Since I’m in Trieste, and Venezia is only less than 2 hours away, how can I not check out Venezia.
So driving like hell over E70 highway, from Trieste to Venezia.
Then I needed to pay substantially more comparing to that of Croatia’s to this intelligent toll collecting machine which takes bills, coins and credit cards, greeted by polite Italian lady voice. Won’t take very large bills or very small changes.
Ponte della Costituzione, it’s Venezia again~
Ristorante da Fiore, How cute with those flowerbeds.
Comune di Venezia lighted in Blue, White and Red to mourn and show support after the Paris terror attacks. (it was in 2015)
Lots o parked Gondolas.
Luxurious presentation of fresh seafoods.
Beautifully carved Pumpkin.
And good old Ponte di Rialto has become Ponte di Diesel undergoing renovation..
Cute Trattoria sign hung between the buildings.
Then the grand Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, impressive as always.
Those cute and ugly at the same time lions by the side were still fine and dandy.
Those intriguing 4 Horses of Saint Mark-Lysippos on the balcony were taken from the Hippodrome of Constantinople after the Fourth Crusade, Istanbul of today that I’ve visited a couple of days ago.
My favorite Venetian lion at Porta della Carta; The Paper Gate.
Looking so magnificent.
And there was an Italian lady singing opera in front of it, Brava!
Piazza San Marco looks rather empty being the off-season.
Interesting displays at Moncler shop caught my eye, inspired by iRobot and Ghost in the Shell, maybe.
Now it’s time to get back.
Supposedly, parking in Venice is very costly. But it was well worth it this time.
UP needed to be filled after a full day.
I needed to as well. Thus, quick Cappuccino and Panino Arrostino at Autogrill Cafe on the way back to Trieste.