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Venice

Venice Venice stands on a hundred islands in the Lagoon of Venice, in the Adriatic sea, linked to the mainland by a bridge which was built in the 1930s. Venice and its lagoon are on the Unesco World Heritage list.

There is not a place like it in the world. Floating between the sea and the sky, it is packed with art and history. Venice is not the only city in the world to be built on water, but it is undoubtedly the only one to have preserved the layout and the majority of the buildings from its most prosperous times, when it ruled over the Mediterranean.

From the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, this city-state governed the Mediterranean basin, and was one of the world’s most important economic and political centres, known also by the name of La Serenissima.

One hundred and eighteen islands linked by bridges and canals, on which there are hundreds of palazzi, 190 churches, theatres and museums. This is Venice, the only one of its kind in the world, where you travel by foot, between the calli (streets) and campielli (little squares), or by romantic gondola, ferry or taxi-boat.

The best way to appreciate Venice ’s extraordinary urban layout is to see it from above. The best viewpoints are from the bell towers of San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore.
From San Marco you can see the complexity of Venice ’s layout, while from San Giorgio you can see the lagoon and the complex of San Marco in all their beauty.


The Grand Canal - Veneto The Grand Canal
This canal is the main water road in Venice. It begins near Piazzale Roma, the entrance point to the city from mainland where is the end of line for land transportation, and leads to Piazza San Marco ...

San Marco Square - Veneto San Marco Square
Piazza San Marco is the beating heart of Venice, the preferred destination of all tourists because of the unique and inimitable complex of monuments we can find here.
The square has a trapezoida ...

St. Mark's Cathedral - Veneto St. Mark's Cathedral
St.Mark the Evangelist (San Marco Evangelista) is the patron saint of Venice since his relics where taken here from Alexandria in Egypt around the year 800.
The first church intended to keep the ...

Bell Tower of St Mark's - Veneto Bell Tower of St Mark's
The bell tower of San Marco is one of the symbols of the city of Venice.
It is in a cornere of the Piazza San Marco, in front of the basilica: its construction began in the 11th century, but on ...

Doge's Palace - Venice - Veneto Doge's Palace - Venice
The Doge's Palace is one of the symbols of the city of Venice, masterpiece of gothic art, is located in Piazza San Marco; the building of the palace began probably in the 9th century, but the complex ...

St Mark's Clocktower - Veneto St Mark's Clocktower
The Clocktower is a building dated back to 15th century, whose main attraction is, precisely, the clock.
The beautiful clock face is golden and blue and marks the time, day, phases of the Moon and ...

Basilica of Saint Mary of Health - Veneto Basilica of Saint Mary of Health
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute (Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is placed scenically at a narrow finger of land which lies between the Grand Canal and the Canale de ...

Rialto Bridge - Veneto Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and the most famous in the city.

In the 12th cent ...

Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - Veneto Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, part of an evocative Benedictine monastery, mirrors in waters of the Canale della Giudecca, in front of Palazzo Ducale.
The first church dedicated to Saint Geor ...

The islands - Veneto The islands
Venice spreads on118 islands connected by 354 bridges; the main channels of the city are the Canal Grande and the Canale della Giudecca. The first crosses the city tracing a "S" , the second se ...
 
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Boasting a wonderful location on the Grand Canal, Hotel Europa & Regina overlooks St. Mark's Square. It features a fitness centre, panoramic restaurant, and elegant guest rooms. This award-winning hotel provides a truly luxurious setting for your stay in Venice. Some of the guest rooms were rene ...

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Hotel Pausania * * * Venice Hotel Pausania * * * Venice
Once the residence of an aristocratic Venetian family this charming property is now a welcoming hotel. Enjoy breakfast out on the veranda, which overlooks the garden. Hotel Pausania is an interesting property that dates back to the 14th century. Upstairs you will find a bright and spacious sitti ...

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Hotel Orion * * Venezia Hotel Orion * * Venezia
Located just 100 metres from St. Marks Square, Hotel Orion provides comfortable accommodation in an enviable location right in the heart of Venice. Each guest room comes with air conditioning, a TV, and an en suite bathroom with shower. You will find Wi-Fi access and laptops available for hire. ...

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