Getting Lost in Venice!
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Getting Lost in Venice!

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  1. Gorgeous Sights ~ Beyond the Grand Canal, Venice
  2. Getting Lost in Venice! (Current)

This post is part of the series Venice

Other posts in this series:

  1. Gorgeous Sights ~ Beyond the Grand Canal, Venice
  2. Getting Lost in Venice! (Current)
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Getting lost in Venice is one of the greatest joys that Italy has to offer! There is no better place on earth to make the well-known statement, that not all those who are wandering the streets of Venice are lost. The best knowledge gained through my experience in visiting Venice three times (read more here), is that getting lost is the only place worth going to! During my first and second time  spent in the city of 400 bridges, I was consciously making the major mistake to follow the travel guides and to search for saved places on Google Maps. My third visit was truly different as we got happily lost in Venice!

 

Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
Palazzo Ducale
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco

 

There is one fact about Venice that you’ll find in every travel guide or travel post about Venice – it is very unlikely and almost impossible that you’ll get tired of Venice! And this is completely true. Even after being here for several times, each time I ended up with finding a lot of new places and gorgeous photo motives worth the attention.

 

Piazza San Marco, Venice
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco, Venice
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy
Basilica di San Marco

 

For those that have been to Venice could easily confirm the fact, that getting lost in Venice is a seductive thing – mesmerizing, beautiful, enchanting, mystical and unreckoned. Many authors and lyricists have pointed out the fact of getting lost in the beauty of a city. But the truth is that most of the time you are literally lost. Venice is a labyrinth of endless alleyways, narrow streets, canals, bridges, small local restaurants, cafes, beautiful buildings, hidden courtyards and plenty of dead ends … The fine art of having any clue where you are on the map and learning to love it!

 

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” Arthur Symons

 

Basilica di San Marco, Venice, IT
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco on a Rainy Day, Venice
Piazza San Marco on a Rainy Day
The Small Hidden Canals of Venice
The Small Hidden Canals

 

There is no doubts, you should visit and spend some time at Saint Mark’s Square, but make sure it is in the early morning or very late afternoon. My advice is after visiting the main places such as Saint Mark Square, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge (the most crowded areas of Venice for good reason), forget about the Google Starred Places and other maps and get away from the tourist crush of Venice.

 

The Small Canals of Venice
The Small Canals
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
Rialto Bridge

 

Take any narrow street leading away from San Marco, and then another one, and another one… That’s it! At some point, you will no longer have an idea where you really are. Ta daaa! You’re happily lost in Venice! But don’t worry – all over the city you will notice the signposted routes (yellow signs!) leading to the main attractions of Venice, so there is absolutely no chance you’ll miss them. Just make sure you leave enough time to go ahead into the private side of Venice where you could wander for hours and feel the vibrant local Venetian life!

 

Rialto Bridge, Venice
Rialto Bridge
Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
Canal Grande
Canal Grande, Italy
Canal Grande
Carnival Mask, Venice
Carnival Mask
Carnival Costumes
Carnival Costumes

Small Canals in Venice

 

I always like to run away from the crowds. The quality of your visit turns better and better with each meter of additional distance between you and the tourist site of Venice. The never ending maze of Venezia will lead you to some not-well-known local pasticceria, local grocery stores, fresh laundry hanging above the canals, children playgrounds and noisy cafes – the proof that Venice is still home for some people… here is the heart of Venice and the magical place every tourist is searching in the wrong place for!

 

The Canals of Venice, IT

The Streets of Venice, Italy
The Streets of Venice
The Small Canals of Venice, Italy
The Small Canals of Venice, Italy

Venice Gondola Ride

The Streets of Venice

The Small Canals of Venice, IT

Hidden Treasures on the Streets of Venice
Hidden Treasures on the Streets of Venice
Bigoi, Best Home Made Pasta in Venice
Bigoi, Best Home Made Pasta in the City
Bigoi, Best Home Made Pasta in Venice, Italy
Bigoi, Best Home Made Pasta in in the City
Torre dell'Orologio, Venice
Torre dell’Orologio
Florian, the oldest Coffee House in Venice
Florian, the oldest Coffee House in Venice

 

Let your feeling guide you and your feed take you for a journey – Venice is the right place! That’s why I will visit Venice again and again and I’ll never get tired of it!

 

Piazza San Marco, Italy
Piazza San Marco

 

Have you been to Venice? What is your favourite activity and sheltered secret about this city? Curious to read about it!

 

Enjoy your day!



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