Venice

Venice, capital of region Veneto, is a city in the northern Italy. The city comprises of 118 different islands and is connected through numerous canals, bridges and ancient pavements. This beautiful city is a haven of tourist attractions like castles, cathedrals, museums, parks, galleries and much more.

Italy - Venice - Rialto Bridge

There are many spectacular landmarks in Venice with some of them dating back to 1000 years, but still standing in amazing condition. Few of the popular ones are Basilica San Marco, Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), Campanile (Bell Tower), Rialto Bridge, Ca’ Rezzonico, Golden House, Palazzo Mocenigo and the Campo dei San Giovanni e Paolo. There are many beautiful and attractive churches as well, like Frari, Madonna dell’Orto, Redentore, San Sebastiano and Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Italy - Venice - Grand CanalVenice boasts of world class museums and galleries like the Marciano Museum, Correr Museum and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The other famous ones are Natural History Museum, Scuolo Grande Di San Rocco, Archaeological Museum, Accademia Gallery, Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and the Contini Art Gallery.

The city is home to beautiful parks and gardens that are perfect for relaxation. Few of these fabulous ones are the Giardino Giusti, Gardens of Remembrance, Giardini Pubblici, Royal Garden, Orto Botanico and the Chiostro San Francesco della Vigna.

Italy - Venice - Piazza San MarcoThere are numerous sports and outdoor activities, ranging from golf, tennis and sailing; to swimming, boating and regattas. Venice also hosts a number of events and festivals; the must attend includes Venice Carnival, Redentore and Venice Film Festival – world’s oldest film festival.

Venice has cold but sunny winters, hot summers and rains almost throughout the year. The pleasant autumn season is the best time to visit this prime tourist destination.

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