My greetings to you, my dear readers! I am so happy to keep in touch with you and to share my traveling experience. I prefer to travel in summer or spring, when the sun shines, the weather is fine, it’s pleasant to wander along the streets for a long time, not thinking about how to warm yourself.
But I have heard a lot about Venice in winter and I couldn’t keep from visiting it. I didn’t regret, of course. Not everyone knows that winter is considered a carnival season in Venice, where everything is mixed and it’s difficult to see the difference between the performers and the spectators. Crowds of people flit through the streets to feel the Italian spirit, to taste its national dishes and famous ice-cream, to drink real coffee and wine. I wasn’t an exception.
I arrived at Marco Polo airport in Venice, where I managed to catch the bus that went to Venice. I reached my hostel, had some snack and rushed to discover the charming city of Venice. It is a modern city and surely has its advantages and disadvantages. Going out, I noticed that everything is situated on water, people go to their work not by bus, but by boat and walk along the waterfront drinking coffee.
One thing that really shocked me was the amount of rubbish on the streets and in water. At some point I started thinking that all that rubbish has been collecting there for many centuries. But I don’t want to continue talking about it.
Venice is charming, with all its magnificent architecture and attractions. I went to the most famous square in Venice, Piazza San Marco, and was impressed by its scale and majesty. There were a lot of architectural masterpieces, like St Mark’s basilica, St Mark’s Clocktower, the Procuratie Vecchie, the Ala Napoleonica and, of course, the famous Cafe Florian, where I decided to stop by. I enjoyed drinking some coffee with Italian Tiramisu dessert and charging my iPhone with Volts Lightning Cable. It was splendid, I have never had such a great coffee and eaten such a delicious dessert.
The tourists on this square queued to have their quick portraits painted on canvas. I wanted to have a picture of myself too as a keepsake from Venice by Italian painters. After waiting for some time, I finally got my portrait, and it was amazing, I liked it.
Venice is the center of Europe’s fine art, and I simply had to visit some of the largest galleries. I headed for The Gallerie dell’Accademia, as it contains masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century. This gallery is situated on the south bank of the famous Grand Canal. I saw the pieces of works of such famous art geniuses as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Giovanni Bellini etc. Again, the feeling of moving back in time appeared and I felt living in the 18th century.
After my visiting of museum it was rather dark, the evening came and Venice turned into one of the most thrilling cities on the earth. Everything was illuminated, and I was strolling along the streets like in a fairy-tale.
My adventures came to the end that day, so stay with me and to know what happened next!