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About Venice

Venice is a uniquely beautiful canal city. Located in northeastern Italy, the whole city lies on the water. Water is Venice's soul. The beautiful structures of the city are all reflected in the water, as though all of Venice is afloat and drifting calmly. The Grand Canal is the “road” that passes through the whole city of Venice. Take a gondola and experience the water city's unique style. Don’t forget to try Venice's unique Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (pasta with squid ink) and buy an exquisite hand-made mask before you go. Venice's wonders are not limited to the city’s center. On the azure waters of the Venetian Lagoon, there are many wonderful outlying islands that have to be seen, such as Burano, Murano and the Lido di Venezia.

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Canal Grande
4.7/5
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River
The Grand Canal, the Grand Canal of Venice, is Venice's main waterway, along the natural waterways from St. Mark's Church to the Church of St. Chiara, in an anti-S shape, from the Roman Forum in the northwest to St. Mark's Square in the city centre. It is connected to many small canals, and most of the city's transportation passes through these waterways. Take a water bus from the Roman Forum, walk between the ancient buildings on both sides of the strait, and enjoy the river of souls of Venice, you can feel the daily life of the Venetians living on the water.
Saint Mark's Basilica
4.6/5
587 Reviews
Church
Started in the 9th Century, Basilica di San Marco's architecture shows an eastern and Byzantine influence: note the golden altarpiece and the 13th and 14th-century mosaics that illustrate the cycles of the Bible. The magnificent domes date from the 12th Century. The Basilica houses the Marciano Museum, which contains the original bronze horses, copies of which are now on the terrace. Other great artworks are located in the Pala d'Oro , along with masterpieces of Gothic gold-smithing, located just behind the altar. At hundreds of years in the making, this beautiful basilica is not just a work of art itself, but houses some of the most important works of art in the world. Step inside (though mind the dress code) to marvel at the golden altarpiece, the mosaics dating back to the 13th century and which portray the cycles of the Bible, and the jaw-dropping domes. The basilica also houses the Marciano Museum and a wonderful display of the most amazing goldsmith work of the Gothic era.
St. Mark's Square
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1,273 Reviews
Square
St. Mark's Square is located in the center of Venice. As one of Venice's landmark attractions, the square attracts tourists, photographers and even pigeons. St. Mark's Square has historically been the center of politics, religion and festivals in Venice. It has been the residence of the Archbishop since the 19th century and is also the venue for many Venice festivals. There are many beautiful Renaissance-style buildings around the square, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Mint, the Governor's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, etc. The bell tower overlooks the entire square.
Ponte Rialto
4.5/5
331 Reviews
Bridge
There are several bridges crossing the Canal Grande but this is the oldest and most well known. Originally built of wood at the end of the 12th Century, the current one in stone, designed by Antonio da Ponte, was built 1554-1591. It is the heart of Venice to some. And until the Academia bridge was built in 1854 it was the only way to cross the Canal Grande on foot. Now you find many shops on the bridge selling all kinds of souvenirs and curiosities. Fresh fruit, vegetable and fish markets line the streets in the bustling neighborhood. There are a number of steps so those with wheelchairs or strollers should beware.

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The name of this colorful town in Venice is the colorful island, located on the outer island of Venice. Venice has three outer islands, Burano, Murano and Lido. It is worth a visit. It is also a colored island. The two sides of the canal are beautiful colored houses. The colors are especially beautiful on sunny days, which is different from the main island. Glass Island has a lot of glass making workshops, you can visit and buy glass products, but the price is high, only suitable for glass culture. Lido is the site of the three major Venice Film Festivals in Europe, but it is relatively deserted during the non-film festival. Go to the outer island for a total of two piers, one as shown in the map below. Next to the famous Youth Hostel WeCrociferi, take the ACTV No. 12 here to go to the colored island by the glass island. After the tour, you can return to the original road. You can also take the ACTV Route 14 to Lido Island and return to St. Mark's Square. Another pier is in St. Mark's Square, which can take the ACTV Route 14 to Lido Island to the Color Island. PS: You can find it through the Google Map planning line to see which one is better for you. Public transportation boat to the outer island Time: Main Island--Glass Island: 20 minutes Glass Island--Color Island: 40 minutes Color Island--Lido Island: 40 Minutes Lido Island--Main Island: 15 minutes Most of the boats are recycled and parked in two of them. If it is not the target island, do not disembark and continue to ride, buy tickets for 7 Euros.
Posted: 14 Dec, 2018
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