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What You Should Know More About Venice
· Do not trust the strangers blindly.
· Make sure you are always alert and aware.
· Do not go to secluded places alone in the night.
· Make sure you have a map handy whenever you are traveling to a new destination.
· Do not drink more than you can handle.
· Make sure you avoid traveling alone in the hidden trails.
· If needed, hire a guide. Make sure that the guide hired by you is only from a registered agency.
· Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals here.
· Make sure you follow the traffic rules of the country if you have rented a vehicle.
· If you are traveling in a public transport, do ensure that you have negotiated the fare before traveling.
· Never film or shoot in any public place without taking a legal permission.
· Keep touts at bay.
· Do not be rude to any local or co travelers.
· Make sure you conduct yourself in the best manner possible.
In Venice the legal age for consumption of liquor is 18 years.
St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica is one of the best-known church of the Venice. It is one of the most well recognized in the world. Originally regarded as the Doge's private chapel, the church is decorated with Byzantine art treasures that are a quintessential part of the booty which was brought back by the Venetian ships post the decline of Constantinople. The golden backed mosaic pictures parched above the doorway on the façade that only presents the artist side of mosaics inside where about 4240 sq. m of the gold mosaic sprawl over the walls and domes. Together these set a variant Byzantine tone on its lofty interior however you can also spot treasures from the other periods which also includes the later mosaics that were crafted by Tintoretto and Titian – the two names that you’ll hear all round the city. This masterpiece of fine architecture is undoubtedly, the most fascinating place to see in Venice.
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark’s Square is the largest square of Venice. The vast expanse of this square is nicely brought together which more or less looks almost intimate given its elegant and uniform architecture on all the three end. However, more than being architecturally magnificent, the St. Mark's Square is also loved as the Venice’s living room which is the place where everybody meets, goes on long strolls, drinks coffee, meets friends, communicates with tour guides, stops to chat or just passes through on their way to play or work. Three side are framed in arcades beneath which lies fashionable shops and the even more fashionable cafés. Shopping and chilling are the two fun things to do here.
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) and Bridge of Sighs
Visitors who come to Venice for sightseeing once happened to step under the façade of this captivating palace. They just couldn’t help but be impressed by both the size and the finesse of its architecture. In case they were received inside by the Doges, the impression on them would only get firmer as the entry would be made via the Porta della Carta which happens to be the finest example of the Venetian Gothic at its height and further escalated the gold vaulted Scala d'Oro and the monumental Scala dei Giganti. You can find some of the finest works by the Venetian giants such as Tintoretto whose oil painting, Paradise was immensely popular all around the world. You cannot visit the palace on public tours, however, private tours to the palace are available. It is basically a walk across the Bridge of Sighs to the dark cells of Prigioni. Prigioni is majorly a prison from where the Casanova made his escape.
Canale Grande (Grand Canal)
Another great tourist attraction in Venice is the Grand Canal. Passing through the heart of
the city, it is a massive reverse S-curved canal that is considered to be the principal boulevard through the city. The canal serves as a vital connect between the Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco as well as the stoppage points of the rail station and the bridge to its mainland.
EVERY CANAL AND GONDOLA THAT YOU WOULD ENCOUNTER:
Canals and Gondola is indeed one reason to make you fall in love with Venice. Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations of Italy. Its intricate networks of gondolas and canals that you can spot all round the city, is something which amplifies the romantic charm of the city and gives it a unique ambience that is enjoyed by the tourists. One of the best ways to spend your holidays here is taking a tour to the Grand Canal. When you ride on the water bus of Venice, you can capture in your heart and mind the beauty of the city. You can also take a vaporetto leading you to the Grand Canal tour. . Enjoy the magnificent sights all along the way and marvel at the remarkable buildings here. You can also show your love for shopping by getting your hands on the finest grade of Veneto wines, cheese and savoury spreads from the markets in the vicinity.
ARCHITECTURE OF VENICE:
Architecture of Venice is incomparable and unique given that it is a fine amalgam of Renaissance, Byzantine and Gothic style of architecture. Tourists visiting the place are often spell bound to see that the entire city has been built on the stilts. Some of the buildings that define the rich architecture of Venice include Palazzo Ducale and Marco Basilica. A must see sightseeing attraction here is St. Mark’s Basilica which is one of the most beautiful churches of the city. The church looks beautiful mainly because of the marble pillars in a variety of colours as well as the large onion domes. Mosaics from floor to ceiling also look charming and is sure to leave you captivated. Within the basilica, you can spot several small museums that you would definitely love to explore. You can find yourself lost in the intricate maze of the streets and alleys of Venice that you’ll probably need a map to come off it. However, getting lost in the city so beautiful is a fun in its own regard.
St. Mark square of Venice is cramped with people all round the day. In order to catch a glimpse of it, it is recommended for you to head to it past midnight, when it is mostly empty. Soak in the ethereal beauty o the city and you’ll in no time fall in love with Venice. To experience this, you ought to spend at least one night in the city. The opulent ambience at the St. Mark’s place will leave you delighted.
Once in Venice one of the best place to see is Murano Island. The glass makers from here have shifted their base to Venice. Popular majorly for the glassware and glass art, the glass makers come up with a fine variety of dazzling, colourful and intricate glass art pieces, glass utensils and jewellery. Many people come from around the world, only to see this art of glass making. Seeing the glass makers performing glass sculptures can also get really entertaining. Located in the Venice lagoon, Murano is the closest island to the city and can be visited easily. To reach here you can either book a boat or catch a vaporetto. Walking past the streets of the island, you can spot a number of glass studios. This will definitely be one enriching and thrilling experience for you to enjoy.
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