The number one tip when visiting Venice

May 16, 2016  •  4 Comments

 

Venice is a unique and wonderful city for sure. There are lots of famous sights such as Piazza San Marco, Canal Grande, Rialto Bridge and much more. So what is this number one tip? I will tell you, stay tuned. But first lets take a look at some photos shall we?

When searching for a room in Venice we (my wife and I) wanted to stay in a beautiful but not too crowded (with tourists just like us...) area. We both prefer apartments with some space so we can do our things after strolling through the city. My thing is viewing and editing photos, making a backup and other photographer tasks. Wifey loves to plan the next day. So we went to Airbnb and found a very nice flat in the Cannaregio sestiere. Look at this surroundings:

Cannaregio sestiere Venice ItalyBeautiful VeniceColorful houses and a boat

Ponte delle Guglie Venice ItalyGuglie BridgeBeautiful Ponte delle Guglie

Wonderful, isn't it? Colorful, lively and not too crowded. We loved this place. Let's move on and discover wonderful Venice:

Campo di Ghetto Nuovo in Cannaregio Venice ItalyCampo di Ghetto NuovoWonderful place in the former Jewish Ghetto

This is Campo di Ghetto Nuovo in the former Venetian Ghetto

Gondolas in Venice ItalyAmazing GondolasCanal Rio di san Falice

Gorgeous Gondolas, Canal Rio di san Falice

Gondola and waiting Gondoliere in VeniceHow about a Gondola tour?Gondoliere waiting for customers

Waiting for customers

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto in VeniceWhat a wonderful watch...Beautiful old Venice

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto

Colorful houses at Canal Grande in VeniceBeautiful Venetian HousesCanal Grande

Building at the water of Canale Grande (Grand Canal)

Blue artwork made of Murano glass in Murano VeniceBlue glass and sky...Murano, Venice

Murano, the Venetian Island where the famous glass is made. And yes, this beautiful blue artwork is made of Murano Glass.

Tower and vineyard in Burano VeniceTower in VeniceLovely island Burano

Another famous Island in Venice is Burano, well known for the colorful houses.

Colorful houses in Burano Venice ItalyWonderful colored housesBurano, Venice

Colorful houses at the canal in Burano Venice ItalyColorful houses an the CanalBurano

As a photographer I absolutely loved this place, the colors are amazing!

Hey Matthias, this is really nice but what about this number one tip when visiting Venice?

Haha, yes, I promised you something in the beginning of this blogpost and here it is. It's so easy. And highly recommended:

Get lost.

Yes, just get lost. Enter one of the narrow alleys and just move on. Don't look where you are. Walk. And be filled with wonder. 5 minutes later you will have no idea where your are. But it will be wonderful where you are:

Venice ItalyQuiet and beautiful placeNumber one tip: get lost in Venice :-)

This is the lovely Rio di Santa Caterina Canal

O.K. you got lost now. For hours. So how to find back? Try studying the map (if you are really good with this, Venice is complicated to navigate). See if the GPS of your smartphone is working in the narrow streets. Just walk on and pay attention to the signs. There are many of them that show the way to the main attractions.

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Campanile and Doges Palace Venice ItalyVenice on a sunny day in springView towards Piazza San Marco from the water, Campanile and Doges Palace

Speaking of tourist attractions, there are some in the photo above... :-)

Piazza San Marco in Venice with Basilica and CampanileBreathtaking...World famous St Mark's Square

World famous Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) with Basilica and Campanile

Pink dressed girl and doves at Piazza San Marco VeniceFeeding the doves...Little girl in pink

Little pink dove whisperer talking to the pigeons at Piazza San Marco

Kids playing with bubbles at Campo San Giacomo di Rialto in VeniceHappy KidsCampo San Giacomo di Rialto

I hope you enjoyed our trip through Venice, let's end with this happy picture of the kids playing with bubbles at Campo San Giacomo di Rialto.

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Comments

4.Matthias Hauser Fotografie
Thanks a lot Melinda, much appreciated! It's hard not to take some good photos in lovely Venice... :-)
3.Melinda Stogsdill(non-registered)
Beautiful city! I love seeing Venice through your marvelous photos!
2.Matthias Hauser Fotografie
Thanks a lot for your nice comment Keith! Yes, this trip was amazing :-)
1.Keith Boone(non-registered)
Wonderful post Matthias! Great photos! I can tell you enjoyed the trip :)
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