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{Travel Diary} Venice. Chapter 2.

My Venetian Must-Dos:

Stroll: One of the most famous sites of Venice, Piazza San Marco is the social hub of the floating city.  People have been gathering here since the 9th century and continue to do the same in modern day.  Escape the crowds by strolling during the twilight hour and you’ll catch the most enthralling light passing through the majestic columns and illuminating the classic Venetian street lights.

Gaze: There are beautiful and elaborate cathedral domes all over Italy, but few float on the Grand Canal like the ones in Venice.  No one is completely sure how long these architectural marvels will be above water to be admired, which makes Venice all that much more urgent to be visited.

Float: Venice is composed of islands, 118 of them to be exact.  Transportation is either on foot or by boat.  There are the popular gondolas complete with boisterous and stripe-shirted gondoliers, but also the charming little boats of the Venetian locals, floating around on alley canals.

Dine: The Venetian cuisine is best experienced near Venice’s famous fish market, where catches are acquired that morning and served that afternoon in the most endearing restaurants, some only accessible by small bridges.

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