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Yes, Venice really do not need any introduction.
Initially born as a refuge for mainland men escaping from barbarians, after the collapse of the Roman Empire, it then became the great mercantile empire of the Venetian Republic and, despite its successive failure, it still preserved thus remained a rich and incredible city ever since.
No a surprise than if it has been a fabled holiday destinations for centuries. As a matter of fact part of the mystery and allure, Venice is soak with, is that this Italian lagoon has remained remarkably intact and unchanged for hundreds of years.
In here alleyways, bridges and domes seems to literally rise from the water. As a miracle of creative genius because the city is actually built on mud, sand and slime, of what could have only been considered an inhospitable landscape. Whether it is beautiful under the sun, due to his nature covered in a white vale of fog it becomes even more magical and unique.
The biggest attraction of the city is for sure its architecture, lining along ancient canals, one among all the Grand Canal. However, hiding in the narrow backstreets there are astonishing buildings that just seems works of art, mixed among neighbourhood churches lined with Veronese and priceless marble. The only two ways to get around Venice are either walking or taking a boat. If the choice is for the latter, more than water taxi also public means of transport are available, such as vaporetto or motorboat.
These allow both tourists and Venetians, if they do not have their own one, to reach all the main parts of the city, the main islands (Lido of Venice, Murano, Burano, Torcello and Giudecca) and the mainland as well.
Whether the intention is to experience the traditional way of navigate through the tiny waterways that characterised the city, the choice must be the gondola. The primary form of transportation in Venice since the 12 th century. Venice is always busy and vibrant in summer, between the beginning of June and the end of July, while in February and March is
party time during the Carnival. In this time of the year music, costumes and the celebration of art takes over. A very peculiar phenomenon, though, happens during the winter months, especially between November and March, it is called “acqua alta” and floods areas of Venice including Piazza San Marco.
Not need to say that drinking a coffee while having half of the leg underwater would be quite unforgettable. In the city there are many things to do, from visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most illustrious modern are collection to Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses several classics from the Renaissance period.
The Rialto Bridge, iconic symbol of Venice, along with St. Mark square, is the most beautiful bridge hanging over the Grand Canal with masterful confidence.
Teatro La Fenice, a magnificent 1000seat theatre, seat of prestigious performances and concerts.
The Ghetto, a living memory of history, as Venice was the first city in Europe that forced Jews to live in a separate quarter.
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