Venice, Italy

14 Sep

My best friend and I went to Venice yesterday. We were both very excited to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world together. The night before, we prepared some homemade “panini”, fruits and 2 water bottles, so we could save on food.

We took the train from Bergamo at around 8:30 a.m. By noon, we were already exploring the Venetian streets and admiring the gorgeous views. We were planning on staying in Venice for the entire afternoon, but the hot humid weather forced us to come back earlier, for we weren’t feeling very well. Fortunately, we managed to see all the main monuments and streets before we almost fainted due to the heat. And, we got to see the majestic Piazza San Marco, which is the main plaza.

I believe it is best to visit Venice during spring or even in fall. During summer, you got the Venice Film Festival going on, thousands of tourists and a very hot and humid weather, all together. So, try to avoid at least August and September, which are the most popular months here in Europe (in Italy you get the two middle weeks of August off). Besides, prices usually drop as tourism goes down. And if you pack your own food (which many do), you’ll save lots of money. I had to pay 3 euros (US$4) for small coca cola !

But, I must admit that regardless of the season, the crowds and the weather, Venice will forever be one of the most enchanting and romantic cities in the world.

Hope you have a wonderful day !


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One Response to “Venice, Italy”

  1. Garrett McKenna September 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Crazily enough, the price of the Coca Cola you bought in Venice is about the going rate in Italy. Soft drinks and juice often cost more than a good bottle of wine from the supermarket. Crazy but true!

    Ciao!

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