Venice is a city in the northeast of Italy. It is the capital of the Veneto region and of the province of Venice. The city is known worldwide for the historic center with its many canals and has played an important role in world history. Since 1987, Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wikipedia
Founded 400 A.D.
Nickname The Floating City
Districts 6 sestieri
Area 414,6 km2
Must-sees in Venice
Venice has too many striking buildings and too many important works of art to list them all here, but here is a small selection.
1. The Basilica of San Marco
Situated in Piazza San Marco and dates from around 1060. The building contains Romanesque carvings, mosaics, marble, bronze sculptures and an altarpiece made of precious stone.
2. Palazza Ducale
Is situated next to the basilica and goes back to the 9th century. Did not only serve as a residence of the doge, but also as a court and as a town hall.
3. St. Mark's Square
Is the main square and the only called piazza. A square in Venice is called a campo. The Campanile, the bell tower of the Basilica of San Marco, has been standing on the square since the 12th century.
4. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi (the warehouse of the Germans) is a historic iconic building on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge.
5. The Riva degli Schiavoni is the quay along the Canale di San Marco where you can stroll with a beautiful view.
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