A Brief Overview Of Sightseeing In Venice

November 17, 2011 by
Filed under: Travel 

Venice is a small town with a population of not more than 100,000 located in the north west of Italy on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

In spite of its small size, Venice is among the foremost tourist destinations in Italy receiving millions of tourists from all over the globe who come to see the unique watercourses that form the Town of Venice. Below we’ve mentioned just a few of the interesting things for visitors to do in Venice.

There are no roads in Venice and the only mode of transport is the boat that travels through several canals the chief being the Grand Canal that runs through the heart of the town. The Grand Canal is of 4 km in length and of 40 meters to 100 meters in width.

The Grand Canal in Venice not only provides enjoyment and relaxation to the tourists but also gives them the opportunity to view some of the great architecture of the city of Venice upon which the styles of Gothic, Baroque and the Renaissance periods can be viewed.

A number of opera houses are seen in Venice in Italy among the several other opera houses that are normally seen in the whole of Italy for which the country is famous. The Venice Opera house witnessed the performances of several world famous opera artists. There was a halt because of a fire in the opera house and performances restarted only recently.

Visitors who wish to have a look at the opera house have to contact guided tour centres in Venice who arrange tours for a fee of 7 Euros. You are advised to reserve in advance particularly in the high season to have a look at the opera because of the fact that the guided tours do not include the Venice opera house every time.

This building holds some of the exceptional pieces of art of the prominent artists from Italy. The architecture dates back to the 14th century and was originally used by the monks of the Franciscan Order.

The Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice boasts of a fine collection of Italian art from the Gothic period. The assumptions that illustrate Virgin Mary and Angel Gabrielle are the special attractions of this place in Venice.

This building also houses the tomb of Titian who signed as one of the greatest artists from Venice.

There are so many interesting things to do in Pisa you must allocate sufficient time. For other city guides, including things to do in Bologna follow the preceding links.


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