Venice is one of the most romantic city across the world. This is a magnificent city surrounded by a large number of tiny canals. While exploring city by water you should certainly visit elegant Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, San Marco Square, Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Bridge of Sighs. It has superb waterways, alleyways and way of life.

Mainland people reached Venice for escaping invasions which followed fall of Roman Empire for their survival in 5thcentury. Over period of time the small pieces of land that were surrounded by water took shape of real towns. This became a unique place, the only one of its type in the world.

Gondolas, the Venetian boat is very ancient and came up using complex techniques. Typical gondola measures 11 meters long and weighs 600 kilograms and can be easily maneuvered by a single person.

Places to see in Venice

St. Mark’s Square

St. Mark’s Square: It is located on banks of Grand Canal and is actually the heart of Venice because of many amazing historical monuments that are located there. St. Mark’s Square has always remained very important both culturally and politically in Venice.

The Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge: This huge structure has been built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings which still provide support to bridge even after over 400 years. Antonio da Ponte, the architect had to compete with renowned designers like Palladio and Michelangelo for contract. It has 24 foot arch designed for passage of galleys. Bridge has three walkways, two along outer balustrades and one central walkway that lead to two rows of small shops selling jewelry, linens and more items for tourists.

The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs

It got this name in 17th century because prisoners passing through it on way to prison cell on other side would see attractive sight of lagoon, island of St. Giorgio and also freedom for last time. It came to be known as ‘Bridge of Sighs’ in 19th century when Lord Byron referred it in his poem as “Bridge of sighs”. Use airaisa coupon codes and get a travel to Venice at a good discount.

Jewish Ghetto

Jewish Ghetto

This is an area where Jews were compelled to live and could not leave this from sunset to dawn. Gates were closed and area was under supervision of guards. Marks of hinges are visible even now.

Venice St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica

It symbolizes lagoons and also enshrines history of the city. From 828 onwards, Republic was able to exercise its authority over Grado and Aquileia. It was decided to reconstruct similar church. It was completed in 1096 but decorative work continued till beginning of 19th century. It had been furnished by Church of Holy Apostles at Constantinople.

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Venice has classical musical scene with top venues for hearing classics from likes of Chiesa di San Bartolomeo and Chiesa delle zitelle. Concerts are also hosted where majority of musicians wear costumes of 18th century and the masks.

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