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title: The Famous Leaning Tower of Venice in Italy

The Famous Leaning Tower of Venice in Italy

The Leaning Tower of San Pietro di Castello is one of the most famous landmarks in Venice and is a must see when visiting the capital city of Italy.

title: Bird Sitting on the Famous Majestic Flying Lion of Venice Statue

Bird Sitting on the Famous Majestic Flying Lion of Venice Statue

The Lion of Venice, the bronze griffin lion sculpture in St Mark’s Square, has a rather long history. It dates back to 300 BC in Cilicia (Turkey) as a monument dedicated to the god, Sandon. In the 12th century, it was taken to Venice. However, in the earlier part of the 19th century, the lion was sent to France, where it was broken into many pieces. In 1815, it was sent back to Venice as a recast sculpture.

title: MichelAngelo Cruise Ship Boat in Venice  Italy

MichelAngelo Cruise Ship Boat in Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

title: Gondolier Rowing the Gondola Around the Islands in Venice

Gondolier Rowing the Gondola Around the Islands in Venice

You can see so many landmarks when you take a boat cruise around the islands of Venice! In this image, you can witness the San Giorgio Maggiore from afar!

title: Pretty Roman Building with Corinthian Columns Facade in Venice

Pretty Roman Building with Corinthian Columns Facade in Venice

Venetian architecture is simply outstanding and a sight to see when in the Italian city on holiday.

title: Ponte Degli Scalzi  Bridge of the Barefoot  One of Four Famous Large Bridges in Venice

Ponte Degli Scalzi, Bridge of the Barefoot, One of Four Famous Large Bridges in Venice

It is called Bridge of the Barefoot where by barefoot, they mean the monks. It connects Santa Croce and Cannaregio across the Canal Grande.

title: Horse Statue in Front of the Londra Palace in Venice

Horse Statue in Front of the Londra Palace in Venice

The food and drink aspect of any culture is worth experiencing when you explore new cities and countries around the world.

title: Grand Wall Mural Chirstian Religion Painting Inside the Church of St Mark in Venice

Grand Wall Mural Chirstian Religion Painting Inside the Church of St Mark in Venice

Until the 15th century in Venice, when a doge would pass away, the funeral would occur at Saint Mark’s Basilica, however after that time, the services were held at the San Giovanni e Paolo Basilica.

title: Poveglia Public Water Transport Boat in Venice  Italy

Poveglia Public Water Transport Boat in Venice, Italy

You can find so many different architecture styles when you are on a tour boat ride on the Grand Canal of Venice.

title: Traditional Gondolier Costume with Hat Rowing the Gondola Boat

Traditional Gondolier Costume with Hat Rowing the Gondola Boat

The gondolier is very professional and takes good care of his passengers assuring them a safe trip around the islands of Venice.

title: Gate Submerged in Water in Venice  Italy

Gate Submerged in Water in Venice, Italy

There are so many restaurants to choose from in Venice when you want to have a traditional Venetian meal for dinner after a long day of sightseeing around the historic city. Order a fegato alla veneziana, which is liver sautéed with onions, olive oil and butter with a side of traditional polenta!

title: Curved Lagoon of Venice Canal with Old Colorful Buildings

Curved Lagoon of Venice Canal with Old Colorful Buildings

The Carnevale di Venezia, held every year, is actually the biggest carnival in the world. People wear the coolest costumes and some even wear masks. It is a great tourist attraction bringing people from all over the world to witness the magical atmosphere.

title: Crowded Vaporetto Water Bus on the Sea in Venice  Italy

Crowded Vaporetto Water Bus on the Sea in Venice, Italy

You can get to the islands of Venice by vaporetto waterbus or watertaxis (however these are more expensive) and you also get a lovely view of the city’s architectural heritage and important landmarks.

title: Old Tattered Boat Sailing in Sunset on the Adriatic Sea

Old Tattered Boat Sailing in Sunset on the Adriatic Sea

It is rather difficult for the gondolier to row the gondola around and across the canals in Venice! This is why they need to receive training as well as take an exam in order to receive their license to take these lovely visitors around the island.

title: White Grass in Venice  Italy

White Grass in Venice, Italy

If you are looking for Lebanese cuisine, you will not find it in Venice; however, you will enjoy their traditional Venetian cuisine just as much.

title: Grand White Church with Dome in Venice  Italy

Grand White Church with Dome in Venice, Italy

Apart from exploring the landmarks and monuments of Venice, explore the culinary heritage while in the charming city.

title: Landmarks and Large Bridge in Venice  Italy

Landmarks and Large Bridge in Venice, Italy

You can rent out a hut on Lido di Venezia for an entire month or season if you decide to visit the city of Venice during your vacation period.

title: Tools Needed to Make a Violin Musical Instrument Display at the Museum of Music on the San Polo District  Venice

Tools Needed to Make a Violin Musical Instrument Display at the Museum of Music on the San Polo District, Venice

There are many things to do at the Museo della Musica in the San Polo District of Venice including a rare musical instrument display, an exhibit featuring Antonio Vivaldi, and even a step-by-step instruction set on how to make a violin!

title: Historic Monument by the Sea in Venice  Italy

Historic Monument by the Sea in Venice, Italy

Gastronomic traditions are important in any culture around the world, so when on vacation in Venice, be sure to taste their delectable unique cuisine.

title: The Renowned Golden Lion Sculpture Statue on the Facade of the St Mark s Basilica in Piazza San Marco

The Renowned Golden Lion Sculpture Statue on the Facade of the St Mark's Basilica in Piazza San Marco

The Lion of Venice came to symbolize the charming city after it became a part of its St Mark’s Square in the 12th century. It is definitely a sight to see when you are touring the islands of the romantic city of Venice when on vacation.

title: Dario Verne Inscription in the Unfinished Violin with Screws at the Museo della Musica in the San Polo District of Venice

Dario Verne Inscription in the Unfinished Violin with Screws at the Museo della Musica in the San Polo District of Venice

You can spend a lot of time at the Museo della Musica when you explore the museum’s interesting and educational exhibits on holiday in Venice.

title: Luxurious Cruise Boat Tour Michelangelo Fun in Venice  Italy

Luxurious Cruise Boat Tour Michelangelo Fun in Venice, Italy

There are four landmarks on St Mark’s Square that date back to the pre-renaissance period and those include the Basilica, the Ducale Palace, and the two tall columns in the Piazzetta of the Piazza San Marco.

title: Beautiful Bronze Horse Statue with Man in Front of Londra Palace Hotel

Beautiful Bronze Horse Statue with Man in Front of Londra Palace Hotel

Visit Europe for a romantic experience and be sure to book a hotel in Venice, Italy; this city is one of the most romantic, as well as charming, cities in the world.

title: Traditional Italian Gondola with Passengers in Venice

Traditional Italian Gondola with Passengers in Venice

If you are visiting Venice but are on a budget, then book your stay in a hotel that is not so close to its main historic centre! Although the Venetian gondola rowing boat used to be used for centuries as the main method of transport in Venice, it now mainly serves as a tourist ride.

title: Boats Water Transportation in Venice

Boats Water Transportation in Venice

If you are visiting Italy, be sure to try a Tiramisu from the patisserie and dessert selections of any restaurant in the country; this sweet coffee treat is one of the most popular and ordered desserts in Europe.

title: Video of Boats Driving on the Sea Shore of Murano Island  Venice

Video of Boats Driving on the Sea Shore of Murano Island, Venice

Plan a magnificent trip to Venice this summer with your family and witness the beauty and culture the city has to offer. On Murano Island, you will catch a glimpse of authentic Venetian ways of life and culture in a less crowded tourist area. It is not always surrounded and packed with visitors like the city of Venice always is year-round, so you will enjoy the tranquility and the traditions the island offers.

title: Traditional Gonodlier Costume Rowing the Gondola for Tourists in Venice  Italy

Traditional Gonodlier Costume Rowing the Gondola for Tourists in Venice, Italy

Tourists pose for the camera as you pass them while on tour in the lovely gondola boat!

title: Small White Building Addition in Venice  Italy

Small White Building Addition in Venice, Italy

The windows of this added structure are so elaborate and decorative in detail showing that Venetians have a great taste in art.

title: Gold Colorful Mosaic of Mary and Jesus Picture on the Basilica of St Mark in Venice  Italy

Gold Colorful Mosaic of Mary and Jesus Picture on the Basilica of St Mark in Venice, Italy

The most famous church of Venice is the Saint Mark’s Basilica which in in Piazzo San Marco in the centre of the city, which has the winged lion city and saint symbol depicted on its roof.

title: So Many Colourful Buildings on the Grand Canal of Venice

So Many Colourful Buildings on the Grand Canal of Venice

The traditional Venetian masks that are worn in the exciting Carnival of Venice are also depicted in other cultures and modern-day movies and games! The masks are worn in the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” are actually from the stores Ca’Macana and Il Canovaccio which are both situated in Venice!

title: Under a Unique Artistic Red Bridge Scultpure in Venice  Italy

Under a Unique Artistic Red Bridge Scultpure in Venice, Italy

Book a hotel in Venice and stay a few days in order to tour the historic city if you are in Italy in the month of September; there are many events happening in the age-old city!

title: The Lovely Colorful Building of Hotel Principe in Venice

The Lovely Colorful Building of Hotel Principe in Venice

Book a room at the best hotels in Venice when you go on a romantic trip with the love of your life in Italy. The traditional Venetian gondola has been used since the beginning of the republic of Venice in order to get from one place to another on the sea and through the canals.

title: Unique Shape of the Cross on the Upper Facade Roof of Basilica San Marco

Unique Shape of the Cross on the Upper Facade Roof of Basilica San Marco

The façade and the marble decoration of the St Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco reflect one of the charming architectural heritage aspects of Venice.

title: Lines of Gondolas in Venice Rowed by Certified Gondoliers

Lines of Gondolas in Venice Rowed by Certified Gondoliers

Many people enjoy the romantic feel of taking a gondola cruise ride out into the sea and touring the islands of Venice. A traditional Venetian gondola is made by hand utilizing almost ten different kinds of wood and is made up of about 280 parts! An association known as a guild issues the gondolier licenses after they ...

title: Doge s Palace Close Up of Architecture on Piazza San Marco

Doge's Palace Close Up of Architecture on Piazza San Marco

Doge’s Palace started being run as a museum in 1923 by the Italian state. In 1996, however, it became run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

title: Cool Architecture of Balcony Window and Striped Green and White Curtain Blinds in Venice

Cool Architecture of Balcony Window and Striped Green and White Curtain Blinds in Venice

Venice, Italy

title: Gondola Rowing Through Tight Canals in Venice

Gondola Rowing Through Tight Canals in Venice

If you tour Venice on your vacation, be sure to take part in a romantic gondola boat ride!

title: Tour of Venice Lagoon Islands by Boat

Tour of Venice Lagoon Islands by Boat

If you plan to eat or drink at the Carnival of Venice while exploring the historic city centre, St Mark’s Square, you should definitely not wear the Volto mask, even though it is considered the most iconic Venetian mask. This is due to the fact that this mask will cover your entire face including your chin!

title: Moving Away from the Beautiful Lagoon of Venice

Moving Away from the Beautiful Lagoon of Venice

Venetian cuisine has been passed down several generations for centuries and until now, you can find authentic dishes served in the local restaurants if you visit Venice.

title: Multi Colored Tall Old Buildings in Town of Venice

Multi-Colored Tall Old Buildings in Town of Venice

I really enjoyed my time in Venice with my family during my vacation in Italy because of all the landmarks, monuments and tourist attractions I visited during my time there!

title: The Historic Santa Maria della Salute with Dome with St Mary on Top

The Historic Santa Maria della Salute with Dome with St Mary on Top

The city of Venice is the ultimate romantic couple’s destination in Europe apart from Paris in France of course!

title: Old Vintage House by the Sea in Venice  Italy

Old Vintage House by the Sea in Venice, Italy

The Medico della peste long beak design was actually developed by a doctor physician named Charles de Lorme in the 17th century in order to prevent the spread of the plague disease. Now, during the Carnival of Venice, you will see many of the people on the streets wearing this particular bizarre mask with many designs and decorations added.

title: Construction of a New Church in Venice  Italy

Construction of a New Church in Venice, Italy

There are so many islands that make up the city of Venice that are all connected by old bridges over canals.

title: Water Transportation in Venice  Italy   the Metamauco Waterbus

Water Transportation in Venice, Italy - the Metamauco Waterbus

There are many things you can do in Venice with kids when you are on vacation in Italy especially in the month of September. On the first Sunday, the Historical Regatta occurs on the Grand Canal featuring a historic parade as well as thrilling rowboat races! There is also the Venice Film Festival that is held on the Lido di Venezia and you can get there by waterbus (vaporetto) or water taxi.

title: Modern Boat Parked on the Docks in Venice  Italy

Modern Boat Parked on the Docks in Venice, Italy

You can buy a traditional Venetian Frittelle alla Veneziana at any of the local confectioners’ shops in Venice and in most parts of Italy.

title: Close Up of St Mark s Basilica Dome and Decorative Stone Statue Sculptures

Close Up of St Mark's Basilica Dome and Decorative Stone Statue Sculptures

The four horses of Saint Mark (Triumphal Quadriga) on the façade of Basilica San Marco reflect the significance and importance of the main square of Venice, Piazza San Marco.

title: Historic Landmarks and Churches in Venice  Italy

Historic Landmarks and Churches in Venice, Italy

If you are looking for an event to go to in Venice while you are on vacation in the month of September, then be sure to go to the Lido di Venezia, an 11km sandbar in Venice, where the annual Venice Film Festival is held.

title: A Landscape View of the Church and the Bell Tower Of San Giacomo on Murano Island  Venice

A Landscape View of the Church and the Bell Tower Of San Giacomo on Murano Island, Venice

The Glass Museum is set in Palazzo Giustinian near the Vaporetto waterbus stop. It features a long history of glass dating back to the ancient Egyptian times for visitors to appreciate and admire.