Sunday, August 4, 2013

Piazza San Marco, Gondola, Hotel and Food, Venice / Venezia Italy 2013 威尼斯意大利自由行


After Rome, the next destination we went to Venice. A place that I have been dreaming to visit, Thanks to my sweet hubby fulfill my dream..

We decided to travel light to Venice. We left our big luggages in Hotel Adler Roma, and carry a hand bag and travel by flight to Venice. Take flight is about an hour, but if you take train, it take you 5hrs to arrive. We booked thru this local airline Alitalia , it cost about Euro50 per person ( I booked 1-2mths earlier, and it is cheaper than take train).

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The weather was not good when we arrived Venice airport (Venezia Marco Polo -airport code VCE), it was raining..This photo taken when we took water taxi to the main island of Venice.
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After an hour of journey, we started to see buildings, boats, gondola and bridges, and we feel excited now..
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This is Piazza San Marco, our hotel just located here
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We check in into Best Western Albergo San Marco hotel
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The room is slightly bigger than room in Rome. But this hotel location is good, just located at Piazza San Marco
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After check in to the hotel, luckily rain has stopped. Then we started to walk around at the Piazza San Marco..
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Those scene with gondola in TV travel show or book, now appear in front of me, feel so excited ^_^
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This is the famous Bridge of Sighs

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You can get these Venice masks at any of the souvenir shop here..But I did not get such big one, I am scaredy cat, scare to see them at night, hehehe..just bought the small fridge magnet only..
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A married couples ride on gondola..so romantic huh..
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A Gondolier with standard uniform . Thanks guy to allow me to take his photo!
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We chosen not to take gondola instead we discovered Venice by foot. A trip of gondola is not cheap!
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all walkway is narrow
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 Glass blowing..One of the item famous in Venice, Venetian glass.
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This is water taxi (vaporetto )
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We had a early dinner at this restaurant
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A plate of pasta is start from Euro 10 onwards..slightly expensive if compare to Rome (about Euro 8-9  onwards)..
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This is a very nice starter, Parma raw ham with Honeydew melon
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very thinly slice and salty of Parma ham with sweet melon, they are perfect . Don't miss to order this when you visit Italy..
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Very fresh and yummy seafood spaghetti
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I have been wanted to try this Squid Ink Spaghetti . The look is not good but surprise that the taste is good, no awful or fishy taste but very fresh seafood taste. Squid in Italian is called as "Seppia".
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we had tiramisu for dessert, not as nice as that one we had at Target restaurant Roma.
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Night scene at Piazza San Marco
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No business at night, a lonely gondolier !!
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24 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Good evening Sonia...

孤傲的王子 said...

the mask at 1st photo very nice!!!!!

Victoria Bakes said...

ur squid ink spaghetti looks (and must be) sumptuous

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

风景如画:)

Mel said...

It always feel great and exciting to visit places for the first time; its an eye opener for us.

Li Shuan said...

aiyo I missed out the squid ink spegetti ... I love Venice so much..it's such a beautiful city

Nieves d[^.^]b Mis chucherias said...

I love your blog, it's beautiful
thanks for sharing your photos and your recipes

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Beautiful pictures of Venice with the exotic cuisines. Glad to see that you had a wonderful time there.
Deepa

May Law said...

美丽的地方, 真是另人向往的地方!

xing hui said...

You are a good photographer, really enjoy looking at your photo.

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

You took really nice pictures of Venice and brought back my memories!! Italy is a beautiful country, so many lovely places to go and delicious food to eat :)

Mr Lonely said...

awh, itally, love those photos, thanks for sharing~

Regards, www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary)

Lite Home Bake said...

Beautiful photos, enjoyed browsing through. I have to agree with you, the masks are beautiful but there's a mysterious feel to them, can be scary at times :)

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia姐姐的旅游拍摄一流!!!
=) 小莎要学习学习^^

Alan (travellingfoodies) said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. love the Venice scenes. Is Italy as unsafe as what has been reported? Heard that there are a lot of robberies and bag-snatching...

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, thanks for sharing the Venice photos, remind me of my Italy trip. During our gondola ride, we even paid the boat man to sing us a Italian love song, super got feel hahaha...

Yan said...

I fulfilled my dream through your dream !

Elaine said...

Good morning Ms Sonia,
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

Cecilia Yap said...

Beautiful photos and I like those masks. Venice is such a nice place to visit.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Oh Sonia! I want my hubby to take me to Italy! We've been talking about it for years but with the kids (and grandparents not around in the same country) it's been really hard to plan...unless we take the kids with us. I truly enjoyed your post and pictures!

cquek said...

I get a lovely sense of tranquility from these photographs. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

So many great photos here! The palma ham that is selling here ranges from afforadable price to very expensive. I saw a local deli selling for like aud$80 per kg!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Sonia, I was there 2 years back and your post brings back lots of memories!

Anne Regalado said...

Beautiful photos , Sonia ! The food photos especially ;D I'm salivating at the thought of that squid ink pasta !

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