Venice - no place like La Serenissima

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Venice - no place like La Serenissima Reviews

poohstanggt poohstan…
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Venice Canals - UNESCO Site May 26, 2007
Apart from Venice's just overall world charm and romanticism, the canals of Venice are worth visiting as another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The group of 118 islands which make up Venice and its lagoon were officially added to the list in 1987, for their cultural significance.

Venice is known for its superb collection of artistic masterpieces as well as the incredible churches and other architectural accomplishments. Some of the arguably greatest artists in history have pieces housed in Venice - Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Giorgione, and Tiepolo are some of the artists works that can be viewed.

Most people know Venice for its canals and gondoliers which can bring out the romantic side of just about the biggest of cold hearts! :-)

When in Venice, some of the highlights not to miss include:

• St. Mark’s Cathedral

• Doge’s Palace

• Bridge of Sighs

• Piazza San Marco

• The Grand Canal

• Rialto Bridge

• Gondola Ride

• Murano Island

• Vogalonga (rowing event held specific times of the year)
Gondolier with Bridge of Sighs vis…
Vogalonga race going on while we w…
View to Doge's Palace, St Mark's S…
Typical Venetian canal
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nik2blessed says:
awesome
Posted on: Jul 23, 2011
chatarunga says:
Thanks for all the helpful and detailed information. I am not sure I will make it to Venice, on my next visit,but I hope I will.
Posted on: Aug 06, 2010
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travelman727 travelma…
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Queen of the Adriatic Jul 24, 2005
VENEZIA - LA SERENISSIMA

Venezia (Venice) is a city of stone built on marshy mudflats of a lagoon that stretches across numerous small islands along the Adriatic Sea. I agree with those who say that there is no place on earth quite like La Serenissima (the Most Serene).

Below are some of the top sights and things to do:

• St. Mark’s Cathedral

• Doge’s Palace

• Piazza San Marco

• The Grand Canal

• Bridge of Sighs

• Rialto Bridge

• Gondola Ride (especially at sunset)

• Accademia Gallery (praised highly by a couple of trusted friends; unfortunately, I didn’t visit it)

A wonderful café and a terrific restaurant near Piazza San Marcos

• Caffe Florian (south side of Piazza San Marcos, call +39-041-520-5641)

• Vino Vino (informal wine-bar restaurant www.vinovino.co.it)

Other one-of-a-kind activities in Venice

• Gondola Driving Lessons (contact Casanova/Oltrex at +39-041-524-2840 or +39-041-522-4566)

• Doge’s Palace “Secret Itineraries” Tour (stop by or call +39-041-520-9070)

• Campanile di San Marcos elevator to the top for a spectacular view of Venice

• Sunday evening 6:45 p.m. mass at St. Mark’s Cathedral (no “tourists” allowed, so dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay in your pew and sit quietly to the end)

I had one of the best days of my Mediterranean cruise roaming the city of 118 islands joined by 409 bridges. To me, Venice deservedly lives up to its title of “Queen of the Adriatic.” :-D
St. Mark's (San Marco) Basilica
Gondola ride on Grand Canal
Rialto Bridge
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nik2blessed says:
review like no other!
Posted on: Jul 23, 2011
davidx says:
Good stuff; I must say I get really irritated by the cities or towns that call themselves 'Venice of the - - -' As yet I've never found anywhere remotely similar. However I wonder what some of the cities that became subject to Venice thought of the name 'Serenissima.'
Posted on: Sep 12, 2010
Africancrab says:
Incredible Mark
Posted on: Sep 07, 2010

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