Venice is one of the most touristic cities in Europe. With its many canals and famous gondola rides, it is also the city of choice for romantic stays. In addition, Venice is home to the most emblematic Venice Carnival in all of Italy.
Surely the question of why Venice is built on water comes to mind. Venice is situated on a shallow, marshy lagoon on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It was built in the 5th century AD. C. when the populations of the interior wanted to seek refuge from the barbarian invasions. The Venetians moved to the lagoon, made up of 120 small islands, which were connected by the many bridges that we can travel today. It was necessary to build a network of channels in different stages that occupy a total of 42 kilometers. The most surprising thing is that an entire city is supported by wooden poles submerged in water.
Let’s see some of the essential places in Venice that we cannot miss.
St. Mark’s Square
It is the icon of Venice, its heart and soul. There you can admire the “Basilica di San Marco”, the “Campanile” and the “Palazzo Ducale”.
Bridge of Sighs
This bridge is actually the bridge that the inmates of the jail passed before being executed, and today it has become a symbol of the city.
Gondola or vaporetto ride in Venice
Navigating the channels of Venecía is a must. Although the gondola rides are more expensive, a unique plan is to ride in a Venetian galleon with dinner included.
Murano and Burano near Venice
The best excursion in Venice is the one you can do visiting two other islands that are Murano and Burano. Murano is famous around the world for the quality of its glass and Burano is known for its colorful houses and knitted lace.
During the 10 days of the Venice Carnival, people dress up in period costumes from the 17th century Venetian. This carnival dates back to the 11th century, reaching its peak in the 17th century. The dates of celebration are usually from the middle of February to the beginning of March.