EXPERIENCING VENICE FOR THE FIRST TIME
We’ve all seen her in the films. We’ve all admired pictures of her beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. We all know of the majestic canals of Venice. But it’s one thing to see it and another to experience it. My instant feeling upon reaching the canals was one of sheer exhilaration and enthusiasm.The city was so vibrant!
It feels like you are transported to another time
I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art and music is alive in every corner, the smell of fantastic Italian food tickles your nostrils at every other turn and the pure romance in the air is like no other place. After a quick stroll to the Rialto Bridge, I felt really alive, more alive and awake than I had been in months! The city awoke all of the 5 senses.
As I roamed around, I got lost in the labyrinth of the canals and streets. Venice taught me for real that “not all those who wander are lost.” It was genuinely the 1st time that I was so taken with a place,that I didn’t care for the map or the to-do-list. I was a kid again and I wanted to explore my new territory,play with the environment, see what I can find. Couple hours later I found myself feeling the nice-cool water of the canals on my hands while doing push-ups next to a Gondola.
Venice puts you in THE MOMENT. You can’t turn your head without seeing something amazing. The overload of beauty and sensory input you will receive just snaps you out of your past and your worries and brings you vividly in the present.
Venice at first seemed to me like an ornate movie set suspended on the water. Certainly, when I gazed at her from the top of the Campanile in Piazza San Marco.
A realist in Venice, would become a romantic, just by observing the beauty and wonder that he saw before him.
But, after I started exploring it… it became more real to me than places I have lived at. A realist in Venice, would become a romantic, just by observing the beauty and wonder that he saw before him. And a romantic like myself, well… a romantic would feel its magic. I came alive in Venice. I felt present, fully aware of me. Calm and happy. Certain of my thoughts, emotions and energy and happy to experience all of them. Happy to be.
To be gazing at the reflections of light on the Venetian rooftops. To be listening to the sound of the water splash beneath my feet as I zoomed around in a water taxi. To be calm and yet enthusiastic in the constant surprise of every moment. To be there. To be. I would advise you to be in Venice once. Or twice. I’ve been 3 times now and it’s like eating a box of Ferrero Rocher in one go. An overload of pleasure. Be-autiful.