City of Canals
Venice is known for its canals, and beauty of the city built around the system of canals, on about 100 islands in Adriatic Sea of north-east Italy. Canals are used like roads in Venice. There are water bus stops around the Grand canal, which is the main central canal passes through the city.
A romantic city? yes surely, and what makes it unique is its Gondolas. A long beautiful boat with flat bottom, rowed by gondolier, who sometimes sing a song for you on your ride. The cost of Gondola rides are about 80 euros for about 30 mins ride and about 50% additional for next 30 mins. Night rides are little expensive about 120 euros.
There are traghetto gondolas to cross the canal in about 2 mins and a much cheaper for the experience only if you do not wish to spend that much.
Venice is a wonderful city and its buildings and structures makes it standing out in this direction. Venetian Gothic style of architecture is unique Italian style. There are some marvelous structures in the city, St Marks Basilica and Square, Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Ducale are some examples. every street with old historic houses gives a total experience of the Architecture in Venice.
It is a historical city. but it gained its status as a major trading center in Europe. Its history can be traced to sixth century. It was influenced by Byzantine empire and meanwhile had trading routes with Islamic world as well, it was also an end of silk route in Europe. Venice grew with its Mediterranean influence and even after the Plague but eventually collapsed with the rise of Ottoman Empire and European conflict, and later on joined the Italian Republic. Walking of the narrow streets and around big and small parts of canals can give vibes of the history.
North of the City are the islands of Murano and Burano. Murano is popular for its glass working. Museum of glass attracts many tourists here and place is packed with travellers in summer months. Burano is another island which is little more north of Murano and is also a popular for its colorful houses and lace work. It is also one of the most attractive hot spots.