Venice – Italy

Does it get any more romantic? I guess almost everyone reading this has been to or at least is planing a trip to Venice someday.  We encourage you to do it! It doesn’t matter how long or short your trip to Venice is or is going to be, from a weekend trip to a week or two, you’ll find plenty to see and do. going only for a weekend, we recommend you stick to the main city area with Piazza and Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Rialto bridge and the numerous and beautiful canals and also many architectural sights. Let us take you on a photographic trip to Venice.

To begin your trip to Venice properly, take a water taxi from the airport to the city, even if it is a bit pricey!

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Water taxi from airport
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View of San Giorgio Maggiore
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Arriving in Venice

Take your time and walk through the city’s labyrinth of streets, canals and bridges. A trip to Venice takes you on a journey back in history, a must for architecture lovers.

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View from Rialto bridge

Also don’t miss visiting the No. 1 attraction on your trip to Venice: Piazza San Marco and enter the Basilica and Campanile to have a magnificent view over the city. Be careful if you’re not into spending “a lot” of money for just a coffee and a glas of water (might get up to 50€), don’t sit down in one of the Cafes on the Piazza, especially when the live band is playing music, they charge you almost 15€ extra for the music!

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View on San Giorgio Maggiore from Campanile
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Basilica de San Marco
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Campanile
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View of Torre dell’Orologio from Campanile
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View on Piazza San Marco from Campanile
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Campanile
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View of the city from Basilica San Marco
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View on Scala Contarini del Bovolo from Basilica San Marco

Architecture lovers will find a weekend trip to Venice way too short. You can barely walk for a moment without being attracted to some historic building. We hope we could introduce some of the most famous in this post.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute
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Chiesa dell Santissimo Redentore

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Santa Maria Gloriosa

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We haven’t been in Venice for the carnival, but what we hear it is worth the experience.

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Typical venetian carnival mask

You can hardly resist getting in a Gondola and slowly cruise through the canals of Venice. This makes the trip to Venice a complete venetian experience.

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Don’t miss a Gondola ride
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Your Gondolieri

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Parking space in Venice

The canals are so variable, each one is worth a visit, which is barely possible.

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Canals of Venice

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And then there are the Windows. Be careful walking around the city and looking up for the windows. They are quite the attraction.

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Windows of Venice

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If you’re staying a bit longer on your trip to Venice, take a boat ride to the islands of Murano and Burano. Murano houses the handmade glas art and Burano beautiful colorful homes.

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Island of Murano – island of hand made Glas

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Upcoming in October this year, a separate post on Lido de Venezia (The island hosting the Venice movie festival)… join our next trip to Venice