Saturday, September 14, 2013

Canal Grande, Ponte di Rialto, Train station Venezia Santa Lucia, Venice / Venezia Italy 2013 威尼斯意大利自由行

I have to quickly update the Italy travel post, as my memory started to fade out..since this trip was in Apr 2013.
We only stayed one night at Venice (because too many places to visit ^_^). The next morning, we dropped the idea of travel to nearby island like Burano island (colourful painted houses) and Murano island ( famous of glass making). Instead we chosen to explore this beautiful island by foot.
 
The black arrow shown we walked from where we stayed (Piazza San Marco) to train station Santa Lucia, took us 1hour. My hubby just referring to a map and he seem has good sense of direction..We crossed many bridges and walked thru many small lanes..A nice way to see the real Venice..

 
Actually we woke up around 6am as we was thinking to see sunrise, unfortunately that morning was raining..Anyway we managed to see an empty of Piazza San Marco without a single tourist..

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empty corridor..
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no gondola and tourist

 
After we checked out the hotel, we have last walked at Piazza San Marco area..
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We started our walk to train station. This is how they transport the goods. I advise you not to carry big luggage to explore this island..
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road name is painted on the wall
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This is Ponte di Rialto
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we saw many shops along the walk, this is a sourvenir shop
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Canal Grande
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Biscuit and sweet shop, see the difference flavours of meringue..
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 a famous shop selling apron..
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we continue our walked..

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Finally we reached train station after 1hr of walk..
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surrounding at train station
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this was the speed train we boarded..
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Nice and clean sitting

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pass by a lot of vineyards

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and we reached Florence or Firenze , another beautiful city, stay tuned for my next update..
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12 comments:

cquek said...

can i travel with u .

vi said...

what magnificent buildings. i like the picture with the lamp-post. you can turn that into a postcard

Lite Home Bake said...

Especially love the photos of the empty Piazza San Marco! A rare sight, beautiful!

Sokehah Cheah said...

Your pictures reminded me of my trip to Venice about 4 years ago. Beautiful place.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, Otaru is also known as the city of glass in Sapporo, so remember to visit this town which we explored by feet too! This island is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

照片真漂亮,很有风情

daphne said...

woah. that looks truly magical. You sound like you had an amazing time! I'm drawn to the treats at the window sills!

Phong Hong said...

At 6:00am so peaceful and quiet! Interesting places to see, must spend more days to explore further.

LEY said...

I goin there in 2 weeks time! but am still looking for transport to go to Lugano at Switzerland from Milan, did you went there?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

LEY, hahaha, sorry for my slow update of Italy trip. Anyway, I could not advise to you as I did not go to Lugano ..

Anne Regalado said...

The view looks better when the streets are empty ! Lovely travelogue , Sonia and thanks for sharing :D

lena said...

the sight of the empty piazza san marco is beautiful..yes, the trains look very clean and new too!

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