A city made up of a 108 small islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges, there is no other city on earth like Venice. Incurring a boom during the Middle Ages by the unearthing of soils to raise the swampy ground above the tides, the city expanded and flourished. Located four kilometers from terra firma and two kilometers from the Adriatic Seal. The entire city is considered
a heritage site. Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world receiving more than 50,000 a day.
Venice has a diverse rich architectural style. The city itself a giant museum, but the piazza and basilica of San Marco are perhaps the city’s most famous sites. The Piazza San Marco is the hub of most activity and a great meeting spot if travelling with a big group.
There are many festivals each year in Venice, but the most popular event is Carnival. Taking place in the spring, Carnival last 10 days and is the lead up to the sacred day of Lent in the Christian religion. Another celebrated event is the Regatta Storica, held on the first Sunday every September, a yearly trial of skill and strength for the city’s gondoliers, which starts with a procession along the Canal Grande course, their crews dressed up in period costumes. Located in the Giardini Pubblici and held every two years, during odd years from June to September, Venice hosts the Venice Biennale, established in 1895 as a showpiece for international contemporary art.
Take a gondola adventure through the canals of Venice. Then go exploring on a secret walking tour through this beautiful city where you’ll curve around the narrow, winding streets and discover ancient markets and tasty cafes. There is no shortage of sites to see.
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