The city of Venice in Italy is simply breathtaking and completely unique. This amazing city was founded more than 1,500 years ago on 117 different islands. Venice is connects itself with a series of over 155 canals, 450 bridges and many ancient pavements. The historic center of the city of Venice is divides into six districts. Most of the buildings here supported with pine and oak wood poles. Since the soil is waterlogged, with no free oxygen, the piles remain strong and do not decompose.
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the world. All tourists admire this city throughout the year. There are several tourist information offices around the city. Most of the tourist information center are in Piazza San Marco, Piazzale Roma, Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta. If you have time for day trips, there are also many interesting cities to explore, such as Burano, Murano, Padua, Verona and Vicenza.
Romantic city Venice
There is no doubt that Venice is an expensive city especially, when it comes to accommodation even during the low season. In recent years, many new hotels came in existence, although there is always demand for rooms and apartments in Venice with a view of the Grand Canal. On Valentine’s Day, this city is in huge demand. Many of the best hotels are close to the San Marco area, with a growing number of budget options residing near the train station. There is also a good offer of accommodation in the Santa Croce and San Polo districts and on the islands within the Venetian lagoon.
There are numerous famous attractions and landmarks to see. Highlights include the Basilica di San Marco, a large church that is one of the most famous monuments in the city. Piazza San Marco is in the heart of Venice and affectionately defined as the “best living room in Europe”. The Doge’s Palace, a simply stunning waterfront palace and a magnificent example of Gothic architecture. The Academy Gallery with marvalous masterpieces from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century for world-famous artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Picasso, Tintoretto, Veronese and many others.
Cultural and artistic city
In addition, with a plethora of art galleries in Venice, art lovers can admire displays of spectacular paintings and sculptures. Museums also abound in Venice, which house many important Italian masterpieces artists art such as Giorgione, Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese. For lovers of good food, Venice offers a wide selection of excellent restaurants serving delicious Italian dishes. One may enjoy Pasta and pizza as authentic dish in Piazza San Marco in the shadow of the Basilica San Marco.
The Grand Canal here runs through the city and popular as “the most beautiful street in all of Venice”. The first bridge built over the canal was the Rialto Bridge. Traveling along this canal and many others is a great way to see the city. Public transport consists mainly of (ferry) and there are also water taxis (speedboats), faster and more modern motorboats. Of course, who could think of Venice without imagining the famous and beloved Italian gondolas? What could be more romantic than a moonlit night trip along a Venetian canal? The atmosphere and the reflections are unforgettable.