On The Move In Venice

Venice was all floating fabulousness!

It felt like I was just getting to know the city, when it was time for me to leave. “What will you do there for an entire week? And alone?” my friends exclaimed before I left.  I could easily have stayed another two.

I walked mostly. Through endless narrow calles, over innumerable pontes and onto picturesque campos presided over by stunning churches filled with unbelievable art. The clanging of bells from their companiles marking the time of day.

And when my poor feet could take no more, I hopped onto a Vaporetto for the long ride back ‘home’.

Here is a shot clicked from one such ride back…DSC_3224 copyPonte di Rialto from the Vaporetto

And a few of my gondola shots;



More soon. Have a great weekend.

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

141 thoughts on “On The Move In Venice

      1. I am glad you liked the experience,..And I understand you…I have been four times in Venice… Last one without my C….A pity because it was a work travel, a five star trip: we were staying at the Danieli, and dinig at the Excélsior in Lido, so imagine…But I can tell you that my Bellinis sometimes were very sad…I missed my sándwiches with him at midday, I missed our long conversations, our laughs, our walks till midnight.. I do not know if you know a very old song by Charles Aznavour “Que c´est triste Venise” http://youtu.be/M_NYURYBcCs

        1. Beautiful song!! I felt the same, but it was better to be wandering those beautiful streets alone than float around in an empty house. R is not yet back and I am wondering why on earth I returned early!

        2. You are absolutely right!!! Well…At least you have time now to order your thoughts and photos by yourself!
          🙂 🙂

        3. Que c’est triste venise! Hmmm. (I don’t normally comment on comments, but this one is from Ilargia!) Une très belle chanson! And very appropriate. (All my apologies for intruding!)

        4. Merci. Thank you. (I just hope Madhu will forgive me too!)

        5. Tu, vous, my compatriots make a mess between tú y Ud! No such problem in English! The advantage in Mexico is that it’s practically always Tú. Even with the President!

        6. 🙂 🙂
          PD: And I am thinking just now about another problema, at least to me…The number of kisses!!! Three? Two? Four? 🙂 🙂

        7. No problemo. En Mexico es uno. En Paris son dos. En la provincia francesa pueden ser tres hasta cuatro. (Creo que en Eshpaña tbn hay variación regional! Resultado, a veces te quedas con los labios en el aire! Los que quieras, amiga. Have a lovely day!

  1. I’m glad you could tear yourself away from Venice for a day to meet us in Bologna. I love your photos of Venice. I hope mine turn out as well in June.

    1. We didn’t either when we went on an escorted tour nearly three decades ago! A week is the bare minimum for cities such as this. Thanks Sylvia.

  2. Dear Madhu,
    You are very courageous! I have traveled alone to teach or perform, but haven’t ever chosen to travel alone for fun. I am so glad that you took the risk, are having a great time, and sharing it with us!

    1. This is my first time Naomi, and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would! It certainly was a way better alternative to pining for my dear spouse at home 🙂

    1. Strangely I didn’t remember it as magical from my rushed multi-country hop three decades ago! I am a total convert now though and would love to return with hubby. Thank you for your kind comments Stacy.

  3. It sounds like heaven Madhu. Being able to wander as the urge takes you. As much as I enjoy company, being alone affords you a certain flexibility you don’t have when travelling with others.

    1. You are so right Jo. It was blissfully liberating to wander around without an itinerary and linger or rush around as I pleased 🙂

  4. there is quality about the colour Madhu, I can’t quite explain it, but vey beautiful, limpid, almost translucent …. I am thrilled to see your photos after thinking of you all week!

    1. Oh thank you dear Christine! The light wasn’t the greatest throughout, although I did have a couple of gorgeous, sunny days in between.

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