Oh beautiful Venice, I don’t think there is another Italian city that breathes more glamour than you. No wonder George and Amal Clooney decided to get married here! Although I do think the extravagant millionaire yachts look rather out of place in this picturesque city.
This highly photogenic city is of course most famous for its winding canals that form the throbbing heart of the city. Besides the iconic gondoliers and Venetian masks, Venice is also home to some of the world’s most famous sights. It is filled with grand palazzos, often transformed into elegant museums.
But nothing beats the grandeur of the San Marco Basilica that stands proud in the heart of the city. And just round the corner from there you’ll find the Bridge of Sighs. While its name sounds rather romantic, it refers to something far grimmer. According to legend, prisoners would catch their last glimpse of Venice whilst walking over this bridge towards their unfortunate death. Taking in the last views of the city’s beauty, they couldn’t help themselves from sighing.
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Over the years I have visited several Italian cities, mostly across Tuscany. I found that Venice is a great city to have a wander and completely lose your sense of direction. (Which comes quite natural to anyway.) Don’t mistake small alley streets for dead ends. You’ll be surprised to find a big square or main street when you turn the corner! This blog post is a mini photo report of my stay in Venice in July 2016 together with hubby.
No doubt you’ll pay the glorious San Marco basilica a visit during your Venice trip. I admired it from a distance as it was far too busy around the cathedral to my taste. However, when it comes to extraordinary architecture, the spiral staircase of Scala Contarini del Bovolo deserves a special mention. It might be a bit tricky to find (it took us an hour!), but it’s definitely worth the struggle. Let me make things slightly easier for you and reveal its location. It’s through a very inconspicuous alley just off Calle Locande near Campo Manin.
Have you ever been to Venice? What did you enjoy most about this city?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Zarina xx