Discover Venice- the City of Gondolas and Grand Basilicas
Venice, the water city in Italy has always been one of the most sought after tourist destination. It has loads to offer to the tourists besides being a beautiful city floating on water. A gondola ride in Venice is famous throughout the world. These rides are romantic, beautiful and extremely popular. A ride through the canal can make you forget all your worries and if it is in a moonlit night, then you will have the most amazing experience of your life. Apart from the gondola trip, there are several places that you can visit and admire. Do carry a camera with you to capture all the dazzling moments in Venice.
Visit the beautiful islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano during the months of April through November. Cooperative San Marco runs the tours and the tickets are available at the Alilguna kiosk. You can walk down the streets of Venice and explore the city. Most of the tourist attractions of the city are within walking distance. Tour guides will direct you through the city and ensure that you do not miss any single point of interest. You can also hear fascinating stories about the various attractions and enjoy them along with seeing the places.
A trip through the Grand Canal in Venice is a memorable one. A trip along the canal and discovering the city is a dream like sequence. You can also listen to some nice Italian music while on this trip and see the most spectacular buildings and structures in the city of Venice. Venice is proud of its grand architecture and you will surely marvel at the same once you discover them.
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is situated in San Polo, Venice. This imposing church is an amazing combination of intricate embellishment as well as simple brickwork. The church was built and re-built several times. The interior of the church is embellished with masterpieces created by Giovanni Bellini and Titian.
The Scuola Grande de San Rocco is another popular tourist attraction in Venice which is simply awesome. The structure is made of large white marbles and looks remarkable from outside and is genuinely awe inspiring inside. Tintoretto, the eminent artist spent 23 years of his life adorning this school. The carvings on the woods and the paintings of Tintoretto are overwhelming and you will be provided with small hand held mirrors to observe and admire the works of this great artist.
Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo is an attractive site which is full of beautiful monuments and a church of the Dominicans. There is also a statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni. The original church was built in the 13th century which was later restored in the 20th century. There is also the Basilica of St. Mary of Salvation and the Church of St. Sebastian which are also extremely famous.