Venice Journals

A Visit to Venice

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A travel journal to Venice by Jodeci527

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Quote: An Independent backpacking trip to the Floating City of Venice

Taking the Night Train to Venice

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After spending a wonderful day I Rome, I went to the Roma Termini Train Station to buy a ticket to Venice for the next day. After entering my information on the automated machine, I realized that I had two options. I could stick to my plan and buy a ticket for the following day priced at 75 euros, or I could take an overnight train at a ridiculously low price of 32.50 Euros. Since my accomodation in Rome was only 20 Euros, I decided to take the overnight train, therefore saving myself over 22 Euros.After organizing my luggage, I arrived at the train station about an hour ahead of the departure time. I spent a while browsing through several stores and found myself thinking that Roma Termini...Read More

ABC: About Bridges & Canals

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A Massive Bridge in Venice Photo, Venice, Italy
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It's no secret that Venice is the home to some of the most spectacular architectural sites of the Old World. Italy on a whole is brimming with ancient statues, magnificent arches and various memorials for persons who have made a considerable contribution to the nation. Even though the entire city of Venice is a historical wonderland, the hundreds of bridges and canals are one of the major attractions it offers.The bridges and canals link together over 100 separate islands and islets, which create the floating city which we all know and love. While the canals by themselves aren't spectacular with their murky waters, coupled with the many bridges and ancient buildings found on their banks, t...Read More

Venice Via Vaporetto

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Vaporetto in Venice Photo, Venice, Italy
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The canals of Venice are some of the most famous waterways of the world. Most visitors aspire to spend some time sailing on the canals, usually by way of the beautiful gondolas. These traditional Venetian boats float about the city, providing spectacular views which can't be witnessed from land. The gondola rides however are shockingly expensive and while I'm sure that it's an experience of a lifetime, with tours starting from 80 euros for less than an hour of sailing time, it simply wasn't affordable.For budget minded travellers however, this doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the floating city for less. There's a public water transportation system using a small boat known as a vaporetto,...Read More

Getting Lost in Venice

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Residential Area in Venice Photo, Venice, Italy
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There's something which occurs quite often in Venice, but not many people want to admit it. I guess it's a bit embarrassing for persons to admit that they're not quite the super travelers which their peers think them to be, but it happens. It's very easy to get lost in Venice and thousands of travelers experience this every year.Yes, there are signs plastered everywhere for visitors who prefer to walk their way around the floating city by means of bridges. These signs indicate for tourists to turn right or left at the end of an alley, while being shepherded in the right direction. However, these signs aren't around every corner, and this is where the opportunity presents itself to get lost...Read More

The Rialto Market

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Attraction | "The Market Scene in Venice"

The Rialto Market Photo, Venice, Italy
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The Rialto Market is a part of Venetian culture which all visitors can be a part of. Most mornings, farmers bring crates of their best garden produce, fishermen display the catch of the day and chefs and housewives come out in their numbers to fill their baskets with the very best of the lot. The Rialto Market has been in existence for centuries, and I was really pleased at the chance to encounter a live part of Italian history.The market area consisted of many small tents or large awnings beneath which countless tables were aligned. On these tables were hundreds to thousands of colourful crates, packed to the brim with the local harvest of the day. Everything from dark eggplants to vibran...Read More

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The Rialto Market
Campo San Giacomo, Campo della Pescheria
Venice, Italy