Venice – amazing and unique. Regardless of how many pictures and videos you’ve seen, a tour of Venice is a unique experience that cannot be described. When you come to this city that is built on 118 small islands in the lagoon, with canals instead of streets, you’ll feel as if you’re in a fairy tale that you do not want to leave.
Venice is located in north-eastern Italy, in the province of Veneto, on the Adriatic Sea. During the Middle Ages, Venice was the center of the former civilization and important considerations city in the world. Although it is one of the most visited destinations in the world, Venice has kept the same look she had for six centuries.
Venice has 177 channels by which you can ride a gondola, boats, small steamships and smaller ships. The largest canal in Venice is Grand Canal, which divides the city into two parts. Through this canal stretches the famous Rialto Bridge, and about 380 small and large bridges used to cross the many other canals.
Venice is one of the tourist destinations in the world where almost every single building itself is a tourist attraction and landmark of the city. Churches, basilicas, cathedrals and synagogues are trademarks of Venice. Nearly every few hundred meters you will come across some religious object that takes your breath away with its beauty. It is difficult to make a unique selection of the most famous sights, but here we highlight the following:
San Marco Square – the central square of Venice where there are the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions of Venice.
Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) – the most important buildings of the Venetian Republic, which has changed its purpose throughout history. Here is the prison where Casanova was detained, offices of city administration and many other services. A special part of the palace’s roof structure.
St Mark’s Church and St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is located next to the Doge’s Palace and is the largest church in Venice. Very richly decorated and painted, this church from the tenth century is still in its original version.
The bell tower of St Mark (tower with a bell on top of St. Mark’s) – today’s bell tower is a replica of the destroyed, the original bell tower.
Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is the symbol of Venice and one of the oldest bridges in the city. In its present form was built in the sixteenth century and was replaced by a wooden bridge that collapsed previously. This bridge carries the story in its long history of 800 years.
Venice is also famous for its carnival, which takes place in January and February, and lasts two weeks. Then you can go back to medieval Venice, when people spend at carnivals and balls under the masks.