Venice Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Venice Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Rising from the waters of Venice Lagoon is a place like no other, The Italian city of Venice. Once the world’s greatest port, here, protected from the swells of the Adriatic, Venetian merchants created an impossible city
of incredible wealth. Long hailed as the most breathtaking city
on earth, there is no denying that sometimes, Venice can be overwhelmed with admirers. But if you take your time, and treat her gently, she will reward you with moments of profound
beauty and bliss. Most visits begin in the central district
of San Marco, where you’ll find one of the world’s great
squares, St Marks. Arrive with the dawn, and the piazza will
be yours to enjoy, without the crowds. St Mark’s Square is surrounded by some of
the city’s finest architectural jewels. But there are none greater than St Mark’s
Basilica, a treasure house of holy relics, from the
body of St Mark, to a lock of The Virgin Mary’s hair. St Mark was known as Mark the Lionhearted, and everywhere you turn in Venice you’ll
see this proud symbol. Across from the Basilica, stands the city’s
beloved bell tower, St Mark’s Campanile. Climb the tower to see Venice stretch out
in all her marble and red-tiled splendor, …all the way to the far-off Pyrenees. Below the tower, is one of the city’s great
landmarks, Doge’s Palace. For centuries this Venetian
Gothic masterpiece was the seat of the republic’s power and
prestige. Today, its courtyards, apartments and chambers are
a museum, which celebrates centuries of Venetian achievement
and glory. Just outside, stand the Columns of San Marco
and San Teodoro, the traditional gateway to the city. Here, under the Winged of Lion of Venice, begin your journey along one of the world’s
great aquatic thoroughfares, The Grand Canal. For almost two and a half miles, the canal winds through Venice,…it is her
main artery, her lifeblood. Ride the Vaporetto dell’ Arte and explore
the canal’s treasures at your leisure. Or ride in true Venetian style, by gondola,
which Mark Twain once called, the gentlest form of locomotion ever devised. Near the canal’s southern mouth, rises the graceful dome of Santa Maria della
Salute. Beset by plague in the 17th century, Venice turned to the Spirit of Mother Mary
for deliverance. The plague lifted, and grateful Venetians
raised this new church in her honor. All along the canal, elegant palazzos, once the homes of wealthy merchants, slip by as if in a dream. The timeless wake of river traffic laps at
their doorsteps, just as it has for centuries. Today, many of the Palazzos, are home to museums
and galleries. Ca Rezzonico allows visitors to experience
the opulence of 18th century Venice. While Palazzo Grassi’s bold restoration
and artworks are the perfect reflection of a city that
cherishes its past, and embraces the new. Venice has a way of capturing hearts. In the 1940s, American heiress, Peggy Guggenheim, made her home on the Grand Canal. Today her
passion for Venice lives on, through her incredible collection of modern
art, which brings joy to the hundreds of art lovers
who visit each day. Venice is known as The City Of Bridges, many of which are works of art too. The Accademia Bridge links the San Marco district
to the Accademia Gallery, and offers some of the Grand Canal’s finest
views. The oldest of the Grand Canal’s four crossings, is The Rialto Bridge. For over three hundred years this was the
only way to cross the canal on foot, and today still stands as the grand gateway
to the Rialto Markets. Away from the Grand Canal there are hundreds
more bridges to explore, from the purely functional, to the breathtaking. The most famous of all, connects Doge’s Palace to the historic prison.
From the enclosed walkway, the condemned would capture one last look
at their beloved city, and sigh,…hence the name, the Bridge of
Sighs. Venice is a city to get lost in, so put away your map and let her surprise
you. Follow winding alleyways that suddenly emerge
into quiet piazzas and onto the steps of ancient churches. In the central area of San Marco, discover cultural treasures like the Teatro
La Fenice, which despite being destroyed three times
by fire, arose from the ashes each time, just like
its namesake. The further you roam, the fewer travellers
you’ll see and the more locals you’ll meet. These are the places, where the city surrenders
its most intimate pleasures… When the city’s embrace becomes too tight, there are places to catch your breath, …like the waterfront promenades …or the sleepy canals and spacious piazzas
of Castello. Venice was long the epicenter of European
glassmaking. Fearing an inferno, in the 13th century Venice relocated all her
glassmakers to the island of Murano. 700 years later, the decedents of these artisans still create
works of incredible delicacy and color. Further across the lagoon, is another island famed for its color, the tiny island of Burano. Legend has it, that fishermen painted their houses in distinctive
colors so they could find their way home through
the lagoon’s fogs. While here, shop for some of the island’s
exquisite lace, just as Leonardo da Vinci did when he visited
in 1481. From the adventures of Marco Polo and Casanova, to the artistry of Vivaldi and Bellini, Venice has shone her light into the
far corners of the world for over one and a half
thousand years. And now, the world comes to her. Just remember, Venice smiles upon those who linger. So stay
for a few nights, or stay for a month, and savor every sweet moment she has to offer.

100 thoughts on “Venice Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. As an American I need to ask who invented those floating cars? Seems like a good way to travel through water. But they are really slow, where's the speeder?

  2. Gratulálok! Remek bemutató 🙂 Köszönöm szépen! Igaz, még nem voltam Velencében, de most még jobban szeretném meglátogatni mint eddig.

  3. I've lived in Italy for military reasons and I will admit it was a very beautiful country.

    It starts to lose its charm after a year or so though.

  4. Venice was sitting for years in my bucket list, BUTTTT not anymore!!!!!!, just came back from there. Me and my lovely girlfriend went for a weekend to see the carnival and we absolutely loved it. I already miss it, its gorgeously beautiful. Will definitely visit again, this video almost made me cry my eyes off!. I highly suggest you to visit this wonderful, breathtaking city!. Just goooo don't wait too long like i did!.

  5. Such a beautiful country its stolen my heart….inshallah one day I will there and feel the beauty of Venice love from India

  6. Thanks for the inspiration. we have travelled to venice after seeing your videos. our travel videos are inspired by your channel

  7. Today I came back from Italy,Venice and others citys and Venice is just breathtaking!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️?

  8. I was there for three days in 10th March 2019, and it’s about 2 weeks that I visited there and still I want to go back to Venice.
    From the train gate to venice you just amazed by everything.
    Love that city ???

  9. I am lucky to travel to Venice 9 times in my life and as a photographer have been in heaven with more than 45000 photos which l have taken in every mood of Venice .

  10. My husband and I just came home from Venice on April 6th. It is truly a European city that cannot be missed!!!!!!!! We had a fantastic time!!!!!!!!!!

  11. When I was there this year it was being renovated and Venice looked way better than in this video. I recomend everybody be there in winter, its way better than in summer

  12. hii every one am visit last year amazing view all venice town of water
    and also visited all italy not in included rome

  13. could someone please sponsor me so that I can also feel the happiness brought about in this city ?..incredibly beautiful !

  14. i was born in Italy and I have to say it is the BEST COUNTRY I really loved it there but had to move to England because of studies when I was eleven because Englands studies were better but when I went to England I knew nearly everything there especially maths. I really miss Italy now and England is not made for me as soon I am old enough I will travel back to Italy and live there for ever.

  15. If I were a trillionaire or jillionaire i will create a city like this and I will established a new city on Earth where the place is safe and relaxing and far from poverty.

  16. I visited Venice in1993 · It has been 26 years past,Venice still so beautiful ,I miss this place so much I really hope one day I will go to visit again

  17. Hey, a friend of mine made a video of our last trip to Venice – we would love it if you took a look at it 🙂

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