A city built on water. Venice is a maze of canals and winding little alleys that meet at all sorts of odd angles. It’s absolutely beautiful with its plaster and brick buildings that seem to be on the verge of falling apart. Of course, instead of being a small, charming town, it’s become overrun with tourists and tourism, with people everywhere and all the shops catering to a transient crowd. But the beauty is still there. The history still underlies the city. And its ongoing battle with the water it’s built on is still visible for all to see.
So. Many. Tourists.
The best pasta in Venice: Dal Moro’s.
The Venice Biennale is a contemporary art exhibition that takes place every other year. Since it was going on while we were there, we stumbled upon art installations all across the city.
Dusk is my favorite. And with water everywhere, Venice was a lovely place for some slow shutter images at dusk. Love.
Eat fresh pasta at Dal Moro’s
Skip the €80 gondola ride and just hop across the canal on a traghetto for €2 instead. It acts like a bridge, just shuttling you from one bank to the other.
Just expect tourists everywhere you go.
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