A trip to Venezia

And this is a log of my trip to (the beautiful) Venezia. Though I was a bit under pressure of the seamlessly unending incoming streams of project milestone deadlines, I managed to have some times off of the crazy days with a wonderful trip to Venezia πŸ™‚ It was on Saturday, 12th April 2008, around 7 a.m. when I, Wenjing, and mr. Liu left Borino to Piazza Dante (Trento’s train station). There we met with Mu and departed to Venezia by the Regionale train (which cost us only around €5 each πŸ˜› ). I can’t quite remember, but the journey was approximately 3 hours.

basilica di San Marco

Venezia – in front of basilica di San Marco

I found Venezia very beautiful even from the first steps out of the train station. Water everywhere! Even the taxis are boats πŸ™‚ So we went to Piazza San Marco and there Mu bought a €1 corn package to feed the pigeons. So many pigeons in the square, and I tried feeding them too πŸ™‚

feeding pigeons

Venezia – feeding pigeons is not a crime πŸ˜€

taxi of Venezia

Venezia – the taxis of Venezia

Then we went to the tower at Piazza San Marco and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Venezia.

Campanile

Venezia – Campanile, Piazza San Marco

a view

Venezia – a view from the tower

And the next enjoying event was: the gondola ride πŸ™‚ At first I asked the tourist information center somewhere near Piazza San Marco about the price of gondola ride. They said the normal price was €80. But when I asked several gondolianers, they offered the prices varying from €100 to €120. I told them I would pay only for €70 (tried to bargain a bit πŸ˜€ ), and they said no. OK, I left them. Then after walking about 30 meters, one of them came and asked for €80 and no less. So, we took the offer (since I knew the standard price was €80 from the information office πŸ™‚ ).

before the gondola ride

Venezia – about to start a gondola ride

the gondola ride

Venezia – O sole mio….. πŸ˜€

In the evening of the same day, we went back to Trento using another Regionale train. All in all, I might say Venezia is a romantic city. Highly recommended for couples especially for the gondola ride πŸ˜€ But there will be another trip chapter there (I hope) since we didn’t go to the glass island. At the same day later in the evening I got a bad news: my Gramma passed away (which I posted several posts before this).

from Venezia with love

Venezia – from Venezia with love

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10 Responses to “A trip to Venezia”


  1. 1 dina May 22, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hwaaaa….hwaaa…pengeeeenn pengeeennn… ikuuutt…

  2. 2 Dafferianto Trinugroho May 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    @dina:

    Ya, kapan2 main2 ke Venezia… Kotanya cantik πŸ™‚

    Migliori saluti,
    Dafferianto

  3. 3 lambrtz June 13, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Hi,

    If I am not wrong, you are an alumnus of Computer Science Dept, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and now a graduate student in EuMI programme, aren’t you?

    I applied to EuMI this year, but only finished at #63 (reserve list) :((
    but it’s ok, i’ve got admitted at another university πŸ™‚
    I’m glad to hear that there is an indonesian at EuMI.

    salam kenal, saya temen kkn-nya joe ilkom.
    (joe sapa ya)
    saya dari t elektro ugm…
    minta ijin ngelink di blogku ya πŸ™‚
    (tamba lara ati :p)

  4. 4 Dafferianto Trinugroho June 13, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    @lambrtz:

    Ciao!
    Thanks for linking the blog. I’d like to link your blog as well but I don’t know your name (is it OK for me to put ‘lambrtz’ as the name?).
    So you’re enrolled at the NTU for the master course rite? Good luck for your study!

    Salam kenal juga…. Kanca KKN Joe Anindito Baskoro yo?

    Salam,
    Dafferianto

  5. 5 lambrtz June 14, 2008 at 2:50 am

    thank you…
    after a couple of “bad times”, i’ve finally got admitted at NTU and also won their scholarship πŸ™‚

    just “lambrtz” is fine…
    because some of my friends in TE UGM also link me that way in their blogs πŸ˜†
    but if you want real name, my name is “Nicholas Mario Wardhana” πŸ™‚

    (halah sami-sami tiyang indonesia mawon ngangge bahasa inggris :p)

  6. 6 Dafferianto Trinugroho June 14, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    @lambrtz:

    Wow! Congrats for the scholarship as well!!! I guess the hardships you encountered had been paid off…. Enjoy your time in Singapore (in fact, I haven’t been there except for a transit 😦 ).
    Well, I guess I’ll put your name with your nickname in brackets. I hope you don’t mind.

    Iya je…. nganggo Jowo ngoko yo ra masalah, ning nek enek kanca kampus sing mampir (dudu wong Indo), ra isa reti topike 😦

    all the best,
    Dafferianto

  7. 7 justina June 16, 2008 at 9:17 am

    daffe, lama ga baca blogmu. udah sampai kemana2 ternyata πŸ™‚ asik bacanya..

  8. 8 Dafferianto Trinugroho June 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    @justina:

    Ciao Mbak Just…. Trims mau ngunjungin blogku (yg jarang diupdate gara2 deadlines mulu 😦 ).
    Sibuk terus sama kerjaan ya Mbak? Kapan si kecil keluar?

    Salam,
    Dafferianto

  9. 9 Saut July 23, 2008 at 9:43 am

    cool trip. would love to go there! dont get a chance yet 😦

  10. 10 Dafferianto Trinugroho July 24, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    @Saut:
    Well, you’ve been traveling around places where I haven’t got the chance to go as well πŸ™‚
    Blognya bang Saut saya link boleh ya? Biar kalo mau baca2 gampang tinggal klik (ga perlu hapalin URL πŸ˜€ ).

    all the best,
    Dafferianto


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