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Vito Vito | 11:24 UK time, Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hello everybody, here I am with another blog about one of the most important Italian cities like Venice.

If you need a rest or if you want to see some really interesting Museums, Churches, Islands like Burano - Murano and Torcello, you can't miss this wonderful city, where you can go eround walking or by boat because there aren't roads and obvously no cars but just little bridges. I went to Venice two month ago with a nice weather.


I decided to go there suddenly because I wasn't sure to have some holiday days.
The first step was to find a room choosing beetween Venice and Mestre.
I chose Mestre because going there the Hotels were more cheap and perfectly connected through public transport to Venice (10 miles away).


It's important not to spend a lot for the hotel because to visit some very interesting places you'll have to pay a lot because Venice is really beautiful like expensive. You'll have to pay for everything, also to visit St. Mark's Church or to go on top of St. Mark's tower (I paid Euro 8,00 for my eight years old son for ten minutes).

St Mark's tower

With a single four day's ticket you could have the possibility to go wherever you want by bus or boat for all the day and till midnight. This service is very comfortable not to buy tickets continuosly, and quite cheap because it costs just Euro 32,00.

If you decide to buy this ticket you should be careful because beeing more solutions if you wrong the duration of the ticket you might be obliged to buy enother one (enother advise could be that not to buy tickets at the hotel but to the ticket office). You'll have to validate them each time you take the bus or the boat through the ticket machine. Be careful not to forget to validate your ticket because the inspectors are always present.

By public boat is possible to go to Murano (famous for great glass processing), Burano and Torcello, really interesting with wonderful colours and cute little bridges.

The Ducal Palace, The Glass Museum, St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Tower, S.Rocco Big School, and others places not less important will enrich your knowledge.

St Mark's



You can't also miss a boat ride by night with the Grand Canal illuminated by the lights of Restaurants, it will be something that you'll never forget in your life.

Best regards to all


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Vito

    as usual, your photos are stunning! Venice looks breathtaking. If I were lucky to travel there I’d forget about all my troubles and enjoy the wonderful architecture and the sunny Italian sky. I believe that some day it’ll happen and I’ll see your beautiful country.
    I’m a music teacher. Today I accompanied one boy who sang Neapolitan song Santa Lucia. We talked about happiness to live near the warm caressing sea under the shining sun. It’s a pleasure to listen to such a cheerful song especially when it’s lack of sunbeams and it’s so cold in the street.

    Good luck, Vito. Looking forward to your next story.

    Tatiana from Russia

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi Vito:

    No words to express my emotion! I totally agree with Tatiana, as usual your photos are stunning, impressive, as your Italy. It came to my mind a famous film by Luchino Visconti "Muerte en Venecia" (in Spanish) based in a Tomas Man novel. It´s one of my favourite films. It starts with a long scene with the "vaporetto" reaching the land and with Mahler´s music in all the film.

    Thanks a lot for your material and congratulations for your work! I wished I could visit Italy some day!
    Beatriz- Argentina.

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Vito.
    My daughter sometimes told us she would like to visit Venice, but it seems to me a very turistic place. I visited Italia several years ago, but I stayed in a little village called Cermed, near Merano, near Bolzano, nothing to do with Venice. But your words encouraged me and your advices seemed to me so useful. As well as I sftudied italian for a lot of years: I understeand and I can make my self understood.
    I wonder what time of the year would be the best if we like the quietness

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi Vito,

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures with us, Venice seems to be a beautiful place to visit. I particularly like the second picture which appears to be a river in the middle of the residential area. I would love to take a boat trip there if I ever happen to visit Venice. Can you please tell us about the weather there all year around and what time of the year would you reccomend for visiting Italy?

    Wish you all the best and looking forward to your next post.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Vito!
    This is Karoun. First of all I"d like to thank you for sharing the nice photos and interesting information about your beautiful country.I had a trip to Italy long ago, but I just visited Milano and now, when I compare it to Venice, I find out that Milano was an ordinary city while, Venice is a beautiful city and a wonderful resort for tourists. Let me say,I have been to several beautiful cities out of my contry like: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Koalalampur, Istambul, Antalya, Athena and have good memories of them in my mind, but inspite of that, I feel it's a necessity for me to visit venice!
    waiting for your next blog
    Best wishes

    Karoun - Tehran

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Vito,

    Thank you very much for giving us a few traveling tips to Venice and thanks for sharing such nice pictures about Venice. I have been there two years ago, and I can only write that I had a wonderful time there, I love Venice and I want to come back to this the most breathtaking city in the world. By the way, have you been in Florence before? It would be appreciated very much if you could give us some tips on traveling to Florence such as hotel, transportation, special attractions etc.

    With kind regards,


  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Vito

    Fantastic Venice. Just I wonder how much is comfortable to live there for a plain people. I had a dream to be there, with my beloved man, in a gondola and accept the marriage proposal. Oh Jesus, I like Italy so much.

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Vito
    Venice is a fantastic place, but to bad it's so expensive....When I saw your pictures I decided to go there maybe in next year. It's only place on the all world.
    Best wishes
    Jarko from Poland

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  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Vito

    Thank you very much.I have remembered my memory in venice
    I completely agree with you on that venice is a wonderful city
    I was there about one and a half month ago. I have also stayed in mestre
    because price of hotels was cheaper than Venice, but it is not problem, it maybe take only about 15 min from mestre to venice by bus and there is also train...
    In addition, the feeling of being lost in narrow streets is a stunning experience as much as gondola.

    Musen from istanbul

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Vito,

    Your blog is so nice and romantic with wonderful photos. I was in Venice in 2005. Well everything was very cheap. But the travelling by the ship to Venice was so special experience. I wish I would be in Italy today morning!
    Please write to me new touching blogs! I'm waiting for them!

    Have nice days,

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi Vito
    Venice is a really charming place, one of the most attractive points on a globe for me. Unfortunately it’s overcrowded of tourists, especially in a summer. I fear crowds of visitors turn old architectural masterpiece to ruins very soon.

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Vito,
    It's been pleasure to read your another article with lot of stunning pictures. Venice, a famous city in Italy, has been familiar to me as an important shooting spot for hollywood movies.The city still puzzles me as all the infrasturcture is surrounded by the grand canal. I am fancy of this city and would definitely like to visit in future. It seems to me very expensive to visit all the places namely museum, islands, tower, and grand canal in venice though you provided us few tips.

    Best wishes...

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Vito!
    What stunning photos! Venice is lovely, isn't it? That's right what you mention, it's better search a cheap hotel because after all there are many attractions outside waiting for people as masks.
    Some months ago I made an online research about Carnival of Venice and learnt a lot, had not idea of its history and the colourful masks.
    I have a question for you, Have you ever worn a Venetian mask? If so, which type is your favorite: jolly, bauta, volto, columbina or the plague doctor mask?
    Best wishes,


  • Comment number 15.

    Oh, I was in Rome, but I've never been to Venice.

  • Comment number 16.


    As usual everything comes down to money... For us that place could be a little bit expensive, but very attractive. I always wondered on the public transport, how this works? The town without cars..., it's seems impossible but really true.... I hope that one day I will be there. We Poles have a special fondness to Italians, very positive (I think so...). Unfortunately we don't have that charming town but I can recommend Krakow and surroundings of the city.

    Maja from Poland

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Vito! Thank you so much for sharing with us the breath taking collection of pictures of Venice. By looking at the pictures, I was so eager to pay a visit to Venice but after you summarized the level of planning required to tour the city, I thought it'd be better to stop jumping the gun.

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Vito,
    Venice seems to be a beautiful place to visit. But I can't imagine life without car. So I think I couldn't life here :/ :D
    But in any case Venice looks so nice and I think I should visit this place ^_^

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Vito,

    Thank you for presenting a nice virtual trip over Venecia, and of course for your very usefull advices on ticket matters.

    I am living in Italy neghbour country - Albania, and also italy is very close to us - just over the sea, I've never visited it yet, but I am sure in the near future I will. Can't wait of seeing the nice cities and places you spoke about in your posts.

    All the best,


  • Comment number 20.

    Hello Vito!

    I'll write my impression not on your thread but on this student blog. You said you were planning something good. It was about this blog. You did twice so far! And you did a great job again. I think the pictures you posted are always quite beautiful and inspire me to travel to your country -- Your home town you introduced before and Venice this time.
    Recently I read a book, "A room with a view" by E.M. FORSTER. The heroine visited not Venice but Florence, though. Italy has a lot of famous places and construction, and pictureesque scenery.

    Congratulations on your second blog!
    I enjoyed yours.

    take care
    With best wishes,

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi Vito, I was in Venice last November.The weather was warm and shiny. For me, it was my third time, but this time was awesome. I've discovered the city again. I've seen channels and churches I haven't seen before. I liked to go off the beaten track and to soak up the atmosphere of what I think it is an enchanted and magical place.
    I agree with you that Venice is extremely expensive.

    All the best


  • Comment number 22.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

  • Comment number 23.

    Hi Vito,
    Your photos of Venice are magnificent. I dream about travelling there. Nice to read your blog.
    Frankly, I am at this site at first. It is great site.

    All the best,

    Anna from Ukraine

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Vito!You've done nice pictures!Now I m reading a book,which is called Wanderlust,(Venis is remembered there...I recommend you to read....)so romantic place,hope to visit it in my life!


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