Tom's trip to Venice
By Tom Burke
Venice is known for its unique and intricate network of canals, historic architecture, and cultural heritage.
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The city is located off the coast of the Adriatic Sea
What I Loved
Venice is renowned for its intricate network of canals, which serve as the city's primary means of transportation. The Grand Canal, in particular, is a picturesque waterway lined with historic buildings.
Activities & Places to See
- The city is home to a wealth of stunning architecture, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Byzantine styles. Iconic landmarks like St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge showcase the city's architectural grandeur.
- Venice is home to numerous museums, including the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Ca' Rezzonico, and the Palazzo Grassi, showcasing a range of art from the Renaissance to contemporary works.
- Take a vaporetto (water bus) or water taxi along the Grand Canal to see the historic palaces, bridges, and daily life along the waterways.
- Experience the charm of Venice with a traditional gondola ride through its canals. It's a romantic and iconic way to see the city.
Murano, an island near Venice, is renowned for its glassmaking tradition. Visit the local shops to find exquisite glassware, including jewelry, vases, and decorative items. Burano, another island near Venice, is famous for its intricate lacework. You can purchase handmade lace products such as tablecloths, shawls, and clothing from local artisans.
Food & Bars
Venice's version of tapas, cicchetti are small, flavourful dishes served in bars. Try different types of crostini, seafood, and local specialties. Bigoli in Salsa: Thick, coarse spaghetti with a delicious sauce made of onions, anchovies, and olive oil. Venice's food scene is diverse, offering a mix of seafood, pasta, and unique local flavors. Exploring the city's bacari and trattorias is a delightful way to experience its culinary richness.