Italy · Venice
Venice is one of the most alluring cities in the world. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient.
It is called in different ways due to its peculiarities.
It is called the City of Water because of its canals. In fact the city is built on a collection of 118 little islands in the centre of the Venetian Lagoon and is crossed by hundreds of canals, about 150.
It is called the City of Bridges due to the presence of more than 400 bridges that permit to cross its canals and connect all the city.
Venice is called the City of Gondole, which is the most famous and romantic means for experiencing the city. Gondola is the symbol of the city that has made it recognizable all over the world.
Venice is also called the City of Lights but its impossible to describe the reason you should be there when the sun goes down and wonder the show of the illuminated city.
This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. This place has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed, but the romantic charm remains.
Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you will almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif. Relax in Piazza San Marco, take a moonlit gondola ride or taste the original Bellini at Harry’s Bar. Or just wander. No matter where you go, you will find history, beauty and romance.
Check out this video to know more about Venice: Venice Backstage – How does Venice work? (by Alberto Zugno’s)