⛵ Venice: travel in two days – first day

Venice: travel in two days  First day




We arrived on the night train Thello to the station of venice santa lucia from Paris. The station is located in front of the Grand Canal. We took a public transport boat that left us in front of the wooden bridge of the Academy (Ponte della Accademia). Just before arriving we went through the Rialto bridge, the most famous in Venice. Luckily the hotel was very close.

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Rialto Bridge Venice travel two days    Rialto Bridge Venice travel two days  

After settling in the hotel around 10.00 AM we prepared to walk during the rest of the day. The first thing we saw and recommend to see is the most visited. ( view map)

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Bridge of sighs
    • Ducal Palace
    • Basilica St. Mark’s
    • Real Gardens

      Bridge of sighs

It is convenient to take a GPS to not get lost, or in any case download some application for smarphone as Maps.me or directly use Google Maps. It is worth walking and getting lost in those narrow streets with cords and bridges that cut all the time. The city itself is quite an attraction.

Ducal palace     Rialto Bridge Venice travel two days

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Traveling in gondola is very expensive. US $ 100 or more. Also the channels are jammed with gondolas and we have to wait. But there is a very cheap alternative. There is a public gondola service called Traghetto, which crosses passengers from one bank to another of the Grand Canal. the price is approximately  Euros 4, paid in euros (yes, read well). The stops are

  • San Marcuola – Fóndaco dei Turchi (near the Museo di Storia Naturale) [Mon–Sat 9am–12:30pm; to 1pm in winter]
  • Santa Sofia – Rialto Pescaria (Rialto Market) [Mon-Sat 7:30am–8pm; Sun 8:45am–7pm]
  • San Tomà – Sant’ Angelo [Mon–Sat 7:30am–8pm; Sun 8:30am–7:30pm]
  • San Barnaba – San Samuele [Mon–Sat 8:30am–1:30pm]
  • Santa Maria del Giglio – Salute [Daily 9am–6pm]
  • Riva del Carbon – Riva del Vin [Mon–Sat 8am–1pm]
  • Dogana (San Marco -Calle Vallaresso) – Punta della Dogana [Daily 9am–2pm]

The points to take the traghetto are on the map. The photos in gondola, are the crossing of the great channel in traghetto.  We use the Traghetto di Santa Sofia (Sestiere di San Polo) ( see photo) ( for public transport see this note )

 the crossing of the great channel in traghetto.  the crossing of the great channel in traghetto.  the crossing of the great channel in traghetto.

On the south bank you can see Basilica di Santa Maria della Salud  and the Gallerie dell’Accademia, besides walking the streets 

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 the crossing of the great channel in traghetto.       



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