Stylish, elegant, unique, fun and romantic – this is Venice, the jewel of Italian tourist map, where many churches, buildings, bridges, monuments and old squares kept their artistic and cultural vivacity, but still remember the great history of this city.
We suggest you stroll through this beautiful Italian city. The heart of Venice is definitely Piazza San Marco, the elegant ball hall of Europe, surrounded by works of invaluable cultural importance: the impressive bell tower and the basilica, with five entrances, mosaics and marble decorations that enhance the splendor and richness of its interior; the Ducal Palace, the symbol of the best time of the Serenissima; Torre dei Mori, known as the Clock Tower, a masterpiece of engineering, which marks time in Venice for centuries, and the Napoleonic Wing, which now houses the Museo Correr.
Here you can also see many historical cafés overlooking the square. Do not miss the wonderful Caffe Florian: inaugurated in 1720, it is one of the oldest Italian café. The interior is very elegant, distinguished for its stucco decorations, paintings and mirrors. Moreover, among the illustrious customers who were sitting at their tables, were Giacomo Casanova, Lord Byron, Foscolo Ugo, Gabriele D’Annunzio and others.
Not far away is situated the Campo Santo Stefano with the church of the same name, one of the largest in Venice.
The so-called « Campi » of Venice are historic squares, often adorned in its center with important monuments and magnificent religious buildings, of which bear his name. The long and narrow streets here are called « calli » (from the word « street ») and are between two endless rows of houses. Venetians say the best way to see and meet this beautiful city is to go down any street and walk with your nose to the sky, watching everything that appears in front … without a guide, without a map and without fear of getting lost, since miraculously, everyone always comes sooner or later … to the Plaza de San Marcos!
This famous square, crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lagoon, you reach the Castello district, full of architectural and artistic masterpieces, including the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, San – Zechariah and the Church of San Juan de Bragora, which is considered by many as one of the most beautiful works of art in the city. Continuing the walk along the « street » you have to stop to visit Arsenale, which for centuries was the world’s largest, built in the twelfth century, and then spread the enormous political and commercial development of Venice, today this building is the headquarters of the Biennale art and architecture. The Film Festival, La Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, however, is held in the historic building Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido.
From Piazza San Marco is also seen the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the bell tower, which rises in a monumental building of the former Benedictine monastery, a masterpiece of the great architects of the time, like the famous Andrea Palladio. Venice is a true outdoor museum, can be visited by boat or gondola through the waters of the Grand Canal, the main « road » of the city, which begins at Punta della Dogana, the old port of La Serenissima, with its characteristic triangular shape. There are four main bridges over the canal: the Accademia bridge, the Rialto bridge (the oldest and most famous), Scalzi Bridge (Ponte degli Scalzi) and the bridge of the Constitution.
Surely, you will fall in love with this wonderful
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