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. Great photos – we really get a sense that we are travelling through the canals with you! It certainly has brought back memories of our visit to Venice! Thank you!

  2. I loved Venice! I only spent a couple days there. Wandering the tiny side streets and looking at the masks and glass- amazing.

    I went with a friend, but, I think this would be the perfect place to travel alone. It’s safe and small enough you won’t get lost. It’s laid back and a wonderful place to decompress.

    Gorgeous pictures!

    1. It really is! It was possibly the safest place I have ever been to, apart from being one of the most beautiful. I cannot imagine exploring the streets of Chennai or any town in India alone at night like I did there! Sad truth.

      1. I have not been to India or Chennai, but I can’t imagine traveling alone would feel very safe. There were parts of Spain I wouldn’t even feel comfortable traveling alone..haha

        Venice, I have to agree is so gorgeous and so safe! Glad you made it there and glad you shared this experience.

    1. Yes, that one day was bad, but I was in Bologna with Debra that day and the arcaded city was certainly a better place to be on a rainy day, than water logged Venice. Look forward to catching up with you Jo 🙂

      1. Bologna looks lovely from what I’ve seen, too, Madhu, though never in person, unfortunately. I’m just back so am making a gentle start on catch up. 🙂

  3. Glad to know that you’ve been having great times in La Serenissima, Madhu! It’s one of those places with so many mixed reviews, some loves it some others detest it. Can’t wait to read more stories of your solo exploration of the city!

    1. My memories from our first visit several decades ago weren’t great either, but I am in love with the city after this trip Bama! Truly a place meant for slow savouring….I know you would love it too 🙂

    1. Meredith, I know how you love Venice, and your sensuous posts might have tipped the balance in her favour when I was choosing my destination! I was envying you your three weeks there 🙂

    1. It certainly is one of the best to wander around in David, as long as you are away from the touristy center. The Rialto is awfully crowded most times too, but what a landmark!!

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