Venice has always been off of the most popular tourist destinations. With its many wonderful bridges, rich and long history, and astonishing architecture it is not surprising to know that it has over 30 million visitors every year, and between one and one and a half million visitors per month. When it comes to visiting this lovely city, the busiest month is July, and the quietest one in January. Whenever you decide to visit Venice, there will be a lot of interesting things to do and see during the trip of your lifetime.
If you come to Venice, the first thing you’ll notice is that there are a lot of bridges. Over 400 to be exact. A lot of these bridges are small and are used to cross many of the canals located in Venice. The most important bridge is The Rialto bridge located in the centre of this beautiful city. If You come across the Grand Canal, you are sure to cross this particular bridge. If you are more interested in art, don’t worry. Rich and deep colours are characteristic of Venetian art that was founded in the Renaissance period. This art also reflects their interest in patterns and effects that light makes when it hits certain surfaces.
As we mentioned before, Venice has a great number of bridges. That is because Venice has a lot of canals as well. The most famous canal is the Grand Canal which was built in the same place a river ran through a long time ago. Grand Canal is as deep as 5 meters and is over 2km long. Other than this particular one Venice has over 150 canals that connect small islands that Venice is made from and are a main form of transportation. These canals can lead you almost anywhere you want and most hotels have direct access to them.
When you come to Venice you may notice that many symbols resemble a lion. The winged lion is a symbol of Venice, and it has been since 828. The winged lion itself does not have a political meaning. It’s origins however can be found in religion and old stories that were passed on by generations. It is known, however, that the winged lion represents Saint Mark who was a patron of Venice. Today, the lion represents a symbol of power, and it came to be as a tribute to Saint Mark.
Venice has a rich history, and therefore you will find a great number of museums in this small area. To be exact, there are over 100 museums that you can visit while traveling to Venice. Whether you want to visit Doge’s Palace, La Bottega dei Mascareri, Vetreria Murano arte, Ca’ Rezzonico or some other museum we must say you won’t make a wrong choice. Since there are so many museums in Venice try to visit the ones you are most interested in first, since there are too many museums to visit them all in one go.
Venice was always rich with fish. Throughout history, it has been sold on almost every corner of Venice, and even multiple times a day. No one could even imagine having a Venetian dish without some sort of fish or seafood. Venetian food is usually described as the best prepared one, and one of their secrets if in fresh seafood. Every single morning the fish is being caught fresh and brought to the markets. The freshness of them means that there is very little needed to be done to make them delicious. If you are traveling to Venice, trying local cuisine is a must!
Golden Island history
The golden island of Venice, or more commonly known as Venice Lido island has been known all around the world since 1820. This is a 12km long promontory settled in just the right geographic locations so it is suitable for visiting at any time and season of the year. It has been famous in the past as the home of many famous writers so it’s beautiful beaches and rich history should suit any traveller. If you are coming to Venice in search of a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere this is the place for you.