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.
_We***74Burano is one of the most beautiful islands you’ll find in Venice. The city is very colorful therefore sights are breathtaking. You can spend there a whole afternoon walking around its beautiful alleys and bridges. Totally recommended.
Venice, Italian Venezia, city, major seaport, and capital of both the provincia (province) of Venezia and the regione (region) of Veneto, northern Italy. An island city, it was once the centre of a maritime republic. It was the greatest seaport in late medieval Europe and the continent’s commercial and cultural link to Asia. Venice is unique environmentally, architecturally, and historically, and in its days as a republic the city was styled la serenissima (“the most serene” or “sublime”). It remains a major Italian port in the northern Adriatic Sea and is one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centres. Since the fall of the Venetian republic in 1797, the city has held an unrivaled place in the Western imagination and has been endlessly described in prose and verse. The luminous spectacle of ornate marbled and frescoed palaces, bell towers, and domes reflected in the sparkling waters of the lagoon under a blue Adriatic sky has been painted, photographed, and filmed to such an extent that it is difficult to distinguish the real city from its romantic representations. The visitor arriving in Venice is still transported into another world, one whose atmosphere and beauty remain incomparable. Today Venice is recognized as part of the artistic and architectural patrimony of all humanity, a fitting role for a city whose thousand-year economic and political independence was sustained by its role in global trading. The situation of the city on islands has limited modern suburban spread beyond the historic centre; its framework of canals and narrow streets has prevented the intrusion of automobiles; and its unmatched wealth of fine buildings and monuments dating from the period of commercial dominance has ensured a keen and almost universal desire for sensitive conservation. This concern for conservation is now extended not just to the city’s monuments but to the very city itself.
The gondola originated in Venice, Italy, that magical city situated on a series of six islands at the edge of the Adriatic Sea. The “streets” of Venice are waterways, making boats the official transportation choice.
Of all the differing watercrafts in Venice, the gondola is the most well-known. It is an ancient row boat, evolving over the last 1,000 years to become the sleek, graceful shape you see today. Its unique, asymmetrical design allows just one oarsman to navigate the narrow Venetian waterways using a single oar.
Venice is enchanting. Yes, that may be cliché to say, but once you see the city on the water for yourself, you'll surely agree. You'll see water taxis coast along, passing underneath the Ponte degli Scalzi (Bridge of the Barefoot) and might hear the faintest hint of a serenading violin, or is that your imagination? It might not be all in your head. Romantic gondolas carrying smitten couples glide through the web of the city's many waterways, and gondola drivers are known to sing when the moment feels right. On land, narrow passageways twist past Old World storefronts and residences, and over bridges.
#tripaway Venice must be one of the most charming places in Italy and all Europe! take a boat and go around the city’s canals is a one in a lifetime experience! the architecture, the streets, the hotel, the people, all are a great expression of the European culture!
Venice, is an amazing place really magical and with a lot of history, I still can't believe I got the opportunity to visit this place I never thought I could ever go and when I was here I was really happy, just like me you can also make your dreams. #tripaway
Venice, Italy a dream come true really amazing place can't describe it is just amazing a lot of history a lot of art and really good ice creams I really tell you, you have to try the ice creams from Venice you will not regret it. Amazing place cants wait to go back.
My graduation trip in Europe! Bringing family around was super tiring as I needed to plan everything, however, I feel satisfied when they are happy! I tried my best to bring them to see as much as possible. I previously visited these places already and I feel they are worth to go again!
By the way, the road is pretty complicated in Venice! You need to spare more time in the morning if you have morning train to another city! We almost missed our train haha
While it may look cliché especially now in the age of social media, the allure of a place like Burano is something too hard to resist. Separated from the rest of the main Venetian lagoon, this cute village is an hour ferryboat ride away from San Marco’s square, and a must stop for anyone visited the Serenissima.
Don’t be afraid to explore the many alleys, full of silence and out to dry laundry (so typically Italian!). You'll be shocked by how quickly your camera will fill up with photos! Every door, every facade will look like a postcard!
Walk down the colourful canals and pop into one of the many cafes for a cappuccino and a tasty brioche. All while experiencing fewer crowds and noise than Venice.
Before leaving, don’t forget to reserve a table in places like Rivarosa, revering the uniqueness of this small touristy, yet residential neighbourhood. You’ll definitely want to visit again.
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