Known as the Queen of the Adriatic, Venice is one of the most praised cities of the world. The Gothic, Byzantine, and Oriental architecture, constructed on wooden piles upon the Venetian Lagoon, make a scenario - only interrupted by gondolas, small bridges, and couples on romantic ventures.
Outstandingly beautiful maritime settings make Venice a much treasured playpen for composers, poets, and filmmakers – Venice is famed for its architecture, music, and artwork. The cultural heritage and the unique beauty combined makes it one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Even more during festivals such as the Carnival of Venice, the Venice Film Festival, and the Venice Biennale.
The popularity is also the potential downfall of Venice - it can be perceived as quite the tourist trap. However, when you wander by the canals, the ancient palaces, and pass through the narrow alleyways - all the people in the world couldn’t make the experience less divine. Venice has an atmosphere that instantly broadens your perspectives. You get the feeling that nothing has changed the last 500 years.
Once you’ve admired all the famous landmarks – San Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge, St. Marks Basilica, the Rialto Market to name a few - look up the back-alley galleries, the artisan workshops, and wander through the small passageways and alleys to suck up the ambience. The Grand Canal is Venice’s main street – perhaps it’s a beaten tourist track, but nonetheless an absolutely perfect one of its kind.
The best time to go to Venice is probably spring or fall – by then the temperatures are comfortable, and there are fewer tourists than in the summer.