A Memorable Holiday in the Floating City Of Venice
The city of Venice, aptly described by many as the "City of Romance" is an enchanting tourist destination with a unique geography. The entire city was built on wooden platforms that were sunk deep into the seabed and buttressed by 170 boat canals and 400-foot bridges, giving it the illusion of a floating city. While the city's architectural marvels and ornate buildings give off a sense of opulence, Venice traces its history back to humble origins. The first inhabitants of the city comprised of fisher folk who fled to the archipelago in the mid 400's to escape persecution from marauding European tribes. Today, Venice has transformed itself into a scenically beautiful tourist hot spot with luxuriant hotels and a profusion of entertainment facilities. Its unique labyrinth of canals has become a source of livelihood for the city's 400 odd boatmen who take visitors on pleasure trips in bejeweled boats known as gondolas. These traditionally designed boats have been a regular fixture on the Venetian waterway for over 10 centuries and their novelty never seems to wane among visitors. The acrylic fridge magnet depicts a typical day in Venice with its pristine waterways, neatly parked gondolas and stately buildings in the backdrop.
Things to Do In Venice
Most couples visit Venice to experience a memorable boat ride across its placid canals in the traditional gondolas. The city is however best explored on foot and a good place to start is at the city center of Piazza San Marco. For an intimate brush with Venetian culture, take a trip down to Rialto Market, where you can take your pick from freshly caught fish from the Adriatic Sea along with minty fresh vegetables straight from the farm. And for bravehearts, the cursed palace of Ca'Dario is bound to send chills down your spine with its macabre history. The three ancient bridges that loom over the Grand Canal is an ideal place to spend a quiet laid back evening observing the boats and ferries as they pass below.