Venice , It is one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in the world.
How do I get around Venice?
When you arrive in Venice, the movement is very easy. The canals of Venice are connected by steam or small water buses that run on a set schedule.
Here are the highlights that you should not miss when visiting the Old Italian city.
City of canals
Venice – also known as the “floating city” – there is no road accessible by car. It is an archipelago of 118 islands linked by various canals and bridges. Therefore, ferries and ships are a means of transport in the city. The Grand Canal – the main waterway of Venice – is 3.8 kilometers long and runs through the city.
At a leisurely pace, the gondolier maneuvers the alien Venetian canals, passing through historic sites and buildings. Although this is a tourist experience, driving in one of those long, thin boats is a reminder that you will never forget; especially when a gondolier sings a song or two.
Venetian Gothic architecture
This complicated branch of architecture was created in Venice in the fourteenth century. It suggests the influence of Byzantine and Ottoman culture in the gothic arches of the lancet in the Venetian buildings. Glimpses this style can be witnesses in the Doge’s Palace, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti and Ca, d’Oro, among others.
Teatro La Fenice
Venice is home to one of the most important opera houses in Italy. Theater La Fenice – also known as “Phoenix” – dates back to 1792 and rose from the ashes of three fires. By adopting a contemporary approach to opera, this theater is to attract Giacomo Puccini’s tourists to “La Traviata” and “Madame Butterfly” by Giuseppe Verdi.
City of Masks
Venice has more names, but none is as intriguing as the City Mask. The name comes from recognizable masks that are held during the annual carnival. There are a variety of Venetian masks that you can choose based on individual taste and budget. The uniqueness of each mask is put to the test each year in the carnival.
Fish lovers should eat in Venice. With its unique location, the city has a new supply of fish and seafood from its lagoon. One of these traditional specialties of the region is the Sarde in Saor, a simple dish but classic sweet and sour sardines. Since the 13th century, the court has been popular with locals and is easily accessible throughout the city.
A small fishing village in the Venetian lagoon, Burano is a fun journey. His little houses are brilliantly painted to create a long-lasting wallpaper – perfect for Instagram photos. Burano is easily reached by a Venetian waterbus from St. Mark.
Lido – the golden island
The Lido is a barrier between the Venetian lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. With golden dunes and private beaches, the Lido offers a relaxed atmosphere and is known for hosting the International Festival of Cinema of Venice – the oldest film festival in the world – every year.
The Glasschlag is an ancient art in Venice centered on the island of Murano. Sophisticated and intricate skill in greenhouses extends jewelry glass vases and exquisite chandeliers. These glass objects are the perfect ad that helps provide local industry support and be part of Venice at home.
Famous sight for tourists
Every year millions of tourists come to Venice on great cruises. This led to a dispute with the Venetians, who consider the presence of cruise ships in their city trenches. There are also environmental issues arising from the presence of cruise liners in the lagoon, and alternative landfills are also required.
Places You Need To Visit
Piazza San Marco
Your first goal is twofold. Go to this popular place and have fun in the most famous (and richest) church in the city. The market is bustling and reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s birds: not for all travelers with ornithophobia (fear of birds)! The Golden Church received the status symbol of Venetian wealth and power and is also known as the Golden Church of Oro d’Oro. Come back in the evening and listen to the four orchestras who take turns playing the magical live music!
Campanile di San Marco
This bell tower is about 99 meters high and about 15 meters higher than the Giotto’s belfry in the Duomo of Florence. The good news, however, is that this has a rise to the top! The bell opens every morning at 9:45, but closes at different times throughout the year.
In the past, only VIP guests visited the bell tower; Even so, the Venetian masters were wary about giving foreigners because they thought they could offer the opportunity to check the city and harbor areas for military purposes. Now you can buy tickets for 8 euros! While the entrance line can be long, the place is to turn a door constantly so that the waiting time can be managed, and the view from the top is worth it!
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) / Bridge of Sighs
Two more! Doge was the highest and oldest political position in the Republic of Venice. The Doge’s Palace is a beautiful place to spend a few hours in the afternoon, especially when it’s gray and rainy like the first day we visited.
Wind and weave our way through the main courtyard, armed chambers, and prisons. Yes, you are reading very well. In prisons! Here you can catch a glimpse of the Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospiri (also sounds like melancholy in Italian!) It is, as such, called, allegedly because of prison sigh, who have a last look at freedom as they took one last view of the lagoon of Venice before it is brought into its cells.
You can see a lot of cities and cover a lot of landscapes in Venice in only 48 hours. After seeing all the major sights, explore the hidden Venice, switch off Google Maps and walk through the city.