With some bad luck and then good, we rented an apartment in Venice for 9 days. The best vacation spent in many years. My sister and brother-in-law, from the states joined us,from Israel, in an apartment with two separate suites, lounge/dining room and of course, kitchen.
This is not the first time we have rented, via HOMELIDAYS.COM, and with good fortune, we landed up with the most incredible landlord, who could'nt do enough to see we had a pleasant and comfortable stay. His apartment, TINTORETTO 1, named after the painters home nearby, was comfortable, to say the least. Highly recommended!.
We were near the Jewish Ghetto, a mere 5 minute walk,and as our stay was over the High Holidays, we paid many a visit there.
Venice is enchanting, every bridge, every canal a picture. We had our cameras out the whole time, and to see the tradesman doing what they do by boat was incredible.
San Marco Square with the orchestras, walking about the city, buying where the locals buy, an absolute variation on the normal vacation taken.We couldnt stop watching the traffic on the grand canal as so different to what we are used to seeing.
We took a day pass for a trip to Burano, Murano, and even the cemetery!
Burano, with its colourful houses is a gem, small and obviously for the tourists, but a sight worth visiting.
Murano, with the glass factories is a once in a lifetime experience. Restaurants lining the canals, a veritable feast for the eyes.
All in all a terrific vacation and recommended!
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If I had a chance to travel, I would definitely love to go to Paris, France. Why I want to visit Paris the most out of all the other places in the world? Well, it is simply because I have always dreamt to go to Paris ever since I was. . . . .
If I had a chance to travel, I would definitely love to go to Paris, France. Why I want to visit Paris the most out of all the other places in the world? Well, it is simply because I have always dreamt to go to Paris ever since I was five. I was inspired by some of the movies I used to watch when I was little. There is always a scene where there is romance or happiness and that scene will definitely take place in the beautiful capital of France, Paris. Besides, I would absolutely love to see the amazing Eiffel Tower with my very own eyes and not just in photographs or accessories. Paris, the capital city of France is often known as the city of romance and is a city steeped in art and culture. Like many of its neighbouring European cities, Paris is full of beautiful architecture and museums showcasing fine art from some of the world’s most respected artists. Between the 1500s and 1800s, Paris was in fact the largest city in the entire world. The romantic reputation of Paris is likely to come from stories of Casanova’s presence in the city and his seductive and promiscuous ways. Three of the most famous Parisian landmarks are the 12th-century cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe and the 19th-century Eiffel Tower. It has been my biggest dream ever to visit all of these places because I feel great and enthusiastic when it comes to travelling. I am curious about the landscape and the scenery in Paris. I am pretty sure that it would look fantastic just like I dreamt it would be. In addition, I am interested to witness the lifestyle in Paris like their cuisines, houses, songs and clothes too. The largest opera houses of Paris are the 19th century Opéra Garnier and the modern Opéra Bastille; the former tends towards the more classic ballets and operas, and the latter provides a mixed repertoire of classic and modern. "La Marseillaise" or the Song of Marseille is the national anthem of France. I know I can...