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What to do and see in Venice

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Venice is a unique city, rich in history and art; it seems almost impossible to think of not to visit at least once in lifetime. Among churches, palaces, ancient bridges, monuments and squares, the city is a staple of Italian tourism and is a real jewel, famous and appreciated all over the world. It is included among the sites of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Known as the “City of Bridges” it stretches along the mouths of the Po and the Piave, and has developed historically in one of the most powerful cities in the Mediterranean, the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Everything starts from the heart of the city, from the beautiful Piazza San Marco, surrounded by works of exceptional value as the imposing Campanile and the Basilica, one of the most important architectural monuments of the world. Built to house the relics of St. Mark retrieved by Venetian merchants from Alexandria, it offers a fascinating mix of styles and unique ornaments to the world as the ceiling, a collection of mosaics in gold and bronze. Not to forget the Palazzo Ducale symbol of the golden days of the Serenissima, the Tower of the Moors, better known as the Clock Tower, and the Napoleonic Wing which houses the Museo Correr. The Venetian Republic was ruled by the “Doge” and the Doge’s Palace was their base; there are precious works of art, including those of Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese. A real open-air museum, you can admire it by boat or gondola along the waters of the Grand Canal, which starts at Punta della Dogana, the ancient port of Venice, now a Center for Contemporary Art. You can also visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on display at Palazzo Venier de ‘Leoni: the most prestigious collection of works of art of the twentieth century. Other important museums are the Accademia Gallery, hosted by the majestic building of the Great School of Charity, which also includes the eponymous church and monastery and Ca ‘Rezzonico, one of the finest Renaissance palaces that houses the Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice. In ancient mansion Ca ‘d’Oro there is displayed a valuable collection of art works of the Venetian school. Through the Rialto Bridge, a symbol of the city, you come on the right side of the Grand Canal, where there is the most important area of the city surronded by famous religious buildings and palaces as San Rocco. Here there are one of the ancient Great Schools of Venice and the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, one of the most important Franciscan. While, crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, you arrive in the district of Castle rich in architectural and artistic masterpieces, where you can admire the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where they carried out the state funeral, the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the church of San Zaccaria, the church of San Giovanni in Bragora and the church of Santa Maria. Famous worldwide are the islands that surround Venice: Burano, with facades of houses close to the canals and famous for the production of lace; Murano, famous for its glass, to visit the Museum of Vetraia; Torcello known to the ancient Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the church of Santa Fosca. In the rest of the province between the coastal resorts there are Jesolo, a tourist center known for its nightlife, Caorle with its narrow alleys, Bibione, with its pine forest and Cavallino.

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