Phlog: The City of Water

Visiting the “City of Water” is one of the best short travel experience in my life so far. It was somehow a fulfillment to my craving soul, longing to capture the enigmatic beauty that lies behind the floating city. I felt tremendously amaze by how it was built as I imagine the laborious work exerted back during the time of construction. With the wonderful scenery and spectacular landscape from different angle, due to slim time, I missed some interesting places which would probably suggest that I will have to come back again.

Where to stay: Alla Torre (booked from Booking.com) – 15 mins walk from Sta. Lucia train station on Cannaregio District. Newly renovated apartment with the touch of modern Italian design and furniture. Clean and quiet. The apartment is run by a mother and son.                                               Contact: Andrea +39 331 1029200 – the young Andrea is very helpful and accommodating.

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Where to dine: With the complete set in the kitchen of Alla Torre apartment, buy healthy raw foods from a nearby supermarket and cook on your own. It saves money and it is healthy too. Don’t forget to grab a local-made wine to complete your Venice dinner experience.

Activity: Strolling, Island hopping, Sightseeing, Gondola Ride

Place of interests: San Marco Square, Murano Island, Grand Canal, etc.

Here are some of the captured images from my visit.

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Canal at Cannaregio district

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View from San Marco square

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Streets and alleyways

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Gondolas are everywhere

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San Marco Cathedral and the square

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A Gondolier singing while holding the oar

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Grand Canal during peak hours

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Another shot of the Grand Canal

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Colorful houses

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Venice is also known for elaborate mask festival during the Carnival 

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and gorgeous arts

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Seems like everything here is floating

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Narrow canals of Murano island

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Murano is renowned for as a worldwide manufacturer of glass

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Colorful houses are designed so that fishermen could see the island during storm

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Venetian window

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Another shot of Murano streets and canal

 

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