Venice, the Floating City
La Serenissima. It is the principal city of the Veneto region, in the NorthEastern side of Italy, and it is built on many little islands gathered in the Laguna Venetaof the Adriatic Sea. Yes, it has no roads. Yes, it has many bridges. Yes, people walk for most of the time, and the steamboats are less often used by the locals.
The Venetian Experience
The canals – including the Grand Canal which divides the two rive of the island – separate the several rioni (similar to neighborhoods) where Renaissance and Gothic palaces stand with authority facing the water. The famous central square, Piazza San Marco, is the home of the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica, showing Byzantine mosaics colored in blue and gold. The famous Gondolas are today a tourist attraction.
Carnevale di Venezia
Travel to Venice today
Venice is a small city, you can walk from one side to the other of the island in a couple of hours, which makes it perfect to be explored fully in just a couple of days. Venice i. romantic? Ancient? Beautiful? It cannot be labeled. The canals, the gondolas, the history, the art, the little islands of Murano and Burano with the colors and the reflections on the water, the list could go on and on. The best thing to do in Venice is to just get lost and keep walking. You will end up bumping into some charming corners, funny and cheerful Gondolieri, more wandering tourists and fast walking locals.
About Venice and Veneto
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