Venezia, Italy--Venice the City of Canals

@JC1969 (1226)
United States
December 29, 2006 8:33am CST
I am an American, who happens to be fortunate enough to live overseas in Italy. I have always wanted to visit Venice, and now I am afforded with that opportunity as often as I want. No matter how many times I have been to Venice, I never get bored, and I guess you can say I truly have a love-affair with this nostalgic city. I never tire of strolling the canal carved walkways, and amusing myself with the architecture and culture that oozes from every nook and cranny of this city. Does anyone have a story to share about their ventures to Venice? Any stories to share about goals and hopes for one day visiting Venice, Italy? Any interesting facts you wish to share that others may not know with regards to Venice? Any specific restaurants or stores you would like to recommend visiting for those planning to go to Venice? Please share... I've also written many articles about my travels to Venice, and for those of you who have never been there, let me lure and draw you in with one of my articles:http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/21202/snapshot_of_venice.html
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@pendragon (3352)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I think Venice is absolutely gorgeous and no, I havent been fortunate enough to go there.I have a scrapbook with the work of various artists that I have cut out of catalogs/magazines of paintings of Venice.It has to be one of the most beautiful cities of all time,a place of the imposiible! thanks for sharing your story!
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I am also fascinate by the art and the architecture that surrounds and is embedded through out Venice.
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
31 Dec 06
I visited Venice twenty years ago and was very much impressed with its beauty. I'll go to the link you posted to read about your impressions.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I wonder how different Venice was 20 years ago, compared to how it is now?
@Sabidega (318)
• Italy
30 Dec 06
Hello... I live in Veneto, Province of Belluno, close to Cortina and... close to Venice !!! Is yuo want I can give of the information. While it visits mine post : htt://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/487696.aspx I speak little English.
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Buon Giorno, I live in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. I've been to Belluno and my daughter snowboards in Cortina.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I was in a relationship with a man from Siena and when I would visit him I would take day trips throughout Italy. My favorite time was in Venice...I loved, loved, loved the city...it was like being in another world. It's weird that I found this little church on a side street right before San Marco's and I went in there and it seemed to be a more transcendant experience than going into San Marco (although that was great too). I found Venice to be magical and can't wait to go back.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I always tell my friends and family, that even if you are not religious you must tour and view the churches in Italy. You can see why they are passionate about religion and tradition, and the beautiful frescoes that adorn them are just splendid.
@anja31 (708)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Italy is very expensive. espicially venice. Italy is a beautiful country, It has a lot ot offer. Not only venice, but go to the norh or the cost, whici is also nice. Beware of the Itilian driving style becauese the cant drive either they are very loudy.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
We live up north, and summer time we love spending it down by the shores in Lignano. A little tid-bit of fact about the beaches and shores of Lignano is that the author Ernest Hemingway frequented that area often, and found it to be a muse.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I just went to Venice last October. It was a wonderful vacation. I loved everything about it. The shops were great and we ate nonstop. So much to do. I want to go back and do some tours. I will read your articles for some suggestion. thank you for this post.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
October is a good time to go, because it's not too cold yet--though you may hit the rainy season. It is not too touristy during that time, so you avoid crowds. If you ever have the chance to get back, I'd suggest planning a trip during Carnivale (late February), now that's a definite fun time in Venice.
@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
29 Dec 06
U are so lucky to be able to live in Italy! I love traveling and I would love to go to Italy someday, especially Venice. I think it's so cool that the city's transportation is by boats! Hopefully someday after I go to college I'll be able to visit and see the amazing sights!
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Again, I think a trip to Venice, Italy is a definite venture to add to anyones "to-do-list". There is just so much there to touch a person on so many different levels--history, art, music, theater, religion, cuisine, eye pleasing beauty, and more.
@pizzoli (3367)
• Italy
29 Dec 06
i think is the smartest and unique place in Europe, for my travel experience is the most surprising place to visit
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I feel the same as you. Another fascinating and rich with history place to visit in Italy is Florence.
@bimmer999 (1159)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
venice - v
hey thanks for the info.. appreciate it! cheers!
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Do you have anything else to share with us about Venice? Have you ever been there, or are you planning to one day go?
@ezzrssi (11192)
• Italy
29 Dec 06
Venezia is the coolest in the world
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Ahh, but you are from Italy, so I am sure that makes you partial.LOL. However, I won't dispute what you have said, I tool love Venezia.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Venice sounds wonderful but, I will never get up the money to go to any place across the big pond unless I hit the lotto. My son was Stationed in Italy awhile back and brought back some very good and interesting photo make me want to go and just look the whole country over not justVenice. lot of interesting videios on that Http
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
My daughter is our little photographer, and she has captured wonderful images of our travels throughout Italy and Europe.
• India
29 Dec 06
by all ur saying me too like to visit venice and i searched the ddetails and i found out tht it is far far away frm my nation so i like to hear more stories and details abt the venice
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Hopefully one day you will get the chance to experience Venice first hand. Keep reading this discussion and I am sure you will find lots of interesting details about Venice.
@Rotiro3 (27)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Wow that sounds like fun can you speak Italian or can you get by with English there. I always wanted to visit Italy and Venice would have to be on the list when I do go since I am 3/4 Italian. Is it better than Rome also how is the nightlife there? I hope to go to Italy on my honeymoon someday.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Before we moved overseas I taught myself and my 3 children enough Italian to get us by. Now that we have been here for some time, you pick up even more. But, Venice is a tourist area, and they are prepared to accommodate tourists so you find many who speak a bit of English. The nightlife in Venice has a variety of things for you, you can attend an opera, the casino which has a rich history, restaurants, night clubs and more. Rome is beautiful, but I recommend you do rome with the help of a guide, because if you don't you will be lost and it is so nice to have someone there to speak to you about the history and so forth. If you have the time make sure you go to Cinque Terre--that is a splendid and even romantic trip. The Tuscany region is my other favorite aspect of Italy.
@ajay22 (300)
• India
29 Dec 06
You really have reminded me of a missed opportunity. I happened to be London on work for a few years back and from there my wife and myself were planning to visit Italy and see Venice. It was just that when we were about to make booking that my contract expires and I have to return to India. Venice, just seen in TVs and heard about the city from my friends who have been there, and it all sound so facinating like a city that can exists only in fairy tales. Hope next time I will be able to make it there
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Well, I hope you get the opportunity to visit. I have to agree with you there is something almost whimsical enveloped in Venice. It is definitely very enchanting. I love the opportunities to go and mingle with the local Italians there and absorb more of there culture. Both my husband and I come from Italian ancestry, so to see the difference between American Italians, and what you find here is fascinating.
• Italy
29 Dec 06
Not only Venice is a beautiful place. There are a lot of wonderful places in Italy... full of art, history, etc. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussion/521112.aspx
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I definitely agree with you there. I always recommend for the Chocolate lovers to include a trip to Perugina (http://www.perugina.it), and indulge in chocolate...lol.
• Italy
30 Dec 06
But, if you want to taste a kind of "squared" pizza with pieces of tomatoes and vegetables you must go in Messina (Sicily). I love this food!
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Yes, I am familiar with this type of pizza. I'm originally from New York, and most of the authentic pizzerias there have a sicillian flare.
@deepaksur (122)
• India
30 Dec 06
both are nice countries. but i first time heard this news
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
What are you talking about? The discussion is about one country--Italy, and the Italian city of Venice. What news are you talking about?
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 06
well i neva been there... :(...
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Do you have anything else to add to the discussion? like hopes of maybe going, and what you think would be the most fascinating to see there?
@plbrar (6)
• India
29 Dec 06
good
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Dec 06
What's good? Can you please elaborate and give a well thought out comment/reply? MyLot doesn't tolerate these types of responses.