Spotlight on Venice
February 22, 2017
I have visited Venice a number of times, and return time and again to enjoy its magnificent history and beauty. This is why Venice is one of my favourite cities…
venice is a romantic place, a city of canals and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe.
It’s otherworldly with the canals taking centre stage, and gondolas and speedboats the most popular mode of transport. Then there’s the backdrop of romantic old buildings and palaces that house exquisite artworks and other treasures. Exploring here is a dream come true. Whenever I visit, one of the first things I do is take time out to explore the narrow streets that wind through the city, passing tiny arched bridges that link one side of the canal to the other. You see, Venice is actually made up of 116 islands all located on the Venice Lagoon, which is in the north of the Adriatic Sea.
What could be more romantic than floating down the river, taking in all the breathless scenery with your favorite person, Let’s face it if you haven’t been to Venice then you haven’t lived. With so many things to do and so many places to see Venice is the place you really need to be. Some more places that you can and really should visit in Venice are.
The spacious main square, Piazza San Marco, is home to the famous Basilica di San Marco and the beautiful Rialto Bridge. Adjacent to the square is the Arsenale, which is where Venice’s famous international Art Biennale takes place.
Nearby you’ll find Campo Santa Margherita, whose bars and restaurants make it a popular spot after dark. If you want to see Venice from the water, then you must cruise on the canals. The best way to do this is by taking a vaporetti, a motorboat bus, or a gondola if you’re in the mood for romance.
One of the highlights of a visit to Venice is definitely the food. And you can’t visit this magical city without sampling a Bellini, a combination of fresh peach juice and sparkling wine. If you can afford it, enjoy a Bellini at famous Harry’s Bar, opened in 1931 by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani, after whom the famous luxury Cipriani Hotel in Venice is named. The bar has been visited by many famous people over the years, including Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen and Orson Welles.
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