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Gravesend, United Kingdom
September 20, 2012
From journal The most beautiful city in the world.
Moscow, Moskva, Russia
July 20, 2010
From journal The Souls of Venice
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
October 2, 2008
From journal 3 Nights in Venice
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
February 24, 2007
From journal We Open In Venice...
Cary, North Carolina
July 1, 2004
From journal Ahhhh, Venice!
by Muted Prophet
July 14, 2007
From journal Mamma Mia! - It's Venice!
los angeles, California
May 9, 2005
First of all, buy some food and feed the pigeons. You won't be able to help giggling as the birds swarm around you! (It's also probably the cheapest thing you'll do during your stay!)
Second, take the elevator to the top of the campanille. The view is AMAZING! You get a 360-degree view of the tiled rooftops and intricate canal system of Venice, as well as the surrounding sea and islands. It's a great place to take a breather and take it all in. It's also a great way to START your visit and exporation of Venice because it gives you a wonderful perspective of the city's layout.
Third, come back at night, when the orchestras are playing, and have some gelato. Truly, you will feel like you are in heaven. It's pure magic!
Certainly, on every vacation, you can't do everything. We chose do skip the Doge's Palace, although we did get an inside peek of beautiful St. Mark's Basilica. If you have time, go in the morning because the line won't be as long and you won't get as hot dressing appropriately. They are very strict--knees and shoulders MUST be covered or they turn you away, even if you've been standing in the long line.
From journal Magical Venice
January 3, 2006
From journal Of Carnivals and Gondolas
Oak Hill, Virginia
June 15, 2004
Venice was busy. There were more people than we expected milling around the San Marcos Square. We were very surprised, considering that the only things to do in the square was feed the pigeons, see a church, and listen to the symphony. We had some gelato, took pictures with a couple of members of the Budapest Olympic team, and milled about with the rest of the tourists. We did a little shopping in the alleyways, and got some pizza. The pizza was far better than in Rome, I might add, and we called it a day.
And, for those who might wonder, it didn’t smell at all!
From journal A Tour of Italy
May 23, 2004
So, for every person covered in pigeons, there is a photographer or two capturing the moment. Also, people are wandering around with their cameras held up to their faces, stepping backwards vainly trying to get the whole Basilica in their viewfinder, and frequently bumping into other people. I can hardly imagine more chaos, but surely high season turns this square into a sea of people.
While in the square, a man presented me with his digicam and asked me to take a picture of him. I took a picture of him in the square, showed it to him, and he complained "no bird." Okay, I said. I told him to put his back to the Basilica so as to make a pretty picture and I'd try again. I shoot him with the lovely background and he tells me "no bird - I want bird on head." I'm not sure if this is going to work without feeding the pigeons, considering his competition. I tell him my girlfriend is a pro photographer and will give it a try. She carefully frames him in the picture, putting him at the lower left with the beautiful Basilica behind him. He see the picture and says "No bird. Also, I do not know if you know this simple rule of photography. Person should always be at center of picture." Okay, we are sorry, we tell him. We both give up at creating that perfect photograph.
From journal The Other Side of Venice