Venetian Postcard

And what would be missing in a Venetian postcard? Without a doubt, the 420 gondoliers that adorn the channels with its gondolas during the day. The prices of these historic boats may vary depending on several factors: as the boat, since there are some couples furnished with music live, according to the number of people. But above all, according to the ease with which to bargain with the gondoliers already that, on occasions, the first price giving is excessive. That Yes, although sometimes it can be expensive, can become a walk through the history of the city very interesting since gondoliers, you know every corner of channels as well as the name of all the bridges, each with its history. 1591 Is the Rialto Bridge, the oldest in the city, and is the only way of crossing the Grand canal which runs through the entire city. Down is the market of Rialto where sold from food to classic Venetian masks, passing by the Murano glass.

The Ponte Storto or bridge twisted is one of the many bridges that had to do twisted to allow communicating two streets, separated by the canal, the Ponte de le Tete or bridge of breasts, was in the area of the ancient brothel for sailors. In Venice are amazing also its churches and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello who is recommended to get closer. But we must above all try to lose yourself in the narrow streets to sit only in a city full of people and feeling the tranquillity of a city with more than 1,500 years of history that lives with the fear disappear sunk by water that characterizes it. By: Andrea Sanz Andrea is an independent traveler who, before working as a writer for HostelBookers toured several continents, discovering the wonders of their towns and villages.