Venice, the City of Waters

Here (below photo) starts our (mine and hubby’s) Venice adventure.  We dropped off at the Cannaregio, the district most convenient as a base for those who arrive by car or train, as both the garage and the station are just minutes away on foot from any part of the sestiere (district).

Venice . gondolas, canal, hotel
boats and those

They say (Venetians) that this area closely resemble the Venice of old. Upon getting off the bus, one could easily see the charm the city has been known for. Basking in the glory of Grand Canal palaces, geniusly engineered architecture and a unique form of transportation, you would want to go and walk as much and experience the magic thriving in it since long ago.

Venice - hotel by the canal
full water

Don’t be fooled, it may seem a small city but is not. A half-day isn’t enough to tour around all the districts.

Water transportation starts then and there. It’s one good reason that the city’s air is less polluted; unfortunately to the water’s trepidation. We got ready to enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys, canals and delicate bridges…unexpectedly we got lost but quite a beautiful experience too. Getting lost and looking for the right path back is wonderful if you’re with someone you trust. At the end of it all, you’ll find yourselves in awe of this wonderful city built on a lagoon.

Venice - canal and gondolas

This is an old post dug from my archives. More posts about Venice are scheduled. If you need some travel inspirations or ideas especially in other regions, check out for some destinations advice. They also have great discount on flights and tours. Related posts and more photos of Venice here.


26 thoughts on “Venice, the City of Waters

  1. oh wow ! what a lovely city 🙂 hubby and i are hoping to visit Europe next year. i’m putting Venice on my to-visit list 🙂

    thanks for visiting my ANOTHER FUN-FILLED AND WET WEEKEND (from TT) and leaving a comment ^^

    see you around 😉

  2. What a must-see place. I hope someday, preferably next year, I could visit this place and take photos as much as i can. Visiting thru Tuesday Travels here.

  3. Venice– such a lovely watery paradise! I couldn’t get enough of my sister-in-law’s photos of their escapades there a couple years ago! Thanks for showing another angles of Venice! 🙂

    And thanks for visiting my not-so-wet entry but definitely fun and healthy! 🙂

  4. I’m drop-jawed! Love all the photos… postcard perfect and the story… parang I was reading a novel lang. So lucky you sis!! 😉 Keep counting your blessings!

    Thanks for visiting my TT entry 🙂

  5. I have always admired Italy. I will hopefully be able to travel abroad after my husband retires at 80 lol 🙂

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