Venice is a city in Italy located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon that extends along the shoreline between the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers. It is an archipelago of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is the capital of the region of Veneto and has been known as various names such as the “City of Water”, “City of Canals”, “City of Bridges”, and “The Floating City”.
Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and in the world. It is popular for its unique setting, architecture and art. It is also home to many popular European landmarks such as the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Lido di Venezia.
Venice is accessible to travelers via the Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) or the Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo. The airport is located on the Italian mainland and operates flights to many European cities as well as several long haul destinations.
It is said that the best time to visit Venice would be during the seasons of spring and fall when there are less people and where temperatures average between 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. Visiting during the winter months can be cold, damp and windy. Summer months are also a good time to go but it can get crowded with tourists. Also, when visiting Venice, watch out for acqua alta or high water. Lagoon water in the city can occasionally rise above and flood the street level. This is more likely to happen during the colder months.
When planning a holiday in Venice, here are just a few of the most popular tourist destinations in Venice to add to the itinerary:
Piazza San Marco – Also known as St. Mark’s Square, the Piazza San Marco is the main public square in Venice. It is generally referred to as just “the Piazza”. Along with the Piazzetta, which is an extension of the Piazza in the south east corner, if forms the political, social and religious center of Venice. The main focal point of the Piazza is the St. Mark’s Basilica. Visitors can also the Torre dell'Orologio or Clock Tower as well as the Procuratie Vecchie in the Piazza.
Saint Mark’s Basilica – Formally known as the Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, it is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It is the most famous church in Venice and one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. The cathedral is also popular for its opulent design with gold ground into mosaics, which got it the nickname of Chiesa d’Oro or Church of Gold.
Grand Canal – One of the major water-traffic corridors of Venice, the Grand Canal leads into the Saint Mark Basin with the other end leading into the lagoon by the Santa Lucia railway station. The canal is 12,467 feet long and 98 to 295 feet wide forming a large reverse S-shape going through the city’s central districts. It has an average depth of 16.5 feet. Along the banks of the Grand Canal are more than 170 buildings mostly dating back from the 13th to the 18th century.
Travel to Venice in Italy to take in and experience the many wonders the city has to offer. It is one of the loveliest and most interesting places to visit in the world. Start now by searching for the cheapest air tickets to Venice on Skyscanner Philippines.
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