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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Venice – A Sanctuary on a Lagoon

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Venice is one of the most beautiful and interesting place in the world. It is a small city, with every corner having monuments, Church or museum which contains history, a tale or tradition besides the daily events they offer to citizens as well as tourists.

It is a sanctuary on a lagoon which is the same as it was six hundred years ago adding to the splendour and beauty of this amazing destination. It is filled with a romantic charm drawing many tourists to this awesome destination. Venice is a city in north-eastern Italy located on a group of 118 small islands which are separated by canals and connected by bridges.

It is placed in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches in line with the shore between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. It is known for the beauty of its setting, its artworks and architecture and has been listed as a World Heritage Site with its lagoon.

A reader has described Venice as a beautiful and intriguing place where every view seems like a painting and has an unbelievable atmosphere. It is a paradise for shopping and fashion and seems like a city apart from this world. One can have a perfect experience on waking up in the morning with an espresso on a narrow street and enjoy in the gondola in the evening.

Venice, Europe’s Romantic Cities

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. The name was derived from the ancient Veneti people who had inhabited the region in the 10th century BC and the city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been described as one of Europe’s most romantic cities by the Times Online.

 Venice is also known as the La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City and the City of Canals. According to Luigi Barzini’s description in The New York Times, it is the most beautiful city built by man.

Vaporetti, Best Option to Move around

Since Venice is placed on a lagoon, the water plays a very important part in transportation and from whichever way one arrives, the last leg of the journey is done on foot from the nearest waterbus or water taxi jetty. It is the world’s only pedestrian city and easily walk able. The absence of cars gives one a pleasant experience while moving around this city.

 The Rialtine Island which is the main attraction of Venice is small enough to walk around and explore from one end to the other in an hours’ time. If one needs to get around more quickly, the vaporetti, water buses or water taxis can be availed which are generally the best option to move around the city and also the cheapest mode of transport while exploring Venice.

The gondola ride can enhance the experience with a romantic ride along the canal though they tend to exist for a scenic purpose instead of taking people from one point to another. One can undertake their Vacation Travel at this amazing destination and experience the beauty of this age old city.

1 comment:

  1. having recently been there...i can truly say...its an amazing place to be :) one just needs to love water and walking. its simply wonderful.


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