Venice is the capital town of the beautiful region of Veneto, and it is one of the most romantic and beautiful towns of Italy. Venice in fact attracts thousands of tourists every year. The town is very well organized to welcome visitors in the many accommodation facilities that are in the territory. You can choose to stay at a hotel, a b&b, an apartment hotel, or a hostel.
You can choose among the many tour operators offers of cheap flight plus hotel package, to reach Venice. The town is placed in the heart of the beautiful lagoon and is divided into districts, called “sestieri”: San Marco, Santa Croce, San Paolo, Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and Castello. The most famous and charming district is the one of San Marco. The San Marco district is the heart of Venice and is characterized by the beautiful Piazza San Marco (San Marco Square).
Here you can visit many wonderful monuments: the Archaeological Museum, the Correr Museo, Palazzo Camerlenghi, Palazzo Fortuny, Palazzo Grassi, the majestic Basilica of San Marco (built on the model of the Basilica of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople). This Basilica is full of wonderful mosaics, particularly inside where you can admire some golden ones.
The San Marco bell tower is one of the symbols of Venice. Don’t miss the opportunity of a gondola trip, and also visit the island near Venice, Giudecca, which was formerly called “Spina Longa” due to its structure. You must also visit the beautiful islands of Burano and Murano. The latter is famous all over the world for its glass.
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