- Shivani Singh
Venice (Italy): Queen of the Adriatic
Imagine you have only one day in Venice!
How would you plan a perfect trip?
Venice – the city of love, the city of canals! Also fondly called La Serenissima, Venice is built on 180 islands that are connected by over 400 bridges with hundreds of canals criss-crossing the town.
For more than a thousand years, the city was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on Earth.
Venice has a charm that no city has! I am sure “Love is in the air” phrase is somehow associated to this romantic city! You can imagine how beautiful a place would be if instead of roads, it relies on a series of waterways and canals.
Very few cities can claim to have such an enticing beauty which comprises of everything: priceless art, history heritage, rich culture, and beautiful scenic views! But Venice has it all.
This special city with its magical, spectacular and heavenly scenery is not just beautiful; it is magic! Yes, the city is a real magic: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape. Imagine, how genius that person who would have been who articulated and built it!
Anyway, I was in Venice for a day (yes!). If I had known before that the place is so charming, I would have definitely extended my trip. I am planning to go there once again – just for Venice (and thats the impact the city will have on you).
Its a small city so you can definitely cover it all in one day – but with this city – it is not about just site-seeing – it is about experiencing their culture and exploring those narrow lanes with cute little cafes!
If you have just one day, first thing you need to do in Venice is sail through in a special water taxi to the St. Marks Square, which is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful squares with its boutiques, traditional cafes, and historic buildings. And it is also the main area in Venice! Its filled with history – and if you are a lover of history and old architectures like me then dude, you are there for a treat!!!
Do not miss on:
Bridge of Sighs
The Ducale Palace
St. Mark’s Basilica,
The Clock tower
The Murano Glass showroom
Also, please spare sometime to stroll around the narrow and beautifully carved and decorated lanes of Venice! Please do it – you have an experience like none!
The most beautiful bridge in all of Venice is the Rialto Bridge. It connects San Polo to the sestieri of San Marco, and it a treat to the eyes!
Now, if you are staying there, then go for an evening of ballet or live music at Teatro La Fenice, which is a truly magnificent theatre. And if you’re interested in the history of Venice, a trip to either the Lace Museum or Fortuny Museum will take you through the complete journey that this place has covered since centuries.
And no trip to Venice should be done without a trip to Ca’ d’Oro — a Venetian-Gothic palace that also happens to be home to Renaissance art.
The best season to visit Venice is from May end to July. Though it will be very busy in this time of the summer but then its worth it!
During winters, from Nov to Mar, there is a phenomenon called the acqua alta occurs in the city that floods few areas of Venice, and it can certainly disturb your trip!
And if you’re looking to party during the Venice Carnival, then plan your trip in Feb.
Go on, plan a trip to Venice and do not forget to tell me in the comments!
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