Visiting Rome is on our bucket list and this summer holidays we decided to make a trip there. Our first destination was Venice and we gave it 2 full days. We landed in Marco Polo airport after flying from Bangalore for about 9 hours. Since Europe is behind India, we were gaining a few hours. Immigration was a minute job at the Marco polo airport. Never had it done so fast, anywhere, so far. Already, mighty impressed.
Even though water taxis are quite expensive, we opted for it because of the luggage and 2 kids. I had booked a family run B&B in Ca’Arco Antico in San Polo, to get the authentic venetian experience. This place is so close to San Marco square and also to the Rialto bridge. There is also a vaporetto stop close by. Very convenient and I’d certainly recommend this place.
I think the gondoliers really take you for a ride! You may want to bargain and ask what places he is gonna take you, before you get in.
The view from the campanile is great.
If you have the time please go to the Murano island. Worth it! He made a beautiful horse in < 1 minute.
Again, if you have the time please go to the Burano island. We took the viator tour – Murano, Burano and Torcello tour.
This is a very pretty church. The above picture is not a painting. It is made of tiny mosaics. Blown away by the artistry.
We were in venice in the 4th week of March and that is considered to be off-peak. Still it was pretty crowded. I don’t know what the summer crowd will be like. Somewhere I read that it will be like locusts’ invasion. I think Spring is a good time to visit Venice. I am glad that Indian Summer and Europe’s spring coincide.
After having a great time in Venice, we took the eurostar train to move to Florence, our next stop.