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October 31, 2009

The city of Venice – a short trip from Croatia

Posted in: Croatia travel and places to visit

Venice
When planning one day trips from Krk Island there is one destination that is irresistible – the city of Venice. Romance abounds and a holiday visit to Venice is like visiting the beauty of Italy’s past. Rich fragrant courtyards, beautiful architecture, and exquisite restaurants serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine are just a few of the attractions that draw tourists to this exquisite spot.

Situated on the Adriatic Sea, you’ll find that Venice is established on a lagoon and has a number of canals making for a romantic visit anytime of year. Many people plan their travel to Venice forty days prior to Easter, in time for the Carnival celebration, a ten-day festival that is revered as Italy’s premier event. Many tourist however prefer to visit Venice during its more temperate months, between spring and autumn.

Whatever the time of year, you will want to make sure that you plan enough time to tour many of Venice’s beautiful architectural sites. Museums, villas, churches - you will find plenty of cultural events and exhibits to ensure that your visit is rich with beautiful memories. You’ll also enjoy exploring Venice’s beautiful and shopping centres that cater to the needs and whims of tourists year round. Venice is full of wonderful entertainment such as the Venice film festival which takes place each September.

Numerous activities and adventures await those visiting Venice. For example, the Santa Maria Del Giglio. With beautiful Baroque exteriors, the church was built and dedicated to Santa Maria del Giglio by Giuseppe Sardi. A trip through the church provides a view of some exquisite pieces of artwork painted during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The beauty of the church’s exterior is found in the neighboring Croatian stone that was used to build the structure.

Plan a stop to the Guildhall of San Rocco. Completed during the sixteenth century, the museum houses paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament painted by the artist, Tintoretto.
If you’d like to see Venetian life at its fullest then you will want to visit Cannaregio. Home to five synagogues you’ll enjoy the plentiful dining fare and shopping provided throughout the district. You’ll also enjoy visiting some of Venice’s wonderful theatres. The Goldoni Theater and the Malibran Theater are two exceptional examples that must be visited.

Palazzo Ducale, also known as the Doges Palace is an interesting architectural palace that was once home to the Doge of Venice. Visitors will enjoy the scenic views as well as the museum that is housed within. There, tourists will enjoy works by artists such as Veronese and Tintoretto. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you visit Palazzo Grassi, Scuola di San Rocco, Campanile di San Marco and Ca’ d’Oro.

And what better way to round of your visit to this historic city than by visiting San Marco Square, the main square in Venice that is the main hub of providing shopping and outside dining. Enjoy your visit to Venice.


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