Friday, August 10, 2012

Romantic Weekend in Venice, Italy


Venice, Italy has become everyone's dream to travel with their loved ones for their honeymoon vacations. Venice is highly visited by tourists more than the locals because of the characteristics as the romantic getaways for couples to shop, dine and ride on gondolas.

Venice is a very crowded place in the day but it becomes a "ghost" town in the evening. Accommodation is very pricey in Venice thus, you can consider staying  outside the popular landmark of St Mark Square. Transportation is not the major problem as you can ride on water buses or water taxis to St Mark Square. 

Searching for food isn't a major problem in Venice. There are many fine dinning restaurants but most of them are relatively costly. If you are looking for cheap  spaghetti, pizza and other kinds of food to fulfill your stomach then, you should visit Al Ponte Di Rialto Self Service Restaurant located along Grand Canal, before reaching Rialto Bridge.   

Riding on a gondola is the main activity to do in Venice. However, you must be alert while negotiating the price and length of the ride as the gondola ride can take up to 6 customers per ride. There are many "illegal" gondoliers and some of them work in a team to search for customers for gondola rides. It's advisable to search for gondoliers and negotiate for best rates at Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge.


Welcome to Venice, Italy
Welcome to Venice, Italy


Venetian Masks is the main feature durint the annual festival of the Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy
Venetian Masks is the main feature durint the annual festival of the Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy


Water buses and San Giogio in Venice, Italy
Water buses and San Giogio in Venice, Italy


Run down buildings and St Mark Square can be seen while riding on water buses or water taxis in Venice, Italy
Run down buildings and St Mark Square can be seen while riding on water buses or water taxis in Venice, Italy


The view of San Giorgio in front of St Mark Square in Venice, Italy on the top picture
The view of San Giorgio in front of St Mark Square in Venice, Italy on the top picture




St Mark Square and canals in Venice, Italy
St Mark Square and canals in Venice, Italy



From top left clockwise- Clock tower, Bell tower, St Mark Basilica and St Mark Square are the most popular landmarks which can be seen from the dock in Venice, Italy
From top left clockwise- Clock tower, Bell tower, St Mark Basilica and St Mark Square are the most popular landmarks which can be seen from the dock in Venice, Italy


St Mark Square was taken in the day and at night at Venice, Italy
St Mark Square was taken in the day and at night at Venice, Italy



Palazzo Ducale is a famous historic museum to see the masterpiece of Gothic architecture, paintings, the chamber halls and the prison cells in Venice, Italy
Palazzo Ducale is a famous historic museum to see the masterpiece of Gothic architecture, paintings, the chamber halls and the prison cells in Venice, Italy



Beautiful architectural design by Gothic in Palazzo Ducale which is a well-known landmark and the symbol of Venice's political system in Venice, Italy
Beautiful architectural design by Gothic in Palazzo Ducale which is a well-known landmark and the symbol of Venice's political system in Venice, Italy


Beautiful architectural design was taken from the balcony on the 1st floor in Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy
Beautiful architectural design was taken from the balcony on the 1st floor in Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy



The main area as you pass by the ticket entrance of Palazo Ducale in Venice, Italy
The main area as you pass by the ticket entrance of Palazo Ducale in Venice, Italy



Prison cells at the basement of Palazzo Ducale is one of the main attraction sites to visit besides the chamber halls, court and paintings in Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
Prison cells at the basement of Palazzo Ducale is one of the main attraction sites to visit besides the chamber halls, court and paintings in Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy


Shopping, dinning and riding on gondola are the main activities to do in Venice, Italy
Shopping, dinning and riding on gondola are the main activities to do in Venice, Italy


Gondolas and mini bridges along canals in Venice, Italy
Gondolas and mini bridges along canals in Venice, Italy


Bridges along the canal in Venice, Italy
Bridges along the canal in Venice, Italy


Grand Canals in Venice, Italy
Grand Canals in Venice, Italy


Shopping for souvenirs near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Shopping for souvenirs near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Narrow streets for shopping and dinning in Venice, Italy
Narrow streets for shopping and dinning in Venice, Italy


More narrow streets for shopping and dinning can be seen in Venice, Italy
More narrow streets for shopping and dinning can be seen in Venice, Italy


Gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


More gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
More gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


Rialto Bridge at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Rialto Bridge at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


Photo 1- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 1- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 2- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 2- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 3 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 3 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 4 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 4 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


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