Saturday, May 26, 2012
We have explored many islands around Venice including Murano, Burano and San Giorgio. Murano is world renowned for its glass making industry. We had a chance to watch glass blowing up close and visited several of the glass galleries. Burano is a charming little fishing village famous for its lace making and brightly colored houses. San Giorgio is directly across from Piazza San Marco on the main island. We went to top of bell tower to get a nice view overlooking the lagoon.
Venice (Venezia) is an enchanting city. It is located on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The main form of transportation is by Vaporetto (water buses) which run up and down the Grand Canal. We've covered a lot of areas including Piazza San Marco, San Polo, Rialto, Zattere and Accademia. We visited the Rialto Market one morning and watched all the merchants sell fresh fish, fruits and vegetables to the locals. We did a tour of Basillica de San Marco while the interior was lit up and the walls, ceilings and domes are completely covered in mosaics. We're right around the corner from Piazza San Marco which has been extremely convenient and allowed us to enjoy it after the crowds thin out.
Location: Venice, Italy