My Travelogue


Venice. Ah, such a brilliant city it is. Venice, a city in northern Italy, is the capital of the region Veneto with a population of an estimate of 271, 000. It stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. This fine city has undoubtedly captivated the masses with its astonishing beauty and profound authenticity. Venice has been known by many names, some of which were, "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Bridges", and "The City of Light".

I for one grew up acquainting Venice with much rapture, hinted with a tad dash of romance. At the mere utterance of its name, a sight most pleasant comes to mind. I’d picture a blissfully chivalrous setup, in a way almost chimerical, whereby a couple would indulge themselves in their song-ridden flights on their boats. I’ve come to find out that those boats are called Gondolas.

As we all might know, Venice is renowned for its classical trademark Venetian boat, the Gondola. It is though now mostly used for tourists, weddings, funerals, or other ceremonies. The only gondolas still in common use by Venetians are gondola ferries, otherwise known as Traghetti, to cross certain points of the city in which bridges are unavailable. Water taxis are also at visitors’ disposal to maneuver in between areas. In Venice, the only possible means of transportation around the city would either be on foot or on water. Most residents are said to own their own boats but boat-less inhabitants and visitors alike are kindly accommodated by the ACTV's providence of public transportation. The ACTV, Azienda Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano, is a public transport system of both land and water transportation in Venice. Canals widely built all throughout the city make travel by water possible. Public boats are classified into three categories, namely, Vaporetto-- water bus, Motoscafo-- motorboat and Motonave-- motor vessel. The standard fare is usually about €6.50. Given the current exchange rate, that would equate to approximately PHP 443.10.

Sadly, it's still in progress. :|
I find it rather tough to write on a place I've barely set foot upon. Anyway, I believe proper acknowledgment is in order. Credits to Aurelia24@deviantart for her gorgeous photo.

On the lighter side, I had a great deal of fun formatting that. :D
OHOH and the tiny text I wrote just above Venice, 'Tu sei il mio amore', means 'You are my love'. Hahaha, just so you know. :)