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Travel to Venice

Thursday, 22 January 2009

travel to veniceThe city of Venice is situated at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea and is known as the «La Dominante», «Serenissima», «Queen of the Adriatic», «City of Water», «City of Bridges» and so forth. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is over-involved in the past with its exceptional magic. Any dream comes true when you believe in it and when you arrive to Venice you will enjoy all these shallow streets with canals going to those wonderful glassware and Gothic churches. There are 6 waterways in Venice and the city is parted by those ways into 6 sectors called sestieri.

Once you've chosen a travel abroad by a motorboat bus called vaporetti you can't help admiring the city with ancient streets and houses resembling the past scenery from old movies.  Have a gondola trip and you will never forget this feeling of romantic and magic trip. If you are lucky to taste the delicious cookery from Venice you may think you are in the fairly tale. This impression is made stronger by the ancient small booths and shops of craftsmen who market fashion items made from Murano glass. Murano glass is still interwoven with Venetian glass.

Enjoy your Venetian holiday

Rialto is the area of one of the sestiere of Venice in Italy, famous and always busy with tourists and merchandisers. This is a busy retail quarter offering stuff from grocery to fish. The usual time for tourists to visit Venice is from the April till June. Thus, you'd better arrive to Venice within March to May. Once you decided to travel to Venice for sightseeing you can arrive there by road or railroad from any point in Italy. Santa Lucia is the major station in Venice to be popular among tourists. As for the airport, you may want to buy a ticket at the Marco Polo Airport to have the shortest way to Venice places of sightseeing.

Happy days in Venice

Once you decided to have a walk and go for sightseeing of Venice, be sure you've chosen the correct way. Strolling along the ancient streets of Venice with the map in your hands for reference you will greatly enjoy your stay there. When walking you have a chance to feel and take in the atmosphere and spirit of Venice. Enjoy the Canal Grande in Venice that is a splendid stretch of water and you are in ‘the most beautiful street in the city'. It passes through the entire Venice. The Ghetto Nuovo is the place of concentration of the Jews residing in Venice. Also tourists in Venice like participating in Carnivals at the festive season which takes place prior to the Lent; the main events are usually taken from February till March, as a rule.

One of the distinguished and magnificent celebrations of Venice is the Regatta Storica. The Regatta takes place on the water of the longest and largest canal, the Grand Canal. You also may participate in this main and important regatta taking a boat for one with the only oar and having a boat ride. Just remember that during tourist seasons such amusements are overpriced. The main attraction in Torcello is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 and with Byzantine work, including mosaics, surviving. Another place of interest is Burano, a small island in the Venetian lagoon with a lacemaking past which you can get from Venice.

Venetian Shopping

When in Venice you can go shopping along every lane streets from cheap ones to the most expensive. In the city that for centuries has thrived almost exclusively on tourism, remember this: Where you buy cheap, you get cheap. There you can buy cheap carnival masks, handicraft that reflect customs and tastes of Venetian artisans. You may buy masks available in terracotta or pottery. Younger girls are offered various bracelets, charm bracelets or pendants from colored glass. And the special item very popular among the tourists that is bought readily is la murrina - a round glass pendant with floral patterns. The La Murrina's talented master glassblowers know what they do and how to do to be liked and appreciated by others.

Buy original handmade things by the Italian artisans like ceramic objects, artistic paper, handmade Venetian iron objects and many more leaving aside the dolls made from porcelain that attract very lively attention of Venice guests. Fashion ladies who prefer richer and more luxury goods are welcome to fashion houses at Mercerie and Frezerria.

Venice now offers a wide range of gastronomic delights to suit all tastes and budgets. You cannot think that your trip to Venice was a success if you do not taste traditional dishes including potato gnocci with spidercrab sauce, spaghetti cooked in a rich squid ink sauce and pumpkin risotto. If you try them you can say you have been to Venice!

When you are offered menu at restaurants or cafes avoid choosing whatever but 'nella seppia' or 'alla seppia'. If you have little time for sightseeing and you are in a hurry you may want to call at small local pubs and inks to offer to you hors d'oevres called chicchetti in Italian with a glass of perfect wine. Pick up some zaeti, Venetian biscuits made with polenta flour and raisins. Whether you enjoy sampling the traditional Venetian delights or would rather snack at various pizzerias and eateries, Venice has something to suit every palate and will leave you satisfied and wanting more.

Venetian magnificent structures

When in Venice pay a special to the magnificent structures and buildings in Venice. At the Gallerie dell'Academia you will have a look at the finest art collection in Europe. You will be pleasantly surprised and definitely admire works of Paolo Veneziano - Coronation of Mary and of Giovanni Bellini - Madonna with Child. Lorenzo Lotto's Portrait of a Young Gentleman in His Studio, Paolo Veronese's Feast in the House of Levi, and Tintoretto's Theft of St Mark's Body and Crucifixion present other notable works to be admired at the said Gallerie dell'Academia.

Saint Mark's Basilica which is spelled in Italian like Basilica di San Marco a Venezia, being the cathedral of Venice, is the most popular church of the city and one of the magnificent Byzantine piece of architecture. It is located down the St Mark's Square neighboring the Doge's Palace. This building is famous with its luxurious design, gilded Byzantine mosaics and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power and has a nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold).

Heavy rains and high winds sometimes leave Venice almost completely flooded and last Venice suffered high water «acqua alta» on December 1, 2008. Water in Venice rises to its highest level leaving much of the Italian city under floods and forcing residents and tourists to wade through knee-high water. As to the last flooding, city officials say the sea level topped 156 centimeters (61 inches) on Monday, well past the 110 centimeter (40 inch) flood mark, with most streets submerged.

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