With the city built on 118 small islands and seemingly floats upon the waters of the lagoon, Venice is an artistic achievement. The whole city is an architectural wonder with even the smallest building containing works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto and many more.
Venice holds a charm like no other; in narrow alleyways you’ll glimpse artisans beating out shoes shaped like lagoon birds, musicians hauling 18th-century cellos to enthralling elaborate concerts and chefs whipping up Michelin-star dishes on single-burner stoves.
Unbelievably, the city is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago. Although with some slight decay and an extreme of mass tourism, Venice still possesses that romantic charm which has bewitched many creative minds. As the world's only pedestrian city, is easily walkable, and most transport is through the use of a boat or gondola making the city a particularly pleasant experience.
Venice offers a chance to discover interesting gastronomic traditions. Due to its location, there is an abundance of fish dishes to try, simply seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, and herbs, with a famous antipasto of Baccala’ Mantecata that must be tried at least once.
Venice has everything from beautiful food to stunning views. With a deep history, it is also extremely fragile, due to it being built in ever changing mud banks, and is classed as a World Heritage Site due to its instability.
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