St Mark’s Square is one of the most famous historic sites in Italy and is visited by millions of tourists every year.
The power of Venice is reflected in the four large bronze horse statues on its main square, Piazza San Marco.
Visit Italy in the summertime and plan a trip to Venice and visit the islands on one of the most iconic features of the city, the Venetian gondola.
The traditional gondola in Venice is not banana-shaped like most of the Venetian rowing boats tourists use to tour the Grand Canal.
Much of Constantinople was vandalized and looted by the Venetian and West European Crusaders in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, known as the “Siege of Constantinople”. The Venetians had their revenge because of an incident in 1182 regarding the massacre of the Roman Catholics who were living in the Byzantine Empire.
Saor in Venetian means a savoury sauce or flavour. Order a traditional sarde in saor, featuring sardines (one of the staples in Venice cuisine) for an authentic taste of the historic city full of charm and culture.
In the old days, everyone was able to participate in the rowing boat races held at the Historical Reggata in September on Venice’ Canal Grande, however now the races are only open to Venetian rowers. It would be a fun thing to do to watch this historical traditional event while on tour in Venice.
The Republic of Venice is known to the world as “La Serenissima” because of it having the reputation of being the most serene republic emphasizing the sovereignty of the republic.
The Republic ended at the end of the 18th century in 1797 when Napoleon’s army drove the republic to sign a French peace treaty relating to a new democratic type of government.
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.