The city of the doges, also known as the serenissima contains, within its lagoon, an artistic heritage of enormous value, so that unesco declared it a world heritage site.
Fascinating and timeless, Venice is a city that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Below is a list of 10 things not to be missed
Among the most picturesque and fascinating locations of the Venice lagoon, we can include Burano, a town of just over 2300 inhabitants, divided into 4 islands.
Burano is famous for the manufacturing of lace, handed down for centuries of artisan tradition.
Murano is famous all over the world for the artisan production of Murano glass, which has a centuries-old tradition behind it.
A tourist attraction that deserves to be visited is the Murano glass museum, which is located inside the palace of the bishops of torcello. The museum saw the light in 1861, the project involved the establishment of an archive that would collect the testimonies of the history of the Murano community.
One of the most representative historic buildings in Venice, located in the cannaregio district. This palace, overlooking the grand canal, is considered one of the most salient examples of Venetian floral gothic.
Located in the cannaregio district, the ghetto served as a compulsory residence for Jews residing in Venice, who were forced to reside there starting from 1516.
Bridge of Sighs
Wanting to list the “romantic” bridge par excellence, our attention can only rest on the bridge of sighs. It is a baroque-style arch bridge with Istrian stone materials. Its construction dates back to 1614 and has the signature of the architect antonio contin.
Basilica of santa maria della salute
Erected in the area of the Punta della Dogana, from where it stands out in the panorama of the San Marco basin and the Grand Canal. Designed by Baldassare Longhena with attention to palladium models, it is one of the best expressions of Venetian Baroque architecture.
Among the most famous bridges it is worth mentioning the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal: the Accademia Bridge, the Constitution Bridge, the Scalzi Bridge and the Rialto Bridge. The latter, without detracting from the others, is the one that enjoys the greatest fame.
Grand theater la fenice
The great theater la fenice is located in the sestiere of san marco in campo san fantin and is the most important opera house in Venice. It enjoys immense prestige on an international level and is home to the traditional New Year’s concert every year.
Poveglia, the island of mystery
The island is a popular destination for fans of horror tourism.
Poveglia, also famous as the island of ghosts or the island of the dead, owes this singular connotation to the fact that in 1700, when the black plague raged, it was chosen as a place to confine and bury the plague victims.
Later, legends developed that recognized ghosts as the grieving souls of people who died on the island.