Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks.The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. (via Wikipedia). Now that we have got the formalities out of the way, Venice is an amazing place to visit. With its rich history Venice is a must see for any world traveler.
Traveling Into The City
Sure once you get there you can enter the city via train, cab, or bus once you disembark you flight, but the best way to enter the sinking city is by boat. Entering the city by way of water taxi will provide a breathtaking view and overall experience that will start your stay off on a very high note.
Where To Stay
While there are many hotels in the city, nothing beats the charm of staying in one of the many bed and breakfasts that occupy the city. These establishments offer visitors a more authentic view of the city when compared to staying at a traditional hotel. Plus getting an authentic Italian breakfast every morning is a wonderful start to a day filled with exploration.
What To Do
As a city of immense culture and history, there is a lot to see and do in Venice. First and foremost is the Rialto bridge and the surrounding marketplace. To really take in the history of the city, a visit to Saint Mark’s Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square, and Palazzo Ducale (aka Doge’s Palace) is certainly in order. In addition to the many museums, not trip to Venice is complete without a ride on a gondola.
Venice is a city like non other. Its geographic feature not withstanding, its is a city that stands a part from the rest of Italy with a heritage all its own. If you are looking for new destination to see, Venice should be on the top of your list.