52 Fontanka

I traveled abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, for five months in 1998.


52 Fontanka

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by FONTANKA on July 13, 2003

One of the best things always said about St. Petersburg are the summer white nights. I only experienced a few weeks of them and I wish I had stayed the summer.${QuickSuggestions} Stay with a host family if possible, or somehow get inside the homes of the locals. ${BestWay} Be prepared to walk a lot and learn the public transportation system: metro, buses and tram.

Hermitage

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by FONTANKA on July 13, 2003

The Hermitage is truly the most amazing museum I have ever been to. Put on strong walking shoes and prepare to spend the day. It's full of Russian art and artifacts throughout the ages and recreates the Winter Palace that the tsars and their families lived in up until the Russian Revolution.
Winter Palace/State Hermitage Museum
Palace Embankment, On The Neva River
St. Petersburg, Russia

A run along the Neva

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by FONTANKA on July 13, 2003

Start off on at the corner of Fontanka and Nevsky Prospect and follow the Neva River running away from downtown. Enjoy views of ancient churches and the beautiful architecture of Peter the Great's time. It's a relatively flat course and, providing there wasn't just a huge snowstorm, ample sidewalk room for a decent morning run.
A run along the Neva
Fontanka Street
St. Petersburg, Russia

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