Have you visited Venice? If not, book your ticket now. It’s such a wonderful city. I visited Venice a while ago and wanted to share some of the pictures I’ve took there. Also, here are some tips to get the most out of your visit. I’m not going to tell you which attractions are worth visiting, I’m going to tell you how to enjoy the little things there. You will find your way to the main attractions on your own. Trust me.
Ditch the map
I am person with a great sense of direction and it takes a lot to get me lost. If I get to take one look at a map, I will be able to find my way around that city. But then there’s Venice. There was no hope for me in Venice. It was impossible to follow the map of that city. So, what was the best thing to do? Forget the map and just walk around. I found all important places without the map, just by walking down different streets. The best thing about this was that I was not stressed, that I might not get to my destination. I had no destination. The whole city was a destination and I enjoyed every bit of it.
This tip goes hand in hand with the first one. When you walk around, you find yourself in places you wouldn’t have found following a certain route. I loved finding beautiful streets, away from the crowds of tourists. These are great for taking pictures. It’s usually hard to photograph famous places which are always filled with people. I also think you can learn a lot about a city from these streets. You get a closer look at the life people live there.
Walk around at night
There’s one thing I found strange about Venice. There are lights on the streets, but somehow those are not strong. So if you’re not on a main street, chances are you will be walking in a dim light. But this gives the city a mysterious air. It’s like the night puts a mask on the face of the city. Maybe that’s why Venice is famous for its carnivals.
If you are a coffee lover, you are in the right place. The Italians know how to make a great coffee, so go grab a cup. But make sure you don’t buy it from a main street. Find a place where only locals go, because that’s where the true Italian coffee is made. Near the main attractions you will find a lot of restaurants and bars. But even if it’s Italian coffee, the taste seems somehow different. Being always busy, maybe they don’t put that much thought into making it. Also, you should know that if you choose to drink the coffee at a table, it will be more expensive. Drink your espresso like the Italians do. At the bar.
Watch the sunset
Venice is beautiful on its own. But if there’s a sunset involved, it becomes magical. I loved just sitting on the canal edge near San Marco and watch the sun setting over the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The view is so calming and heartwarming. You can see all the boats and gondolas retreating from their long days. You might also witness wonderful moments with the other people around you.
Let me know what you think about Venice and share this article with your friends if you enjoyed it.
I will also post another one with my favorite place to eat in Venice. Trust me, you will want to read that one!