Venice is a city reflected in the water and the image that returns is imprinted in the eye of the beholder. A magical city par excellence where everything is magical, romantic, full of poetry and sadness...
This city is unparalleled, which has been awarded the title of World Heritage by UNESCO for its artistic treasures and for the extraordinary interpenetration between human activities and the natural landscape of the lagoons.
The traveler, if only in passing, is seduced by the beauty and variety of monuments and works of art. Piazza San Marco, the pulsating heart of the city, the important urban and architectural complex, takes its name from the famous Basilica of San Marco, built in oriental style and topped with five Byzantine-style domes. The vast space that is filled with tourists from all over the world opens on one side of the lagoon, while the other is bounded by the bell tower and glamorous buildings of the Old and New Procuratie and Palazzo Ducale.
The Bridge of Sighs is not far from here and is a necessary stop of the romantic gondola ride that traditionally goes up the Grand Canal, the main waterway of the city.
Venice is a place to live to its fullest and a place where one should get lost in the intricate lanes while going up and down the bridges discovering the treasures of the baroque Church of Santa Maria della Salute, the Accademia, host to the masterpieces of Venetian painters from between the fourteenth and the eighteenth century or the School of San Rocco with the extraordinary series of paintings by Tintoretto.
Venice is also modern and contemporary art, like the art works that are found in the renovated Punta Della Dogana, or inside Palazzo Grassi, with its avant-garde art on display at the Biennial exhibition.
A year of...
Festival of the Redeemer (the third Sunday of July)
Venice's international film festival (September)
The Biennial Art Exhibition of Venice (various date)
The Historical Regatta (the first Sunday of September)
Venice on a plate
Maritime traditions and influences of spicy oriental cuisine come together in the cuisine of Venezia. Along with polenta and rice, fish and white meat (chicken, goose and duck) reign on the table. PGI red radicchio of Chioggia is a product that is protected on a European level. There is a large variety of sweets such as the famous "baicoli, dry biscuits, "zaleti" biscuits made with raisins and corn flour and "pan dei dogi" with pine nuts, raisins, cocoa, nuts and almonds.