TOP CATEGORIES IN VENICE
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Top Acitivities in Venice
Ducal Venice: Historic Center Walking Tour + Skip The Line V...
Absolute Venice: Historic Center walking Tour + Skip the Lin...
A Romantic Evening in Venice: Gondola ride and CandleLight D...
Venice, located in the Northeastern Italian region of Veneto, is a city comprised of 117 small islands all connected by bridges. The city and its Lagoon both have been declared a World Heritage Site. Venice is considered one of the most unique and romantic cities in the entire world. Here you will find incredible architectural styles, centuries-old Churches, arts including masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, and Guardi, and many others.
Venice, also known as the Republic of Venice, was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. From the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century, Venice was one of the most important centers of commerce for silk, spices and grain and main hub connecting the western world to the middle east, which made this city one of the wealthiest of that period. The incredible rich artistic and cultural heritage, the unique mix of architectural styles, and the masterpieces still today found in Venice, are symbols of Venice past grandeur.
Some of the most iconic Landmarks are St. Mark’s Square, the Doge Palace, and the Grand Canal. When you are in Venice one of the best way to admire the incredible plethora of Architectural Masterpieces is walking around the historic center, and rest assured you will remain mesmerized from the richness that this city has to offered. Other popular activities include Gondola Ride along the Grand Canal and Water-Taxi Tours to admire Venice from the water; then you cannot miss a visit to the Islands of the Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello! All three Islands are world-wide famous, Torcello is where legend wants the Huns first settled, and even though in reality the Huns never reached the Island, here you can still visit Attila’s Throne, King of the Huns, and a centuries-old Cathedral dated back to the 639, and great example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture; Burano is the island famous for the lace industry and thousand of Townhouses all colored in bright colors, and Murano is the home to the elegant and incomparable Venetian-Glass, also known as the the hand-blown glass.
Venice is also the center of many important Festivals held year-round from the Carnival of Venice to the Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival which make Venice a perfect year-round gateway city!
Venice Map, Quick Facts, And Weather
Venice is characterized by four distinct seasons and a Humid subtropical climate with cool winters and very warm summers. The Greater Venice is divided in two areas: the Historic Center (the Centro Storico) which represent the old center, thus the island of Venice, and the Mainlands which represent the newer areas of Venice; Public Transportation, ACTV, runs a bus system that connects Piazzale Roma (the Car Terminal) to the Mainlands (Mestre and Marghera) and a system of Water-bus lines, called Vaporetto, that runs along the Grand Canal and other main waterways. These Vaporettos represent the only public transportation available in Venice. Tickets for The Vaporetto are available for Single Ride (Eur 7.00), 1-Day Pass (Eur 20.00), 2-Day Pass (Eur 30.00), 3-Day Pass (Eur 40.00), Weekly Pass (Eur 60.00). Tourism has been one of the major economies of Venice for the past decades. Venice averages 25 million visitors every year.