Getting Lost in Venice

Everyone needs to go to Venice at some point in their life. It is one of those cities that are so unique and special. You can read about it and see pictures or watch videos about it, but you will never be able to truly know about the city until you have been. 

It wasn’t exactly what I imagined it would be. Yes there were the Gondola’s, but they cost €80 for 20 minutes, and the sailors aren’t what they seem in the movies – we saw many of them chatting away on their cellphone while rowing guests along the canals. The main canals are even more crazy than I thought with boats whizzing around all over the place, I really was amazed that I didn’t see any accidents. 

The best part about Venice was getting lost. Wondering in between the alleys, finding the really small ones and coming across some of the most amazing sites. We found an old well, the typical Italian washing lines, old drinking taps, secret alleyways, old buildings, and the most picturesque canals. The small canals are the best, they are peaceful and quiet and so full of character.

Venice was just a day stop over while waiting to catch the night train to Vienna, so we really only had about 8 hours in the city. Those 8 hours were spent wondering around, buying big pizza slices and gelato and enjoying it on the street and then just sitting on the bank of one of the main canals and watching the action go by. Venice really is one of the best city’s to find a good spot and just people watch.

Here are a few snapshots of what we saw while getting lost in Venice.

One of the main canals in Venice

One of the main canals in Venice

Taking a Gondola ride through the canals

Taking a Gondola ride through the canals

One of the small and beautiful canals in Venice

One of the small and beautiful canals in Venice

Another one of the picturesque canals in Venice

Another one of the picturesque canals in Venice

A look at the typical Venician buildings

A look at the typical Venician buildings

The factory where Gondola's are made

The factory where Gondola’s are made

The big open canal separating the islands

The big open canal separating the islands

A fruit and vegetable market on a boat

A fruit and vegetable market on a boat

The typical Italian washing line over the streets

The typical Italian washing line over the streets

We wondered into this courtyard of these flats in Venice. Many of the buildings are really run down

We wondered into this courtyard of these flats in Venice. Many of the buildings are really run down

Munching on a big pizza slice. When in Italy, shove as much pizza in your face as you can!

Munching on a big pizza slice. When in Italy, shove as much pizza in your face as you can!

The traffic in Venice. Boats going in all directions and missing each other by inches at times

The traffic in Venice. Boats going in all directions and missing each other by inches at times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Getting Lost in Venice

  1. this post made me miss being in venice, although i must say that i was probably a bit disillusioned the first time i went there (or probably the rainy weather had something to do with it). i hope to go back there eventually and have a new set of memories! great photos!

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