"Quiet Nights,Beautiful Sights...Venice" Venice by travelgourmet

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Overwhelming Charm

Cruising into Venice is about the only way to get to St. Marks Square from a tourist's viewpoint. No matter how you arrive, via plane, train, car, or boat, you will eventually have to go by water to get there. What an entrance!
The sight before you is one that is hard to equal anywhere in the world. The overwhelming charm of water meeting buildings of exquisite design and magnitude is beyond words. You must personally experience the splendor of colors before you to understand the feeling. Don't forget to visit two of the neighboring Islands, Murano (Venetian glass) and Burano ( handmade lace and colorful homes), both a short vaporetto ride away. My wife's favorite city in the world. Well, maybe Paris or Rome might be right up there, as well.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Venice offers many wonderful sights in a compact area.
  • Cons:the water has an off odor in the canals.
  • In a nutshell:One of the most romantic cities in the world
  • Last visit to Venice: Jun 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    Thank you Larry for a little page about your wife's favorite city! It brought memory about my short visit there 15 years ago...

  • Danalia's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    It is more then romantic, it is beautiful ,and its make you go and buy a flight ticket right now!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2009 at 5:37 AM

    Great photos!! So many delights in one city! Hope to be sailing from there next summer!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    You very well transmit in your page the magic side of Venice and Burano. Believe it or not, I have not (yet!) been to Venice but will for sure follow you among the canals, on a gondola!

  • nichole_521's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    I remember getting off the train in Venice and thinking oh my goodness, this is like a movie. It was so surreal. Lovely pages, lovely pictures. :)

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    I love your writing style Larry! You make this city come alive...I can't wait to go!! Burano indeed looks colourful!...and your romantic gondola write up definately makes me want to do that too! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • Herkbert's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Larry, Very nice Venice pages and pics..

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2006 at 1:41 PM

    Beautiful Venice - good info and perfect picturing.


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