Venice

Highlight of the world

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It is arguably the cultural highlight of the Adriatic and one of the most renowned cities in Italy: Venice - the city in the sea. Already the numbers speak in superlatives. But yet they say nothing about the incomparable beauty and the unique atmosphere of this place.

 

Like the pyramids, the so-called Queen of the Adriatic is one of those rare places in the world where you want to have been at least once in life. And so it is.

 

Visitors from around the world walk through the immense, for non-Venetians rather incomprehensible intertwining of streets, lanes and alleys (some of them little more than half a meter wide), squares and colonnades. Enjoy the city on the waves during a gondola ride through the romantic sounding channels with its maze of more than 400 bridges.

Ehi, cantador!

Quasi das venezianische Pflichtprogramm

"Hey, I know a shortcut!"

This sentence should have the attention. Healthy skepticism is justified against any Non-venetian who claims he knew a shorter way. Most probably not. (As always there are exceptions.)

In Venice, the longest path is usually the abbreviation. But whoever they follow: Good footwear is paying off. And also to identify a fallback meeting point at the beginning of your excursion in case you get lost in the maze of alleyways (although unconventional, but not the worst way to discover Venice).

Professionally guided

With Dr. Susanne Kunz-Saponaro, offical tour guide of the city of Venice.

  • The basilica and the bell tower at St. Mark's Square.
    In the basilica there are many works of art. Worth seeing is the mosaic on the floor of the basilica.
  • Climb the Campanile (there is an elevator), offers a fantastic view of the city.
  • The medieval Palazzo Ducale / Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, the City Museum in the courtyard of the Ca' Rezzonico, where you can admire equipment, costumes, artworks and images of the history of Venice, the Correr Museum. Then the ship museum with ship models, weapons and pictures of the Navy of Venice. And last but not least the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
  • The islands of Murano, famous for glass objects
  • The island of Burano, famous for lace production
  • And of course a gondola ride along the Canal Grande.
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