Venice. A beautiful town in Italy. Romanticism in pure form. I was looking forward to see a Venice since I was 12 years old. When I was fifth grader I bought a comic book for children. There were two characters (I can’t remember their names) and the story took place in Venice. There was lots of puzzles and “fun facts” about Venice. That was the moment when I started to looking forward to see Venice and sail with gondola around Venice.
I knew that sooner or later I will go there but it took me 15 years to accomplice this item. 🙂 It wasn’t gondola exactly (100 euro is too much for just for fun 60 min ride), it was 15 m long boat but who cares. At least, it was all for free. 🙂
The first impression was: “Oh, Jesus Christ, another profaned tourist attraction for Americans.” The second impression was that there isn’t enough canals in Venice. Yes, exactly. There ISN’T enough canals in Venice. You can mistake Venice with any another Italian city for most of the time. You across small bridges every now and then but that is it. Nothing else. The big expectation problem probably.
It takes few hours to walk around whole Venice. At least, there was architectonic Biennale so there was something to do. I will to see Venice at least one more time and I sail gondola with someone special. 😉
For now, the bucket list item #14 is accomplished.