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Santa Maria della Salute
Patterned Domes of the Basilica in Venice
Seafood Pasta with Mussel Shells on a Plate
A Woman in Costume of the Venice Carnivale

Venice Travel Guide

May - SeptemberItalyEUR
Historic Landmarks
Churches & Monasteries
Museums & Galleries
Unique and beautiful, threaded together by winding streets and iconic canals, Venice is a city that looks like no other, somewhere that can be recognized in an instant.
Formerly a powerful city-state, the Venice of today is thronged with tourists all year round. That’s for good reason though, this city is saturated with endless art, culture, and history.
The quintessential way to explore Venice is at water level: via a romantic Gondola ride through the city’s canals. On land, Venice boasts sites like the Doge’s Palace, the famous Clock Tower with its astronomical clock, St Mark’s Basilica, and the Campanile di San Marco. The 700-year-old Rialto Market affords visitors the chance to get lost in a seemingly endless forest of food stands.
Take a stroll across the Ponte di Rialto, the bridge that arches across the Grand Canal to connect the sestieri (districts) of San Polo and San Marco. One of four old bridges in Venice, it was built more than four hundred years ago and looks just as elegant and imposing today.
Eating and drinking in Venice is a world unto itself. Venice has its own style of restaurant known as 'bacari', or inns serving tasty plates of snacks. Cicheti, or Venetian Tapas, is best washed down with a Spritz. As you dine, its easy to see that although centuries of history have passed, the face of Venice remains the same. The amenities of modern life exist here, but they seem to take a backseat to the architecture, the art, and the ambiance.

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Must See Attractions in Venice
A Gondola Rowing on the Grand Canal in Venice
Grand Canal
European History
The Mural in St Marks Basilica in Venice
Saint Mark's Basilica
The Rialto Bridge in Venice Lit Up at Night
Rialto Bridge
The Gallerie Dell Academia in Venice
Gallerie dell'Academia
Museums & Galleries
Boats Docked in the Murano Burano Wenice
Islands of Murano & Burano
Optional Day Trips from Venice
A Statue in a Garden in Vicenza
UNESCO World Heritage
A Statue of Shakespeares Juliet in Verona
A Town Square with a Statue of Neptune in the Center
Regional Cuisine

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