Venice Italy
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Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco
Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco
Gondoliers in Venice. Photo by Kennito
Gondoliers in Venice. Photo by Kennito
Burano Island near Venice. Photo Nikater
Burano Island near Venice. Photo Nikater
Grand Canal Scalzi in Venice. Vlastni Dilo
Grand Canal Scalzi in Venice. Vlastni Dilo
Santa maria della Salute. Poto Marius Fiskum
Santa maria della Salute. Poto Marius Fiskum
La Fenice Auditorium. Photo Andreas Prefcke
La Fenice Auditorium. Photo Andreas Prefcke
View of Canals on Murano Island off Venice
View of Canals on Murano Island off Venice
Clock Tower in Venice, Italy. Photo Nikater
Clock Tower in Venice, Italy. Photo Nikater

Venice Information

Venice or “Venezia” as known by Italians is a very popular tourist destination city in the world with a population of about 300,000 people. The name comes from the ancient tribe of Veneti that inhabited the city before Roman occupation. The city is famous around the world for being built on several small islands and has been nicknamed “The Floating City”.

The city has been describes as one of the world’s most beautiful places to see. Every year more than 3 million people visit Venice with the big attraction being the canals and waterways that run through the city. Getting around Venice is mostly on foot or the islands traditional Venetian rowing boats named Gondola.

Running through the centre of Venice is the Grand Canal. This freeway like waterway is the major water corridor where you can catch a water bus or water taxi for quicker transit time. Most tourists however prefer to hire a black and white shirted Gondolier to travel the smaller canals in style.

A popular attraction in Venice is St Mark’s Basilica Cathedral. The outside Byzantine architecture of the cathedral is awe inspiring with the interior so amazing it will leave you speechless. The Cathedral is located at the Piazza San Marco the principal public square of Venice. The Piazza is not only popular with tourists but also pigeons making the atmosphere unique and wonderful.

Exploring the islands off Venice is another great thing to do on your holiday. The island of Lido di Venezia is popular and is considered the most luxurious where the rich and famous celebrities stay. It also features the Venice Film Festival every year in August to September.

Another great island to see is Murano that is famous in history for Glassmaking. The Museo Vertrario “Glass Museum” is a must see place which displays some great Egyptian treasures.

Gondolas in a Canal in Venice. Photo by Juliette Gibert
Gondolas in a Canal in Venice. Photo by Juliette Gibert
Aerial View of St Mark's Square and Venice. Photo J Tesla
Aerial View of St Mark's Square and Venice. Photo J Tesla