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Venice is a city in Italy, best known today for the many waterways that cross it. The city has a history that dates back to the 6th century, and was once one of the greatest trading powers in European history. The culture of this historic city is vibrant and intriguing. She has been quoted in many films, songs, novels, poems, all of which have helped her to gain recognition around the world. Prominent playwrights and authors have mentioned it in their works, including Shakespeare, Anne Rice, Voltaire, and many others. The city is famous for its Venetian Gothic architectural style which dates back to the 14th century.

The history of Venice

Venice was probably formed in the 6th century AD, when Italian refugees fleeing the Lombard invaders camped on the islands of its lagoon. There is evidence of a settlement six centuries BC, and this one developed, having its own bishopric at the end of the 7th century. The colony soon had an outside ruler, an official appointed by the Byzantine Empire, who clung to part of Italy from a base in Ravenna. In the eighth century, when the Lombards conquered Ravenna, the Byzantine dux became a Venetian doge, appointed by the merchant families who had settled in the city.

Venice culture

Since the Middle Ages, the city has been a major art center. It is also the birthplace of the unique art form known as the Venetian School. The Venetians love their cultural festivals and their gastronomy. Each year, several carnivals and festivals are held there, including the Venice Film Festival, the Venice Biennale, the Festa del Redentore, etc. Venice is also famous for its seafood, sweets and wine. It is often at the top of the list of cities to visit for travelers to Italy. With its romantic canals and plethora of fine dining restaurants, it's no surprise that this Italian city is so popular. While you can taste Italian cuisine, history and art, Venice's cultural and geographic characteristics make it incredibly unique in itself. Although it is small, there is a lot to do and some great sightseeing. This is why it is so important to prepare an itinerary to be sure to visit the must-sees.

Gondola ride

Venice is known for its canals that run through the city and the best way to see them is by taking a gondola. Gondola rides in Venice are pretty much like in surreal movies. The gondolier (the driver) wears the iconic striped shirt with a red handkerchief tied around his neck and a straw hat on his head. Using their long oar, they will guide you through the Grand Canal, under bridges and past houses located by the water.

St. Mark's Square

You cannot leave Venice without visiting Saint Mark's Square. In this square are some of the city's most iconic attractions: St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, as well as St. Mark's Campanile (the bell tower of the square). Dating from the 11th century, St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most iconic churches in Venice. The magnificent architecture and Byzantine mosaics make it a visual wonder that should not be missed. The Doge's Palace is the former residence of the Doge (the elected chief magistrate of Venice).

Burano Island

Although technically Burano is an island in its own right, it is only a short boat ride from Venice and makes a popular day trip. It is known as one of the most colorful islands in the world, with its rows of houses sporting all the colors and shades of the rainbow. In addition to being a photographers dream, Burano is famous for its artisanal lace, a real wonder to discover.

Nightlife

Venice is beautiful during the day, but even more spectacular at night. There is something special about the lights twinkling along the canals and the couples taking a romantic moonlit gondola ride that makes you forget the heat and the crowds, and lets you lose yourself in the moment. Grab an ice cream in one of the city's many coolers. Choose a mixture like chocolate and pistachio and stroll the cobbled streets. Photo buffs will love the picturesque views from the dimly lit squares and bridges.

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