Our waterbus or Vaporetto journey began from Santa Lucia station cruising towards Venice waterways and canals. Everything I see here is absolutely unique, charming and it's great to get a taste of the architectural wonders of the city, feel the atmosphere and also discover the hidden corners on foot. We didn’t mind getting lost in the streets by walking around because there was always something fascinating to see in every nook and corner of the waterways.
Some people might think a trip to Venice is incomplete without a ride in one of the city's gondolas but seriously, I'm not one of them, and I might be in the minority here. The gondola ride is overpriced for a short trip and not worth the money. Nevertheless, if you insist on having a gondola ride through the Venetian canals, then by all means go for it. :)
In the meantime, hope you enjoy these pictures.
view of the docked gondolas with San Giorgio Maggiore Island from St. Mark's Campanile in the background
A vaporetto, the Venetian water bus or public ferry, arriving on the Grand Canal
The famous Rialto Bridge seen from a waterbus
sunset over the Bell tower (Campanile) of St. Mark's square
While the sun slowly sink beneath the horizon, these lovely hues of colours awesomely lit up the beautiful sky and reflected upon the surroundings.
The sights of hidden passageways, clusters of tightly packed buildings in the evenings
Venice waterfront facing the lagoon
There are rumours that Venice is gradually sinking into the sea. I don't know how true this is, but if the city is really sinking, be sure to get there before Venice sinks completely out of sight.