Venecia 1Venice , built on a sea island Adriatic … The city of canals. It is one of the most charming and picturesque cities in the world and one of the most interesting points when you go on a cruise.

When a cruise out of Venice ideally go one or two days before so you can know her better.

We had the advantage (and I say advantage, because it had more time to know) that from Seville no daily flights to Venice . Our boat came on a Saturday and the flight came we exited best on Thursday, as the flight arrived Saturday after the ship had sailed, so the choice was easy. Finally we would spend two nights in Venice , which gave us day and a half to visit.

This time I got another friend of ours pointed marriage several months after we made our reservation. Was both my enthusiasm to tell the tour we would do and the boat in which zarparíamos, the Norwegian Gem , which infected by my enthusiasm, they decided to come with us …

Taking advantage of going more days in the itinerary had prepared had planned to visit: Murano , Burano , bridge Rialto , with great views of the Grand Canal and St Mark ‘s Square with all that offers tourists … Bridge of Sighs , linking the Ducal Palace with the prisons, the Basilica , the Campanile … by the way, somewhere I read that if you want to see covered the place Plaza de San Marcos water, visit it between October and March, when the tide rises.

I advise you to take a plane to not miss the narrow streets … but still, we got lost …

 

Once you arrive at the airport “Marco Polo” , you can choose to go to Venice by bus, train, or the Alilaguna (water transport, direct from the airport to Venice ).

At the airport in Venice as sales to pick up suitcases, left, he is the counter “veniceconnected” where you can buy tickets you’ll need transport to get around the city. It is best transport tickets for several days as you need … This ticket allows you to catch all the vaporettos you want, for the chosen day, because if you pay per ride out more expensive (€ 6’50 each way) .. everyone can take days and bonuses that interests you as your stay in the city. We buy Cards Travel or tourist ticket by time of 48 hours with a cost of 26 € pp

The vaporettos are buses Venice , is his means of public tranport. Another way to get from the airport is using the Alilaguna . As the airport pier is somewhat removed from the terminal, there are shuttles that take you.

Not seeing the shuttles when we left the airport and find before the bus takes you to the Square of Rome , we decided to pick it up. It was just off.

From this square you come to Venice by vaporetto or through the bridge of Liberty . We did vaporetto heading to stop San Angelo who was the one that belonged to us, as our hotel was in that area (I suggest a hotel near the channel because then you have to carry suitcases through the narrow streets of Venice , up and down small bridges) …

People who come to Venice the day of the cruise, catch the Piazzale Roma bus every shipping company has arranged for its passengers. A sign on the front of the bus will tell you that you belong.

 

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For those who one day left in the city, they will have to take a vaporetto in this square and head to the nearest stop to the hotel.

Our hotel was the Ca’fortuny a 4 stars (from there) very central. It was located near the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco.

After crossing streets and bridges … we find a small hotel with great charm, clean, cozy, nicely decorated and with a lift …

Once there we dropped our bags and part of the cash we had. It had been left over lunch, so our goal was to find a place to eat.

We decided that the time was we should stay close to the hotel, not take long visit we had planned to Murano , so about 50 meters we saw a small street full of shops and restaurants, choosing (because it was I who made the choice) a typical Italian restaurant with tablecloths red and white squares with an “apparent” good atmosphere …

We attended a chatty waiter with a ponytail and earring, despite not old enough to take and throughout the duration of the lunch we constantly entertained with fun charletas. We were delighted with the attention paid by this “charming” super-happy waiter and brindábamos life for the trip in two days and emprenderíamos so well we were going to spend …

In front of me was a guy sitting at another table who never took us sight of him, but when I looked at him, he’s sneaky was done looking away running his hand through his hair … Behind me on the table against ours was a gentleman sitting alone chair to chair with my husband …

The food was not worth it too, but we were thrilled to be in Venice … and everything seemed alright.

When I went to pay and went back to get my purse, the lord of the back table remained as restless and I saw that my purse was almost out of the bag. Before opening it said, “have robbed me” …. I rotted my husband tells me, “how? When? “, I say” here and now “… just leaving all the money in the hotel and I was 180 € and several loose coins. My purse was not on the part of the bag that I left …. When I opened it , as imagined, he had not left the pennies I had … and I said looking to the Lord, “has been”.

Helpless and very angry we left there with 180 € less … I told everyone not to go back to let me choose any restaurant ever … ..

Anyway … .. we had to forget it and follow the path that we had set …. I thought not allow something like I annoy my trip, anyway.

Watch out!!! When you go to eat at a restaurant, for very charming wonderful, picturesque, etc. that I look, let bags in the cramped legs against his belly if necessary. It was what I did the rest of the time during my stay in Venice …

 

Venecia 6After the experience I have told you we went to the Plaza de San Marcos to take the vaporetto to take us to Murano . Our disposal little time to see light, but we wanted to do the tour and leave the next day for everything we had planned, because really our disposal day and a half ..

We took the vaporetto and headed to Murano , the island is crystal. During the trip, which lasts about 30 minutes, you can enjoy the views offered by this short walk to the island. Vaporetto rides make you enjoy the city in a relaxed and delight watching palaces and beautiful buildings, especially when you’re on the Grand Canal …

Given that glass figures love me, take me a great disappointment to see that I could not enter the glass factories to see how they are made and blow the pieces made with this pretty stuff, but still it was already so late all closed shops, factories, everything, so we could only see the pretty lonely streets and stroll along its bridges and canals …

We knew of the existence of other important places on the island like the church of Santa Maria and San Donato , the Palacio de Mula , the church Santa Maria de los Angeles and the San Pedro Martin … but we knew we were not going to see everything only what we met casually. That’s how we saw the Church of Santa Maria and San Donato , just as we reached the island. During our walk we saw the amount of glass sculptures that had at every turn, had nice houses with gardens. A delight to the eye.

We are seeing that night we decided to return pouncing on the vaporetto to take us back to Venice ….

We got off at the stop San Marcos , imagine San Marcos dusk …. The lights give more beauty to all its buildings if possible …

We had dinner and started to walk along one of the streets leading out of the square, we chose the alley arc which is under the clock tower, the l’orologio , which eventually turned out to be the most important shopping street. We continue forward by standing at every moment to enjoy the colorful storefronts with its countless, funny and wonderful, carnival masks and beautiful crystal figurines …

Finally we pull to the right and found a small bar where huge pizzas sold in pieces, and a refrigerator where you could choose the desired beverage. We decided to dine there after the previous experience, I wanted something cheaper and safer. As you can imagine I was clutching my bag with all my strength throughout the tour we did during the afternoon and now eat dinner standing with the bag slung over his shoulder and squeezing on me, in a high round table (the local available 2 tables, hahaha, we were lucky to catch one) and sharing slice of pizza and lambrusco for 4. I tasted glory, what good was !!! I think that’s where I removed the bad taste that left me past experience …

Happy to have ingested a bottle between 4, (I get seasick with a beer, so imagine as it was) we decided to enjoy the wonderful ice cream made in Italy …. uhmmmm that good, were !!!! scandal. Savoring our ice cream We walked through narrow streets under the sky of Venice intoxicated by the atmosphere around us, and the lambrusco, hahahaha, to our hotel. Although we had map, we struggled to find ,,, uffff I want to arrive and to sleeeeeep, I’m exhausted ….

Date Posted: June 23, 2013


I would like to apologize to my english speaking readers since this website was initially built in spanish language and after receiving numerous requests I have decided to translate it into English. This article have been translated automatically, so some meanings may not be completely correct, but I think it’s enough to share my experiences with my readers.

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