Best things to do in Venice and sightseeing in Venice
Grand Canal - Venice
Grand Canal is the main waterway of Venice in reverse-S course that divides the city into tow parts. With construction going on at Rialto Bridge, it is not surprise to say that the Grand Canal will be affected too. So we can only see views like photos below at both sides of the bridge.
Grand Canal is in fact the strait of length 3.8 kilometers. It has the shape of an inverted "S" and passing through the center of the city is divided into two parts, each of 3 districts (siestery): Cannaregio, San Marco and Castello and Santa Croce, San Polo and Dorsoduro. Channel width varies from 30 to 60 m depth reaching up to 6.0 m edges combine four bridges.
Burano - Venice
The next stop on the Venetian Island tour is colorful Burano. The archipelago is actually made up of four islands linked by bridges. The island's main signature is its assortment of brightly colored houses which gives the island a "Caribbean" feel minus the palm trees. Seriously, one would find it difficult having a gloomy mood if they lived on this island... even on rainy days.
Just a short ride from Venice lays a multi-colored town, Burano, the lesser known town as most people go to Murano to visit the colored glass makers. Burano is a sleepy town filled with multi colored buildings and worth a walk around.
Burano is famous for its vivid Primarily colors painted on houses and handmade lace. Houses painted in the past in different colors in order to be able that distinguish them from each other and, According To legends, also because by fishermen returning home from fishing to be able to use them without a problem of trafić.Malowaniem usually dealt with his wife, often adorning the door further geometric motifs (unless you were just busy knitting lace). Residents of Burano are extremely friendly - no doubt it some extent because they were always only rely on themselves and to a lesser extent today live from tourism than the islanders from other parts of the lagoon. For the sake of the local specifics also regularly deny requests for permission is build on Burano hotels. In the maze of local streets, you can find a nice little yard. Colorful houses, flowered balconies and courtyards, all this makes you lose contact with reality at times and time. The town seems like a fairy tale. Authentic lace from Burano Needle cost a fortune - you have to remember, however, that the the women, each of Which Specializes in a different type of stitch, the execution of a single tablecloth takes up to three years. Growing trees here is the pin. Pine with his broad, umbrella-crown regarded as characteristic tree of the Mediterranean countries and Creates a picturesque groves, shaping the landscape. Since antiquity, was also planted along the streets for Their shading. In contrast is the other species of pine trees, pine trees are not very sensitive to wind. Steady wind from one direction deforms the crown, Causing it to draw one-sided. Time on the island extremely quickly passes. It is not known when the sun sets behind the horizon. Therefore It remains only to return to Venice.
Rialto Bridge - Venice
Also known as the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica, is open to public to ascent at 8 Euro per person. This place need no further introduction. But too bad it was under renovation when we were there!!! "These two models will be remembered forever to all the people who took this photo..", said my bf. Which is quite true. 20 years later, when I look back at this photo, they will still be there holding each other. XD The worst part of this renovation is that it occurred at both sides of the bridge at the same time.
The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.
Murano - Venice
Dubbed the "Glass Island" (or "fornaci") Murano's signature attraction offers visitors a unique window into the fine art of glassblowing. The amount of detail provided to some of the sculptures were outstanding. If you wish to see the final work and maybe take home a souvenir, the glass factory offers a wide array of colorful and finely crafted art work. Beside the glass factory Murano also offers other sightseeing attractions such as the Basilica dei Santa Maria e San Donato with its 12th century mosaic floor made of porphyry, serpentine and other precious marbles and stones that form geometric pattern and figurative images... simply amazing detail!
Even in the farthest corner of the Venetian lagoon, you can get a taxi. But this is the most luxurious Venetian means of transport, as they course costs roughly around 100 euros. Particularly interesting and convenient it can be traveling the route from the airport is the hotel as we then get off right at the hotel. Taxis are actually small luxury yachts, very spacious on the inside, Which can accommodate up to 10 passengers. Carrier is a Venezia Taxi service is available 24 hours Murano not admire magnificent architecture or a typical Venetian atmosphere. The wealthy Venetians settled here only for a moment in the fifteenth century, life here has focused on Primarily work in steel mills and manufacturing glass of downright fabulous colors. An interesting fact Is That the name of the island comes from the name of the estate near Warsaw Joseph Simon Bellotti (court architect of King Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki and John III Sobieski), from Which in turn took its name from the whole district of the eighteenth century in its original form called Muranow.
Giudecca - Venice
Generator Hostel Venice - Venice
The interior design of the hotel is modern and clean and most of staffs are very friendly .This hostel is exceptional. The rooms are spacious and clean, the beds are really comfortable, and the lock up storage is good. Nearby is the San Marco square which is such a relief!
Caffè Florian - Venice
Caffe Florian is a coffee shop in the Old Building at St. Procuratie. Peter's Square. Mark. It was founded in 1720 and is Likely the oldest a continuously operating coffee shop in the world. Frequent visitors was Goethe, Giacomo Casanova (after a daring escape from prison, "hit" has just a moment that each cafe), Lord Byron, Marcel Proust, and Charles Dickens. Prices in this cafe can surprise. Since 1893, the Caffe Florian has been home to Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea (International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.) The rooms are decorated with works of artists, sculptors, photographers and illustrators.
Doge's Palace - Venice
Piazza San Marco - Venice
Campanile di San Marco - Venice
Belfry of St. Brand - Campanile di San Marco - the highest building of Venice, 99 meters high. Initially it was a watchtower and a lighthouse. Later, she served as the bell tower, lighthouse, tower and weather vane of gun. Also added and belfry loggetta meeting place for the elite of Venice. Loggetta also served the function of the guard booth and was the site of public lottery drawing. An interesting fact Is That in 1,609 years, Galileo and the telescope installed on it and presented its action doge.
St Mark's Campanile - Venice
Hotel Londra Palace - Venice
Hotel Londra Palace, was our choice of place in Venice. Yes it’s right on the waterfront, facing the Northern San Marco lagoon, yes we had an amazing view of it all from our balcony, and yes all the sites of interest (the palaces, Murano island ferries, Giudecca) were all within spitting distance. That’s it. There is no but.
Bridge of Sighs - Venice
The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.It’s a popular saying that the prisoners would sigh at the final glance of beautiful Venice and that's how the bridge was named.
Ponte dei Sospiri - Venice
Ponte dei Sospiri or Bridge of Sighs. This is the most famous bridge of Venice, is also one of the most famous in the world. It was built in 1614. The bridge Connects the rooms and floors of the Doge's Palace with the building of a new prison (Prigioni Nuove) built at the turn of the sixteenth century iXVII. Enclosed structure is overhanging the Palace Canal. Inside the bridge are two separated corridors. The aim of you that build a bridge connection between the prison and deliberative in the Doge's Palace Criminal Court. Over the bridge and you will convicts to the cells, where they serve Their sentence. Prisoners were going to sigh for the lost freedom ...
St. Mark's Square - Venice
At the heart of Venice's St.. Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco - Considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world, thanks to the unusual composition and architecture, combining elements of fantasy and reality. Square is connected to the Piazzetta San Marco (Venice square at the coast) . They are limited by buildings of the Doge's Palace and St.. Stephen's Basilica. Mark. In front of the basilica is a neoclassical building "Wings of Napoleon", built on his command. n the shadow of the arcades of marble palaces are hidden shops with Venetian artistic handicrafts (Mainly jewelery, lace and glass) and the famous, recorded in the history of the city cafes, including Cafe Florian and Quadri Cafe, where regulars were known artists, writers and other prominent personalities. St. Mark's Square. Make the whole period of its history was the center of Venice, was the site of important political and religious Republic, the scene of national ceremonies, church and folk.
San Zaccaria - Venice
Mestre - Venice
Torcello - Venice
Torcello, the final leg on our Venetian Island tour is a quiet and sparsely populated island with plenty of green space. The island boast a long 15 minute walking path from the main dock which leads to the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta Isola di Torcello. This beautiful, primitive church was founded in 639 A.D. and subsequently rebuilt in the 11th century. Just beyond the church you'll find a beautiful and serene canal which is the perfect picnic hideaway.