and – boats, which bring one directly to the Markusplatz. Departure every 30 minutes. Who would like to take a vacation time for it, a ship already mounts Cavallino in Treporti at the peninsula. From there one brings you also to the islands of San Francesco del Deserto, Burano, Torcello and Murano. They cannot miss the ship stop on Punta Sabbioni. If you with the car journeys drive you a long long road dead-straight on it too.
This time of year, Venice becomes a place where you can become a different person and have a different personality by wearing a mask. People dress up from head to toe in costume and elaborate masks and walk around the city.
We had free time to explore the canals, and stop in some mask shops before we met back up with the whole group with the ferryboat!
Venice is an ideal city to walk in. Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. The Basilica de San Marco one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world!
St. Mark’s Square or piazza San Marco, Italy is one of the world’s most famous squares. The Ponte di Rialto or Rialto bridge has achieve iconic status in a city well known for incredible sights. Rialto Bridge in Venice was the only of its kind to cross the Grand Canal. Nowadays it stands alongside St. Mark’s square as a top Venice attraction, ferrying most every tourist in the city across its stony backside, just like us.
When most people think of Venice, they think of gondola rides. And if you just think about them in the abstract, they sound like they’d be dreamy and romantic, right? That it’s absolutely one of those things you “have to” do when you’re in Venice, so we did!
Going on a gondola ride in Venice is magical, especially going through the tiny canals and ending up in the main river.
For us, riding a gondola in Venice is the kind of thing that made our trip to the canal city complete. Seeing that romantic connotations associated with a gondola ride in Venice – one time of day or in one part of the city was a very different experience than other times or from other places.