VENICE (Top 100 Places to visit):-
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto province, positioned on more than hundred small islands. The best part about this city is, it has no roads, just canals. Therefore it is a good example of sustainable development. Piazza San Marco, Venetian Lagoon as well as Church of San Giorgio Maggiore are some famous sights in city.
Venice also known as the “City of Bridges,” “The Floating City “La Dominante,” “Serenissima,” “Queen of the Adriatic,” “City of Water,” “City of Masks,” and also “City of Canalsnice”. It was built approximately 1500 years ago and has stretched through the ages to the major city it is today.
It is also famous for its narrow streets. One of the narrowest streets in the world is also located in city. It is only 53cm wide and named Calletta. It’s biggest canal is the Grand Canal; it divides Venice into two parts. The Grand Canal is lined with 170 buildings.
City of bridges has 417 bridges. 72 of these bridges are private. Most of the bridges don’t have steps as they were built when horses were used for transportation. Experts say Venice is sinking at the rate 1-2 millimeter per year.
Saint Mark’s Basilica –
It was built in the eleventh century, is the most famous and most recognizable of all the churches in the city of Venice. Its design mixes eastern and western building styles in a unique way. It is top tourist attraction in city.
Piazza San Marco–
It is also known as Saint Mark’s Square, is the largest and most important square in Venice. Piazza San Marco has famously been called “the drawing room of Europe,” a quote attributed to Napoleon.
Museo Correr –
It is famous museum in Venice. It offers a attractive insight into Venetian art, history as well as culture. The museum originated with the collection that Teodoro Correr bequeathed to the city in 1830.