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Venice and Venetian Riviera: Introduction
Venice's design is truly unique, with the city constructed on a series of islands and the main mode of transport being by boat along its famous canals. This makes the city a wonderful place to visit, while its outstanding architecture is yet another draw.
Flights to Venice usually take around two hours from London, and the short flight time makes it a great place for a weekend getaway. Although if you are able to spend longer in the city, it does have enough attractions to keep you busy for a week or more.
Why choose Venice?
Although Venice has a reputation for being the city of love, it's a fantastic place to visit as a family or with friends. The array of art galleries makes it an outstanding choice for culture vultures, while its varied heritage will keep history lovers more than happy.
The Grand Canal
Embark on a trip down the world-famous Grand Canal by Gondola or vaporetto. This is in itself the star attraction of the city, as you breeze across blocks of colourful buildings and sweep past magnificent churches.
One of the city's premier attractions is Piazza San Marco. Here you will find all the main tourists sights, such as Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, and the Campanile.
This is Venice's premier art gallery, boasting works by the likes of Tiziano, Tintoretto, Carpaccio and Leonardo da Vinci. In addition to the paintings, there is also a collection of sculptures here.
Palazzo Ducale Museum
Located within the Doge's Palace is the Palazzo Ducale Museum where you can see more artistic masterpieces by painters such as Veronese and Tiziano. A tour of the palace also involves visiting the armoury and prisons.
Situated in San Marco Square is the Marciano Museum, where you can view a collection of religious pieces, mosaics and manuscripts. Among the highlights are the bronze horse sculptures that used to stand outside in the square but that are now part of the museum.
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
This is another of Venice's top art galleries, this time showcasing works by European and international artists from the 20th century. Among the artists represented in its galleries are Picasso, Brancusi, Mondrian, Pollock, Dali and Gorky.
The surrounding area
Venice has a number of hidden gems within the city to explore, but if you have time to head a little further afield then visit the islands surrounding it; Murano and Burano in particular. Murano is world renowned for its glassware and definitely worth a visit for an insight into its history of glass making. Burano is real treat for the eyes; tiny canals run through the streets filled with candy coloured houses. It really is a picturesque town like no other.
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