Aesthetically Yours: Venice.
Euro Trip- 6
We reached Venice in afternoon by Train from Milan at St. Lucia Station. We were all tired after overnight journey but we freshened up and started our journey on foot to explore the city of Venice.
During our tour, we found out that Venice or Venezia comprises of 118 islands, 117 canals, and 409 bridges. It’s the only city in Europe which is functioning without any motorcars. The only mode of transport there is either on foot or water taxies. We were amazed by the local stalls of colorful masks obviously we couldn’t resist buying them.
We enjoyed Venice by taking the walk on the bridges, sitting on the squares and canal side with pizzas and chocolates. Got lost on the streets. Bargained and shopped with the local vendors. It was total fun.
How to Reach Venice?
Venice is accessible by flight, cruise or trains. It’s a very well connected city with all the international destinations on flights and trains both.
St Lucia Station is on the main island for train or Marco Polo International Airport which is well connected by local water taxies to the airport. You’ll fall in love with the organized water transportation system in Venice which is equally efficient as local metro connectivity in other cities.
Porters are also available if you have a lot of luggage but they’re costly so it’s advisable to carry minimum luggage while in Europe.
Try and reach the city in the daytime since at night poorly lit abandoned streets are not ideal to search for hotels. They are safe just a bit confusing.
What to visit?
- Piazza St Marco
- St. Mark’s Basilica
- Murano Island
- Burano Island
That’s all we could cover in a day. You could enjoy the laid-back beaches of Venice too.
Piazza St Marco with its clock tower is on the main street of Venice and with St Mark’s Basilica in the background far from the Square and it’s beautiful.
Murano & Burano Island requires a water ferry which takes around 15-20 minutes.
Murano Island is famous for its Glass work. Indeed the glass work is breathtaking. The fineness of work is awe inspiring. We roamed around the island then had our lunch there by the canal side café.
Did shopping n purchased gifts and souvenirs from shops, It was a totally amazing day.
Then we took a ride to Burano island which is famous for its lacework. But the moment I saw Burano only thing I could think of was its aesthetic beauty. Every house is of different eye-catching color. The whole city is an array of different colored yet similarly placed houses. It’s a sight to behold. The shops are full of colorful clothes, stoles, and souvenirs.
It seemed as if we were leaving a part of us behind in Venice, but we had miles to go before we sleep….
What to do in Venice?
- Sit canal side and wave at the water taxis
- Roan around and get lost on the streets of Venice
- Buy masks from local vendors
- Bargain a lot
- Enjoy canalside café
- Click pictures on bridges
- Gondola ride
And the many more endless things to do but these are a must.
A word of advice please wear comfortable shoes since a lot of walking is to be done in Europe.