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Venice can be described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in northeastern Italy, Venice seems to always be celebrating something and it is a very busy vacation spot with everything from touring historical sites, churches and cruising down the quaint canals in a man powered Gondola.

Enjoying an authentic Gondola ride is an experience that you cannot truly replicate anywhere else and is a fantastic way to explore some of Venice’s most famous attractions.

The city of Venice is not built on solid ground, but rather on a group of islands in a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea.

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The mud islands are divided by the Grand Canal and the city is connected by 409 bridges. Venice is built upon pilings driven 15 feet into the clay below. The primary purpose of the canal system in Venice is drainage, to avoid flooding in the city.

The Adriatic Sea and its subsidiaries flow throughout the whole city, making boats one of the main sources of transportation throughout the city. There is no reason to have a car and, in fact, much of the population doesn’t even really know how to drive.

Attractions in Venice

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice.

Attractions in Venice: Bridge of Sighs

Designed by Antonio Contin, the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) is made of white limestone and leads toward the prison in Venice.

The name and the legend come from the sighing of the condemned prisoners as they were being led to prison and looked out at the water and the freedom of the outside world.

Attractions in Venice

Saint Mark’s Square in Venice.

Attractions in Venice: Saint Mark’s Square

Supported by five domes, the Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, a superb example of Byzantine architecture, overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, a real marble salon. Venice’s largest one, Saint Mark’s Square is a superb piazza overlooking the water, a perfect mixture of spaces, volumes and styles.

Saint Mark’s Square is considered the city’s main symbol and its main meeting place. Lined by cafes, shops and museums, this area is extremely busy in the afternoons and evenings, and nearly deserted in the early morning hours. Also the 324-foot-high tower allows for breath-taking views of the city.

Attractions in Venice

The church of San Giacomo di Rialto in Venice.

Attractions in Venice: San Giacomo di Rialto

Built sometime around 421 A.D., San Giacomo di Rialto is the oldest church in Venice, which is also called San Giacometto.

There is a large 15th-century clock above the entrance and its Gothic Portico is one of the few surviving examples in Venice.

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The Venetian Ghetto.

Attractions in Venice: the Ghetto

The Venetian Ghetto was created in 1516 when Jewish residents of Venice were banished to this island. The very first ghetto in the world, this was the area of the city in which Jews were forced to live.

 

 

Discover The Best Tour and Experiences in Venice

 

Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square museums skip-the-line tickets from: € 20.00
 Peggy Guggenheim Collection tickets  from: € 20.00
The Golden Basilica: St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tour from: € 24.00
Gondola ride experience  from: € 32.00

Top Attractions in Venice – Discover Italy
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