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Venice

Floating City of Charm and Romance

Try a Visit to     Verona       and        Lakes

 

Venice, eveningWith canals for streets, Venice is one of the few cities in the world which is truly unique. It is the perfect way to get around is walking losing yourself in its labyrinth of alleys and canals.

 

Its focal point is the Piazza San Marco, the site of St. Mark's Basilica, pictured below, and its famous Campanile (bell tower). Other highlights include the Doge's Palace, the seat of power in Venice for over a thousand years, and the Bridge of Sighs, also pictured below.

 

St MarksTo reach the islands of Venice Lagoon, it is best either to take a vaporetti (waterbus) from Piazzale Roma, or take an organised trip. There are tree main islands that are visited, these are, firstly, BuranBridge of Sighso, famous for its lace making, Murano, famous for its glass making, and finally, Torcello, which is rustic and peaceful and the home of Venice's first cathedral, (Santa Maria Assunta) famous for its mosaics.