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Venice Travel Guide


Venice is of the most unique cities in the world. Capturing the imagination of its visitors, the Queen of Adriatic offers romantic settings in its canals and city squares and an invaluable cultural and historic experience to all of its visitors. The city of Venice was built during the middles ages on a series of lagoons and islands. Many of the ancient buildings were constructed of footings that rested in the silt and clay built on wooden piles that are still intact today. Over the centuries the city has slowly sunk and the waterways are used as canals. 

Venice is of the most unique cities in the world. Capturing the imagination of its visitors, the Queen of Adriatic offers romantic settings in its canals and city squares and an invaluable cultural and historic experience to all of its visitors. The city of Venice was built during the middles ages on a series of lagoons and islands. Many of the ancient buildings were constructed of footings that rested in the silt and clay built on wooden piles that are still intact today. Over the centuries the city has slowly sunk and the waterways are used as canals. 

Historically, Venice was the capital of a trading empire that stretched around the Adriatic Sea that declined in the 16th century. Today, Venice is host to innumerable examples of Renaissance architecture, plazas and squares. One of the most famous is the Piazza San Marco with St. Mark’s Campoline towering over the square. Visitors can either walk through this historic city or hire a gondola to take them through the winding canals. There are no cars in Venice and all goods and visitors must either cross the bridge from Mestre or arrive by boat.   


Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and it receives over 50 000 daily visitors. Venice also experiences high waters that may flood the footpaths, public squares and walkways in the city. It is best to plan ahead to enjoy this monumental city; please consult this free guide to plan a trip to Venice.


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