I have wanted to go to venice for as long as I can remember, and this year I got the chance to cross it off my bucket list. I was not disappointed. It is rich in years of trading history, its narrow condensed back streets hiding a secret around every corner. As much as I walked and searched I still know there is a great more to see than what I managed over the five days I was there. The food is incredible, a mixture of classic fresh Italian pizza and pasta, coupled with some of the freshest and most varied seafood and fish I have eaten anywhere.

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A few musts for any traveler heading to Venice in my view would have to be St Marks square at dawn before all the crowds get there, and its basilica, Cafe Florian, Harrys bar where the Bellini was invented, San Barnaba church where a very famous scene in indiana jones was filmed and of course the famous rialto market of fish and fruit stalls. I would encourage everyone to give his beautiful city a visit especially if you are a photographer, I guarantee either way you will not be disappointed.

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Cafe Florian

Cafe florian bar

Art in cafe florian

A view onto the square

Cafe Waiters

Local beer

Cafe Florian tea

Family feeding the birds

Rialto market after hours


Street of Rialto bridge

Murano island

Murano at sunset

Murano at sunset

Mixed seafood broth

Lido island house


Murano pavement

Sunset at murano

Sunset Murano

dusk Murano

Modern venitian cafe




Boat worker

One of the many fresh water fountains

Reflection in the mirror


Fish market

Swordfish head

Rialto Fish Market

4am Start

St marks square at dawn

Sleeping woman

View from St Marks

Sunrise over the Gondolas on St Marks


St Marks at dawn