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December 5, 2014

Italy Travels

November 2014

Rome and Venice are world's one of the most fascinating cities.

Arrived in Rome at Leonardo da Vinci Airport on a Rainy November Night, not too cold. immigration is quick and easy.

Took the Airport Train. The Leonardo Express to Termini The main Railway Station. My Hostel was minutes from the Train station. Checked in and off to Explore the City.

When choosing where to stay, location is number one for me, central train stations have several cheap eating places, access to city buses, and trains or buses to the airport.

Tip: Although you can get by with English, Learn some phrases in Italian, it came handy for me when asking for directions, or buying tickets at the subway station.

First Stop the Colosseum, one of the Wonders of the World, took the underground Metro to get to the Colosseum, on the way back, walked till Termini.

One can walk in Rome, I did take buses and cabs also.


St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica


Vatican

Vatican
Vatican
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

Above The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, for travel to the Vatican I took a bus from the train station.

Rome Termini Train Station
Rome Termini Train Station

Above Rome Termini Train Station


Venice Italy


Was very excited to see Venice in person, having seen it on TV and movies, wondered what it would be in person, the day had finally arrived. Had upgraded from a point and shoot camera to DSLR before going to Italy.

Took a morning high speed train from Rome to Venice and arrived a little after noon. I booked my Train ticket online, at Italia Rails website.

Once in Venice From outside the train station, took a Water taxi to San Marco, after some Italian coffee at a local cafe, spent the rest of the afternoon and evening sightseeing.

San Simeone Piccolo Church
San Simeone Piccolo Church, across the Grand Canal it faces the Main Train Station in Venice

Water Taxi Venice




Santa Maria della Salute
Santa Maria della Salute

Grand Canal Venice
Grand Canal Venice



St Mark's Campanile
St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice
Piazza San Marco

Most of the pictures are around Piazza San Marco and Saint Mark's Basilica


Piazza San Marco
Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark



Four Tetrarchs
The Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs is a sculpture of four Roman emperors from around 300 AD. on corner of St Mark's Basilica in Venice



Bakery in Venice
Bakery in Venice




Get some real comfortable walking Shoes

See More of Europe High Resolution Pictures, http://www.arvphotos.com/

Happy Travels, Comments or questions?

2 comments :

  1. Lovely pictures! It looks absolutely enchanting. I love that you can walk so much - it's a great way to see a city.

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  2. First time here, and I am SO in LOVE with Italy!!! I was able to go there for a month back in 2010 with my college, and have wanted to go back ever since! I mostly stayed in Florence near the Duomo, but traveled to Rome and Venice as well as Sicily. Your pictures are great! I feel that even in pictures though, Italy's essence just isn't fully captured. :)

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