the floating land
24.08.2007 - 24.08.2007
I feel it is like a magic. Stay in the island surrounded by water and sea with exotic views, buildings, churches, tower. Very beautiful. The city of venezia is quite far especially if you start from western part of Italy, such as Torino. It took around 6 hours by regional train but can be shorter if you use inter-city train or high speed train, such as alta velocita. But it is worthed to come here.
Arrieved at san lucia station, you will be directly served a water panoramic view. To go around, you can use boat, gondola, or just walking. Oke, do like this, first use the boat to go to the piazza di san marco which is the center of the city. The prize boat is 6 euro for one time trip. It will be more expensive for one day ticket. Don't be surprize with the crowded of the piazza san marco. You will see a lot of people with pigeons everywhere. In this square, there is the catedral of venezia which you can go inside for free. The catedral is really nice, the sytle is quite different from others among italian churches. But for sure, the queing is very long, be patien for that. The square is quite big, surround with old black building and cafes. Don't ask the price of the food or drink, it will be quite expensive^^. Near the squire, behind the church, there is a place to jail people who did some criminals. They place if near the square in order to make easier if those people should be killed in the squre. The building and the square is connected by a small bridge to give a chance to see the view of venezia for the last time.
Don't forget to try the gondola. If you think that is too expensive to rent a gondola for your self, you can try gondola just for moving peole from one island to another which is only 2.5 euro (if i am not wrong). That is just across a river and used by venezian people for transportation.
Some places are also nice, such as ponte di vecchio which sell original-venezian ascessoris. Near there, there is a traditional marker that you can buy presents with cheaper price. Oke, having a cup of cappucino is recommended to feel and breath the weather of venezia. 3 euro is expensive but acceptable for that..