|Day 3 in Italy : Piazza San Marco, Venice.|
Most Italian cities have several piazzas (city squares) with streets radiating from the center, while shops and other businesses are found on piazzas as it is a perfect place to set up a store. As for the St. Mark's square, it is said that Napoleon called San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." True that, the square was wonderful one that topped the piazzas I've been to. Although you know what it is looks like now, but nothing prepares you for when you walk around the square and see it for the first time with your own eyes. It is famous for a reason! (:
We came back to St. Mark's Square after checked-in our hotel for the bell tower, Campanile di San Marco. The queue was shorter than I expected in the late afternoon, and it didn't take long until our turn to take the elevator all the way up so chillax, no legs fatigue to climb stairs. :D
It costs €8 per person, quite pricey I would say but quick and easy access to the top; And, once at the top exited the elevator to find myself overlooking the city of Venice of 360 degree views around me on the rooftops, 8 euro actually well worth for the incredible views on all four sides as it is said to be the highest tower in the city.
|Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)|
It was a lovely walk around the city at night, but before it got too late we had to go back our hotel to recharge our batteries for the next day in Venice to Burano.