Last month we discovered the wonders of Palau. We witnessed the country’s enchanting beaches, unleashing the adventurous side in all of us as we traversed through its currents.
By: Timmy Tan
And now we, once again, will journey through waterways and view entrancing vistas—but this time it’s in the Italian city of Venice.
Cruise through the waters of the Grand Canal aboard the Venetian Gondolas. Driven by a gondolier, the traditional rowing boat serves up until today as the Venice’s main form of transportation, bringing many tourists to the city’s various landmarks. Among the many edifices seen through the canal are the Santa Maria Della Salute, Fondaco Dei Turchi and the Fondaco Dei Tedeschi as well as the Palazzo Dei Camerlenghi and Palazzo Dei Dieci Savi. Also a must see as you pass through the Grand Canal is the Rialto Bridge, which connects the districts of San Marco and San Polo.
Visit the Palazzo Ducale, also known as the Doge’s Palace, which serves as the official residence of the Doge of Venice. The edifice’s most iconic structure are The Scala Dei Giganti flanked by a statue of the Romans gods Mars and Neptune, the spacious courtyard overlooking the San Marco Basilica, the Museo dell’ Opera exhibiting many city artefacts and the different apartments that adorn differently from one to another.
Join the throng of people as they roam the Piazza San Marco, established between the years 800 to 1100. Among the many edifices seen in the area are the St. Mark’s Basilica affectionately known in the metropolis as the Church of Gold, the Piazzetta dei Leonici named thusly for the two marble lions fronting the area, the Clock Tower constructed in 1499, the Museo Correr and the St. Mark’s Campanile which boasts marvellous structures like the five bells belfry and the golden weathervane that takes the form of the archangel Gabriel.
The sea is so much a part of the world. Its many forms, like that of the lagoon and canals in Venice, gives one a whole new perspective in travelling. Fall in love with Venice’s charms and be enchanted with its appealing landmarks and water sceneries. Spend a week or two of worthy vacation in the metropolis.