Have you ever gone out at dawn to enjoy Venice? If you’ve never done it, as a Venetian I recommend it and if you continue reading I’ll also try to explain why.
Why going out at dawn in Venice
Because Venice during the day can be a bit chaotic due to visitors, workers and goods delivery. Early in the morning however it offers different lights and sounds from the rest of the day and there are very few people around. In a word, you have a fantastic opportunity to feel the city like it is all for yourself. The seagulls make a great noise, the pigeons coo and sometimes you can “meet” a “pantegana” (local rats). I understand, the “dream” breaks a little but they are part of the Venice ecosystem too, a complex and varied ecosystem.
Do you know the calli (narrow streets) that you often see on TV full of people? here, at this time they are empty or almost empty, you can peek at the shop windows, take wonderful photos from bridges and canals that are normally crowded and noisy.
The city slowly begins to wake up, the scent of croissants and fresh bread hangs in the air and soon some bars or cafes will open.
Sitting on the banks and savoring the tranquility of the canals, the reflections on the water, the quick steps of those who go to work or those who run around the city will make you love more a city that at this time few people know.
Thinking about an itinerary
There is no better or worse itinerary, for example the Hotel is located a stone’s throw from St. Mark’s Square, seeing it early in the morning often makes the heart skip a beat, it seems even more precious. Now, imagine the colors of the mosaics of the Basilica shine and the square completely empty but at the same time assuming an imposing air. Why not try to live it in person?
The colors are intense and the lagoon is quiet, it almost seems to rock the city. If you like to walk, try to get to the Accademia bridge. It is well signposted with information signs on the walls of the houses and from there you can see the sun rise.
it’s worth it
The choice and duration of the walk is subjective, of course you must always consider the presence of so many bridges with many steps and therefore your physical condition.
A very comfortable and cushioned shoe is necessary f urthermore i suggest also a water bottle, because the cafes and bars open after 6/6: 30 in the morning. Additionally, remember to evaluate the weather forecast and adapt clothing according to the climate.
Top off, walking around my city at dawn always gives me the real perception of what Venice really is, I feel it is all mine and I always notice new things, new shades. I think it is very nice to be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
Ambra -Hotel San Salvador Team-