Venice and its Lagoon: an ancient and indissoluble binomial! It's quite impossible to imagine Venice without its lagoon, where the impressive palaces and architectural masterpieces reflect themselves, symbols of the wealth, trade and maritime power of the Serenissima Republic.
It is difficult to present this city in a few words but, at the same time, does not need much introduction: Venice has always enchanted its visitors who wanted to enjoy the magic and charm that make it unique!
Let's start from Piazza San Marco, the very heart of the city, which takes its name from the stunning Basilica, built in the IX century in Venetian-Byzantine style and entirely covered with mosaics. The Clock Tower, with its winged lion, symbol of Venice; Palazzo Ducale, the largest public building of the city, heart of the Venetian State and doge's residence; the Canal Grande, the main artery of communication: on a gondola you can admire picturesque views and special scenographic effects created by the monumental facades of the Venetian palaces. The Bridge of Sights and the Rialto Bridge, the Jewish quarter, the Baroque style treasures of Santa Maria della Salute, the paintings by Tintoretto in the Scuola of San Rocco, the Accademia, the Teatro La Fenice and the Casinò.
In addition to Venice, other important towns overlook the lagoon:
- Burano, the island of lace and brightly colored houses, which allowed fishermen to recognize their own homes, despite the dense fog;
- Murano, the island of glass and the Church of San Donato, a monumental building in Venetian-Byzantine style of the XII century, richly decorated with relief panels and capitals.