Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Besides Paris

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Besides Paris, the city the nickname Which deserves the most romantic places in Europe? Right! Cities 'float' which is located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea waters is often a reference to the Honeymooners from all over the world. Well, for those of you who have just married, or for those who want to do a second honeymoon with your spouse after a long marriage, book the flight now, and head to Venice!

Grand Canal - The only 'Great Road' in Venice

City ​​Water
It lies on the mouth of the Adriatic to Venice or Venezia always sunbathe all year round making it ideal used as a tourist destination at any time. However, if you intend to visit in January to March, be prepared to get wet because of rainfall is quite high in addition to wind gusts that often penetrated to the bone. While in November to December, the lowest lying areas in Venice - which also became the entrance for the arrival of the travelers who visit Venice, Piazza San Marco area precisely-often waterlogged due to high tide.

Indeed, Venice is identical to the water. When arriving by bus or private car crossed the long bridge Pontedella Liberta which connects Venice and Mestre, you must go down in Piazalle Rome or Tronchetto and walk to the ferry dock Bacino Stazione Maritima before boarding a water taxi (vaporetti) no. 1, which divides the Grand Canal towards the Piazza San Marco, Venice. 40-minute trip down the Grand Canal you must go to pay 6 Euros for a return ticket. 

If you ride the train, she arrived at the Stazione Santa Lucia, you are faced with two choices of modes of transportation to downtown Venice: up vaporetti or a piedi ( walking). If your choice is walking, be prepared to narrow down the aisles like a labyrinth and concentrate on the signpost that read 'Rialto' and 'SanMarco' , because both places are the main centers of activity in Venice. If it does not get lost (because there are many people who experienced this), you can reach both places within 30-40 minutes. 

Except in the Lido area, in other areas around Venice, you will not find a car or other motor vehicles. Therefore, in the city consisting of 117 small islands, 150 bridges and 400's canal, the main means of transport carried out by a motorboat. For tourist consumption which is becoming the city's main source of income, there is provided a traditional rowing boat popularly known as the gondola.

Mandatory gondola ride is the agenda for those who want to enjoy the romance of the city where Marco Polo was the residence. For that, you need to spend between 60-80 Euros to hire a gondola that will take you around town for 50 minutes, crossing canals that cut through the island has a population of 150 thousand inhabitants.

Ponte Rialto, one of the icons of Venice

Shopping Paradise

Besides known as city water, Venice is known as a shopping paradise as well. When I first set foot on Piazza San Marco, in addition to witnessing the splendor of St.. The following Mark's Basilica bell tower towering Campanile, you'll be greeted by thousands of pigeons that became the hallmark of this place. If you want to pose in front of the camera in the midst of a crowd of pigeons, buy a packet of corn seeds sold by hawkers for 1 Euro.

Satisfied playing with pigeons, you can walk along the beautiful arcade of Procuratie Vecchie and Nuove Procuratie surrounding the Piazza San Marco. This is where you can find a row of shops that sell a variety of luxurious products, ranging from miscellaneous gemstones in the form of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings; various shops that sell crystals and super-fancy glassware, and do not miss the famous designer boutiques Europe such as Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Prada, Hermes, Gianfranco Ferre, and so forth.

If you still feel the spending appetite has not been satisfied, head down the narrow streets are marked with a guide titled 'Rialto' which was situated just behind Piazza San Marco. Along the narrow alley Calle dei Fabbri you can find boutiques Emporio Armani, Kenzo and Massimo Dotti, while in the area Merceria (which can be found easily if you look at the sign-board Mc. Donald's at the end of the Piazza San Marco), the atmosphere is high class shopping street more lively again with the presence of Calvin Klein, Aigner, Coccinelle, Furla, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Krizia, Salvatore Ferragamo and others.

One thing not to be forgotten while shopping in Venice (as well as other cities in Europe) is a tax-refund request form if you are shopping in a minimal amount of 200 Euros in one place on the same day. Because, when the left Europe to return to the homeland through international airports, you can get a refund up to 21% of your total spending. Not bad, is not it?

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