Venezia

I spent two days in a floating city - its narrow streets a masquerade, its cobbles made of glass. Every step was a photograph, every turn a masterpiece.

Venice, by me

I’ve talked about about how I didn’t really like Rome, the first or second time I went. And I’ve talked about how I loved the Italian countryside. But what I haven’t told you yet, pets, is that there’s a city I did love in Italy.

Venice.

Venice is one of those incredible places where there is always so much to see. Not to visit, per se, since we saw most of the important places in two days, but to look at. You’re constantly surrounded by such beautiful things - from the museums to the masks in shop windows.

Venice is so unique. The streets are so small and narrow, the buildings are misshapen - leaning and jutting out. The canals are filled with gondolas and other boats and bridged by crosswalks. The water is teal green. I didn’t believe it. I asked if they dyed it that colour.

Venice at Night, by me

We went to nearly all the museums in Venice, and they’re all definitely worth seeing (you can also get a day pass that lets you into all of them for one price). But the most stunning part was definitely the Doge’s Palace. Every room was a masterpiece in itself, and then the walls were filled with some of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen (sadly, they don’t let you take pictures in there).

The Sistene Chapel’s got nothing on the ceilings of Venice.

Looking out from Venice by me

7 Comments

  • By Eleni, April 26, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    Ooh, Venice sounds lovely. And it’s so distinctive and unique because of its canals. I hope to go there some day.

    Hopefully the water is that color naturally, and not because of pollution.

  • By Wangari M., April 26, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    Wow now I want to be there right now. Never been to Italy but from what I’ve read here Venice and the Italian countryside are the places to be ;)

  • By andhari, April 29, 2010 @ 12:35 am

    I always wanna go to Venice. Sounds super romantic and artsy!

  • By S.I.F., April 29, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    SO beautiful! Venice has been on my list of places to go for such a long time… I’m insanely jealous!

  • By Emily Jane, April 29, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    Wow… it looks so incredibly beautiful and picturesque. It’s one of the places I want to visit most in the world!! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos :)

  • By Rachel Cotterill, April 29, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

    I haven’t been to Venice… I really must get around to it.

  • By Sebastian, May 1, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    Come now, the Sistine Chapel is pretty frackin’ stunning.

    But I agree, Venice had some great rooms too. I’m trying to remember what my favouritest room was. It was utterly huge… well-lit… maybe it was the Doge’s Palace.

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