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Venice – A Visit to the Queen of the Sea

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Venice – A Visit to the Queen of the Sea

Venice, also known as the queen of the sea is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. It is a city located in the north eastern side of Italy, and consists of about 118 islands connected by bridges and separated by canals. The scenic views are spectacular and can take your breath away. The city also offers a myriad of uniquely designed artworks.

You can get around the town by boat or gondola, although the majority of the area is walk-able. Due to its elegance, structure, and unique layout, the whole town has been designated as an UNESCO Globe Culture Website. Venice gets its name from the historical Veneti individuals, who were from the Tenth millennium BC. It has gone by many nicknames over the decades, from “the sailing city” to the “city of covers.”

If you are interested in art and architecture, Venice is a must-see destination, attracting roughly 50,000 visitors per day. Most of which come to experience the art and songs of this timeless place. There are several celebrations throughout the season illustrating an international audience, such as the Venice Biennale, Venice Film Festival, and the well-known Circus. Significant attractions consist of the Bridge of Sighs, the Huge Tunnel, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Piazza San.

Venice boasts many musical festivals, cultural, artistic and cinematic production and also hosts major international conferences. St Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, the Piazza San Marco and Lido di Venezia, are some of the most popular tourist sites.

Transport
Since Venice is made up of islands and shallow lagoons, most of the transport is via boat and foot. This makes the city rather unique. A classic boat in Venice is known as gondola which is used by tourists and locals to showcase the attractions.

Waterways
Venice constitutes many islands, the canals in between the islands encourage the nautical culture which is the main source of income in the island. The most amazing things about the waterways are the canal mazes, which have more than 400 foot bridges that facilitate people’s movement from one island to the other.

Design
The City of Venice has some of the finest interior design in the world. The city boasts  some of the most sophisticated design in Europe, the architecture is simply out of this world. Keep an eye our for; colorful chandeliers made of merino glass; and furniture such as the “lace povera”, which incorporate images of social life. Also look out for the girandole mirrors which are some of the finest in Europe.

Venice “The Queen of the Sea” is something to look forward to, it is worth visiting many times and you will find plenty of interesting things to see and do, from a trip down Grand canals to the architectural of St Mark’s Basilica and its fine artwork.

Author bio : This is a guest post written by Lucy Daniel, a travel blogger from London who loves to express her recent journeys. I Write articles for blogs and websites during my free time. Did you like this post? Contact me at lucy.danielgp@gmail.com

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