Venice is a picturesque and world-renowned city. At one time, it was the most powerful city in the whole of Europe. Today, it is not as powerful but it retains its beauty and grandeur.
This city is located in the northeast part of Italy. Actually, more than one hundred and eighteen islands collectively make up the city of Venice. Here is an overview of the city’s attractions.
The Historical Buildings
This city is a centerpiece of architecture created during the Renaissance period. The city receives more than fifty thousand visitors daily who flock to its historic sites. Some of these sites include the Grand Canal, the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Lido di Venezia.
These buildings came up during the Renaissance period in Europe when culture and architecture were revolutionary and a new age of creativity was emerging. It is no wonder that these buildings still attract a huge following even in today’s society.
The Canals of Venice
As mentioned earlier, Venice is actually a group of interconnected islands. Canals connect these islands and provide the main means of transport in and around Venice. These canals are the subject of poetry, films and legends.
In fact, many consider Venice the most romantic city in the world because of its canals, its music and its culture. In addition, more than four hundred bridges exist in Venice to help ease transportation.
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The Home of Literary Legends
Many of the world’s most famous music composers, literary artists, painters and sculptors lived in or around Venice. One of the most famous writers in the world, Marco Polo, came from Venice. Giacomo Casanova, a world famous writer also came from Venice.
Playwrights, such as Ruzante Carlo Goldoni, got their inspiration from this great city. William Shakespeare also got a lot of inspiration for his work from Venice including his most famous works: Othello and The Merchant of Venice.