Once upon a time in Venice...
Updated: Sep 6, 2019
As a teenager, I used to keep a journal where I'd write about places I'd love to go to. One of the first places that I eagerly wished to see at least ONCE in my life, was Venice, Italy.
Thanks to my wonderful travel companion, and the best husband EVER, I got a chance to travel there and knocked it off of my bucket-list!
Venice, also known as "Venezia" is one of the most popular tourist places located in Italy of Europe.
Situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, the Island of Venice stands as the most beautiful of them all.
Did you know?
In the year 2016, Venice was ranked the most beautiful city in the world!
The most celebrated feature of this Italian city, is the art, and architecture.This city is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by 409 bridges.
In the old center, the canals serve the function of roads, and almost every form of transport is on water or on foot. From water buses, to water taxis, everything is water! (Except the walkways of course!). Here's a glimpse of what we've experienced:
Our flight to Venice, was absolutely breathtaking as we got to view the alps on the way, and also see how beautiful the island looks from an airplane.
Since Venice is an Island completely surrounded and consisting of a water body, the Marco Polo airport (located on the mainland away from the Island) is so close to water, that it looked as if we would land in water!
We chose to stay at "Camping Village Jolly"- A hotel and campground on the mainland away from the island.
Located just a few minutes away from the Island, this place offers essential home comforts, with completely furnished and equipped bungalows and mobile homes for two to four people, set carefully amidst the surrounding nature.
They also have the facility of arranging private shuttle buses to Venice, which is only 10 minutes away from the camp.
This was the cabin we were offered to stay in, which was completely worth it!
The small, compact yet comfortable space makes it totally worthwhile with the privacy, the grand amenities such as the central restaurant, grocery store, swimming pool and bar, make it worth absolutely every penny!
Exploring the Island of Venice...
Le Mercerie, also known as the shopping street of the Island of Venice, this place consists of various stores to shop in! The most commonly sold goods, apart from souvenirs, are glassware and glass made jewelry, as Murano- the Island having a glass factory, is famous for the production of beautiful glassware.
There are also stores where Venetian masks of various beautiful designs are sold.
Water Buses or Ferry's are easily accessible through day-passes for a small amount which you can use throughout the day for water buses on the Island or normal city buses on the mainland. There are also private & Semi-private Gondola's available throughout the island.
Here are some of the pictures we managed to click while walking around the island.
A Trip to MURANO...
The island of Murano is located a few miles away from the island of Venice and can be visited by hopping on to a water bus (Ferry). Thanks to Google-Maps, we managed to get there with ease!
Murano Island is prominently known for it's long-time tradition of glass-making. Many tourists travel by ferry to this island to explore the mesmerizing Museo del Vetro (Museum of Glass) which exhibits the history of glass-making going back centuries from our time! From the basics of how glass is made, to every artifact, and colorful pieces of art made from glass. It is definitely worth visiting and exploring, especially if you have an eye for art!
The weather was so lovely, peaceful, cool, and cooperative enough for us to explore the island and Museum at ease.
Glassware made from the island of Murano
We bought a couple of rings, bracelets, and lockets with our initials, made of glass!
Lido for the Beach!
This beautiful beach was located miles away from Venice Island on an Island called "Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta" also known as "Lido" . 2 hours of standing in crowded water buses, and 3 miles of walking later. This looked like heaven, and totally worth all that struggle!
(Captured in portrait mode on iPhone SE)
Long story short, I fell in love with Venice, and can never forget the beautiful memories exploring the city!
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