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A short story of my trip to Venice, Italy - Story-telling Moment with photographs

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I won't say that the Italian Floating city Venice was always my dream location to visit but I would say, I wanted to go there once in my life to see the actual city. When I was a kid, I learned about Venice from the calendar. Back then we had a paper calendar that we used to hang on the wall to know the date because we didn't have mobile phones. So, on those calendars, there used to be different pictures of different cities and countries and that's how I came to know about Venice city. Then when I was an architectural student, I got the chance to know and learn about Venice City, its history, and architecture. Well, now I forgot most of the part of learning but never forgot about the city.

So, when we started planning a tour to Italy last year, I told the agent/tour guide about my wish to go to Venice. At first, she agreed and later after a few weeks, she informed me that she couldn't provide the tour to Venice, the reason was the road. She told me that the road was under construction. Anyway, we started having arguments because of the language barrier. She can't speak English and I can't speak her language Ukrainian so the language barrier created huge misunderstandings.

At some point, she stopped replying to me but till then I already gave her deposit money. So, when I realized that the conversation was not going smoothly, I asked my friend to talk to her because I paid for the Venice trip. Later, my friend contacted her and solved this issue and then the tour guide finally started saying that she could manage the tour to Venice with extra money. Anyway, finally we managed a trip to Venice...



Our trip to Venice was hectic and we went to Venice from Genoa city, not from Milan. From Genoa to Venice, it took 4 hours by road but if we went to Venice from Milan, it would have been only 2 hours journey. Because of the city's location and distance to Venice, we had to pay extra money for Venice. To be honest, I didn't mind paying extra money to Venice because I was the one who pushed the tour guide to manage a trip to Venice and I was happy I did that. Later the two Ukrainian groups were happy as well and I came to know that when the tour guide offered extra money for Venice, they didn't mind paying at all. We started our journey early morning without having breakfast but all of us were super excited.

Venice city itself is a landmark, a city that carries the history of the different dynasties and eras. So, today I am going to share some photos with you before writing the entire trip experience.



We had a tour guide for 2 hours. Because of her, we got a short tour of Venice, learned about its history, and came out from the thousands of alleys safely. Why I am saying safely? During our Salt Mine tour in Krakow, I got lost and the tour guide figured out that I was not at the place where I was supposed to be. I was not actually lost, I was somewhere else. A similar situation happened in Venice, During our walking tour, I was feeling thirsty so I got out of the group and went to the nearby store to buy water. The tour guide figured out I was not there and she started looking for me... When I returned she said, I should be more careful before doing anything like this otherwise if the group left without me, I would have been stuck here in Venice forever. Because the narrow streets in Venice are very difficult to understand and a tourist can easily get lost...

Unfortunately, I am not a good follower when it comes to following the group during a trip...

I stop here and there to take photos and get lost easily.



The tour guide lady of Venice walked so fast or I guess I was too tired of walking for 2 hours. At one point, I told her to take a break because my leg was hurting. During summer, Venice city becomes overcrowded because of tourists. It was also difficult for me to follow our group because of the huge crowd and other groups were there. Due to the crowd, our guide had decided to show us some less crowded narrow streets and architecture.

The city is actually unique and beautiful. I wonder what Venice city looked like during Covid time, must have been so nice...



I selected some of the best photos of Venice city for this post to showcase the city before writing the detailed post...



There are a few more stories regarding my Venice trip which I am going to share in my next post. Obviously, without drama, a group trip is boring. All of our drama happened in Venice, lol... The fun fact is, I can't even remember half of the history and architecture of the city that the tour guide explained... So, I am hoping I will be able to remember when I will start writing that travel post.

I hope you have enjoyed these photographs. I had fallen behind several times from the group during our tour because of these photos...

Photos were taken from the different corners of Venice city...



Love

Priyan...



I am @priyanarc.... An architect, a dreamer, and a passionate writer who loves to write about life. I try to present my own perspective and experiences. Please leave your feedback and criticism because it's the only way I can know and reach your mind and thoughts easily...



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