Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Venice Over the Sea

Venice is a small city located in the north of Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Venice is part of small islands linked by bridges. From the airplane you could see the highway bridge that would lead to the city. Once there, there would be no other kind of transportation to take people from one point to another, expect taxi- boats and gondolas. There was of course a more primitive way to go around the city, one that I am very fond of… walking J
The gondolas would take people through the canals and the boats could carry people from one island to the other, such as going from Venice to Murano and Burano with a taxi- boat, you can check that adventure right here.  One of the reasons why the city has no other kind of transportation is because it was built over the water, making it quite impressive with its architecture and narrow streets.
Venice is divided by 6 villas or areas, called sestieri. All maps of Venice will show these 6 sestieri. The sestieri are Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo, Santa Croce. You can walk from one sestieri to the other, the maps are very easy to follow, of course you can also take the gondola if you get tired of walking. There are many of them going around with tourists, I wonder if there are any gondola traffic jams, with the amount of tourists visiting and going on them, I didn’t witness any kind of traffic jam, but that would be very funny! J

The amazing thing about this city is the way it was constructed, it has its own personality. The architecture of the Piazza de San Marco and the bridges are amazing. Its alive day n’ night and as I said in previous posts, I think it is important to see a city by day and by night and appreciate it for what it is. 

The food is amazing! One should definitely try as much as possible, the pasta, the polenta, the pizzas, ice creams that have intense flavors and the Aperol and Campari Spritz drinks that are typical of a sunny holiday. And if you can and know, try to speak the language using your hands at the same time, it’s fun and you can actually learn something about the culture!

Thank you! J