There are many reasons to visit this beautiful city. However, the main one is that it is unique in the world. Nowhere do we find a city like Venice. No matter how many times you visit it, you’ll get surprised again and again. Learn more details about Venice, a destination for your next vacation.
Venice is built on 118 small islands linked by over 400 bridges, this city is different from the rest by being totally pedestrian. Although the most striking thing are its channels. The main one, and largest, is the Grand Canal. The gondola is the Venetian boat par excellence, used mainly by tourists. The Venetians travel by vaporetto, which cover regular routes along the Grand Canal and the other islands. There are many places to see and enjoy in Venice.
Rialto Bridge: Built in 1591, it is the oldest of the four bridges in Venice that cross the Grand Canal. It is the most famous of the city. One of its striking features are the stores located on both sides of the bridge. They are an extension of Rialto Market. On both banks of the Grand Canal there are restaurants and cafes. It is great to enjoy a beautiful view of Rialto Bridge, or to take great pictures of the gondoliers crossing, with a leisurely pace, the calm waters of the channel.
Piazza San Marco: Dubbed "The most beautiful room of Europe" it was built in the ninth century. It is the only square in Venice and it is considered the main point of the city. Here they hold the famous Venetian carnival, theatre performances and temporary markets at different times of the year. Piazza San Marco is the site of the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge's Palace. As a curiosity, it is the lowest point in the city, which makes it prone to flooding or be filled with water when exceptional floods occur. At night, the square becomes alive and you can walk among the famous cafes enjoying live music.
Murano: Famous for its glass craft it is located 1 kilometre away from the island of Venice. For a long time it was the largest producer of glass in Europe. The history of this island is very curious. The glassmakers in Venice itself were forced to move to this island in 1291. The reason: workshops ovens caused fires in the city. Most Venetian buildings are based on wood. Glassware is still the most important industry in the area. You can visit the Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro) and enjoy this amazing and unique art in the world.
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