Venezia - the floating city

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Well, this is a shame. I just have time to post our travel story trip to Italy. I have planned and designed this holiday months before my wife came from Indonesia. We just got lucky because Ryan Air launched a promo only 7 € to Venice. In total, I paid about 60 € go and back for all three of us.

So here the story goes…

On Thursday 17.02.2011, Ryan Air brought us to Venice in time. Approximately one hour 30 minutes we landed in Treviso, a connecting airport to Venice. From here we took a bus heading to Venice with ticket costs 5 €/ person. About an hour finally arrived in Venice.

SO here we were, on the Venice city. A city which was built on 117 small islands, about 150 canals flow through the city centre, and about 400 bridges spanning over the channel. Here you MUST use your foot, because all the city's main sights are within walking distance of each other. Or you can use Pavaretto or water bus.

We stayed at Hotel Airone which is not far from the bus and train station. We discovered Venice only two days. Yes, it was really a short time for this a romantic city. Therefore, we were really used every time we could to explore it.

Rialto the Grand Canal was our first destination. There are four bridges spanning the Grand Canal and Rialto is the oldest bridge, which separate two districts, San Marco and San Polo.
The Rialto was initially built in 1181 and completed with a stone structure in 1591. It is design by Antonio de Ponte, thus this bridge also known as Ponte di Rialto.


Next is the most famous place in this city, Piazza San Marco. Here we enjoyed the architecture of Basilica San Marco, The Campanile, Procuratie Vecchie, and of course the Piazza itself. Not far from here, The Libreria and numbers of Gondola are standing by for the visitor.

Two days was just not enough…


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It's me Hawis. I am Indonesian. Traveling is one of my hobby that always makes me addicted. Explore new area and traditions, culinary, architectures, whether done personally alias from own pocket or the demands of work, always a thing that I grateful. I am so happy because my wife also has the same passion. Through this blog, I will share my travel notes, events, tips and tricks and fun stories in it. Some previous stories still in Bahasa Indonesia, but you can translate it into your language. Well, as an amateur photographer, I am so excited to freeze every moment. Then, my notes and photos can speak up to you. Just enjoy! BLOG TIL YOU DROP..
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