For a stay in Venice it is useful to know some information. Here is a brief description of what you can see.
Churches, palaces, ancient bridges, monuments and squares
tell the artistic and cultural liveliness that has marked and still marks the history of Venice. The beating heart of the city is St. Mark’s Square, the most elegant living room in Europe, all surrounded by monumental and artistic works: the Bell Tower and the Basilica with its five portals and decorations of marble and mosaics that introduce the magnificence and richness of the interiors; the Doge’s Palace, symbol of the golden age of the Serenissima; the Torre dei Mori, known as the Clock Tower, for the masterpiece of engineering that has marked the passage of time in Venice for centuries.
There are several historic cafés on the square, such as Caffè Florian: opened in 1720, the oldest café in Italy.
Not far from St. Mark’s Square is Campo Santo Stefano, with the church of the same name.
Wonderful are the historical squares, often embellished in the centre with valuable monuments and dominated by imposing and splendid religious buildings. The streets, instead, are called calli and wind between two continuous rows of buildings.
Crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, from where you can enjoy a marvellous view of the lagoon, you reach the Castello district, rich in architectural and artistic masterpieces, where you will find the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, San Zaccaria and the church of San Giovanni in Bragora, considered one of the most beautiful in the city.
From Piazza San Marco you can see the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the high bell tower that rises from the monumental complex. A real open-air museum can be seen as you cross the waters of the Grand Canal. There are four bridges that cross the canal: the Accademia Bridge, the Rialto Bridge (the oldest and most famous), the Scalzi Bridge and the Constitution Bridge.
A corolla of islands
Around Venice, a corolla of islands: Burano, famous for the production of lace; Murano, for glass processing; Pellestrina, characterized by sand dunes and high reeds; Torcello, one of the oldest human settlements in the area.
UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Culture in Europe, based in Venice is the only UNESCO territorial office in Italy.
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