Welcome to Venice
Venice is a city in northern Italy, and the capital of the region Veneto. Sometimes called the “Queen of the Adriatic”, the city sits on 118 islets within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice, an arm of the Adriatic Sea. Being surrounded by water Venice offers an unforgettable experience – indeed in the “City of Water” there are no cars, only boats. Venice counts over 2000 bridges, with the most famous probably being the Rialto bridge.
For a romantic holiday or vacation, there is no better destination than Venice, Italy. Haunted by a glorious past, Venice is dotted with beautiful palaces and basilicas, artisans and musicians, excellent food and fine shopping. Venice’s architecture is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. The grand canal is Venice’s main water artery, lined with fantastic palaces called Ca’ (home of), for example Ca’ Dario or Ca’ Rezzonico, meaning “home of” the family who built it or last lived in it.
A holiday in Venice should also include a visit to the islands of Murano, where the world famous mouth-blown glass is made; Burano, a quaint fishing village famous for their lace makers; and Giudecca island with its grand Palladian churches.