We flew to Venice on Sunday 15 July at 16: 05. In fact with the delay in takeoff, the plane went to 16: 30, and 17h started the final of the World Cup football, we had not planned that. Well actually it's not very serious because it's still the beginning of our world tour. In addition to Venice, an Italian shares the screen of his phone to watch the match on Italian TV streaming!
From Venice Marco Polo Airport, it is very easy and quick to go to Mestre, or even any part of the city of Venice by bus, boat (and yes it's Venice anyway). We go to the center of Mestre to settle in the Bed and Breakfast booked. Small error Thomas, we go to the hotel called "Easy Room Venice" while our reservation is at "B & B Easy Venice", a small addition of 800 meters with our two big bags! A few drops of sweat in addition while he has to make 30 degrees. Small evening in Mestre that has a nice downtown, a beautiful pedestrian area, and especially affordable restaurants.
To continue a little on Mestre, the city is totally integrated into the public transport network of the Venice area, which makes it a first choice for those who want to stay for not too expensive. You can take a pass for the bus, tram, train, boats to Venice / Mestre for 40 EUR the 3 days. What we have done. All tobacco sells this day pass, otherwise the offices of the ACTV. It is really very surprising to see a transport network as developed and without works while the geographical constraints are everywhere: water, great distance between cities and islands, overcrowding, ...
Here we are in Venice and its 124 islands connected by 438 bridges and 183 channels. Wahooo, how beautiful! We visited some beautiful Italian cities a few years ago (Milan, Turin, Rome, Palermo, ...), but for once, we fall under the charm of Venice, it's so different from any other city , water changes everything. We quickly realize the difference in everyday life to live on one of these islets, the different logistics to be applied to the inhabitants, waste management, travel ....
We enjoyed 3 full days in Venice, where we mainly strolled around the canals, took the Vaporetto to get around, it's really very easy!
Among the neighborhoods we visited: San Marco, Castello, Dorseduro, Cannaregio, the old Jewish Guetto. Of course we did the best of Venice like San Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge, we also saw Gondolas. But the most fun is to get lost in the small streets without necessarily knowing where to go.
We wanted to go to the islands of Murano and Burano, well known for glass and lace. We went via a one-hour trip with a full complement boat creaked, been onblige. Burano, was our favorite. You can go directly from Venice, or make a stop in Murano, which deserves a little stop. Here are our best shots:
Our last day was mainly focused on our departure to Croatia, laundry, re-packing, ...
Back on the road to hit the balkans, next steps Slovenia and Croatia for new adventures ...
Some photos & videos in bulk:
Top and flops
- Venice, of course
- The surprice : Mestre, affordable restaurant, nice city center
- The tourist overpopulation in the middle of July, however, was expected
- The stifling heat in the middle of July again expected, but sometimes the smells that go with
Our assigne to the budget (Emma, attention to holes in pockets) reported a positive balance, less expenses than expected, not enough to jump to the ceiling but with a budget of 620 EUR in Italy for 5 days we currently have spent 599 EUR.