Venice is one of those cities you are familiar with before you even go there. You will have seen so much written about it; its significance throughout Italian and European history cannot be over emphasisied. The architecture is stunning, none of the ‘landmarks’ disappoint. It is one of those places that you cannot take enough photographs of.
We arrived by train, from Milan on one occasion, and by train from Trieste several years earlier. One of the most vivid memories I have is stepping out of the train station and seeing the Grand Canal, and all the activity being played out in front of you. It is almost as if this ‘life play’ is being performed in your honour.
If you are in Venice, you have to go on the water a boat ride is not cheap, but well worth it.
St Mark’s square, with the Doges palace, looked like a jigsaw puzzle picture. And the Basilica, if ever there was a testimony to man’s faith… this has got to be it.over 7 years ago