Venice is the most visited romantic city in the world spend a romantic charming touring vacations in Venice tourism top quality infos about traveling to Venice walks and tours complete objective information on Venice travel including photos best reviews attractions hotels restaurants nightlife travel tips. Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia, Latin: Venetia) is a city in northern Italy, the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,251 (census estimate January 1, 2004). Together with Padua, the city is included in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area (population 1,600,000). Venice's nicknames include "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Bridges", and "The City of Light".
Venice is the most romantic city in the world; its unique watery landscape gives the city a magical quality that is irresistible. Venice has plenty of well-known monuments and galleries to explore but one of the greatest pleasures here is to stroll through the maze of tiny streets and canals with charming stone bridges, pretty little squares and local bars and cafes to discover. Further a field and easily reached by waterbus are the other islands in the Lagoon including the Lido, Murano and Burano.
the city of the canals. This city is known as the most serene (the ‘serenissima’) among Venetians, because of the absence of cars and mopeds in its streets.
Millions of tourists come here every year to visit this mythical city. If you stay with me, I’ll try to show you the city’s many architectural and artistic attractions, and explain you some interesting things about its history.
The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers. The population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 62,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (literally firm land, the areas outside the lagoon), mostly in the large frazione of Mestre and Marghera; and 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon.
The Venetian Republic was a major maritime power and a staging area for the Fourth Crusade, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) and art in the Renaissance and up to the end of the 17th century.
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St. Mark's Square plus the Doge's Palace (center of the government for centuries), The Bridge of Sighs and The Prisons.
Ca' Rezzonico (an 18th Century Museum).This elegant and refined palace is on display in the style of a residence more than a museum. It contains frescoes, paintings, furniture and pieces of sculpture dating from the above era.
Ca' Mocenigo: this palace also dates from the 18th Century, and its museum contains examples of the clothes, robes, lace and material typical of that era.
A private Palace Ca' Zenobio, property of the Armenians contains an extraordinary frescoed salon in the Baroque Style, plus a pleasant garden, which is half Italian and half English in style. The Accademia is the most important museum regarding the history of Venetian painting.
- St Marks and Piazza (691 Reviews - 886 Photos)
- Bridges (420 Reviews - 524 Photos)
- Churches (334 Reviews - 600 Photos)
- Grand Canal (245 Reviews - 321 Photos)
- Doges Palace (218 Reviews - 314 Photos)
- Gondolas (190 Reviews - 246 Photos)
- Campos, Calles and Canals (174 Reviews - 214 Photos)
- Islands of the Lagoon (158 Reviews - 186 Photos)
- Campanile and its Views (147 Reviews - 204 Photos)
- Art Museums (111 Reviews - 137 Photos)
- The Gondola Scam: true price of a Gondola ride
- Empty terrace - terrasse vide!
- 'guided' tours of Murano, Burano, & Torcello
- Tourist menu - decoy for naive ones
- Don't sit outside at the cafes!!
- Aqua Alta (8 Reviews - 10 Photos)