Venice – Italy, The City on 117 Islands

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.

I have discovered a bunch of unpublished old photos from my previous trips, so I decided to publish some of them. These were taken in April 2013.

Venice is a city that surprises people on their first visit, at least I had a different experience from what I expected.

It is a beautiful city, no doubts about it, but most of the time spent there (~4 hours) I felt like in a cage. I wanted to propose to my wife there, but it was difficult to find the right opportunity in this city. Crowds of people everywhere you go.

The initial plan was to book a hotel in Venice for 3 nights, which thankfully didn’t happen. Friends advised me to book a hotel anywhere outside of Venice, even 50km away, and then go by train just for a tour. This was great advice, so I’m passing it along.

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