Venice Italian City of Art

Venice Italian city of art is a true symbol of the “Belpaese” recognized all over the world. What comes immediately to mind, speaking of Venice, are its extraordinary lagoon, canals, bridges and romance that only some corners and glimpses of Venice can make you feel. Venice however, is also synonymous of art, with museums, monuments, squares and incredible works.


What to see in Venice Italian City of Art

Venice Italian city of art is a concentration of museums and historical buildings of great artistic and cultural importance starting from the Museum of the Doge's Palace, a few steps from the Saint Mark's Basilica, that hosts paintings by artists such as Tintoretto, Tiziano and Veronese and other exponents of the first order of Venetian art. Absolutely to visit is the historic Palazzo Cavalli, overlooking the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. It is a three-floor, XVI century Renaissance building whose façade is characterised by a sequence of stone corbels above the base, which support the two main floors with their four- and one-mullioned windows. Other highlights include the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the oldest seat of Venetian secular goodwill, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.


Where to stay in Venice Italian City of Art

Venice Italian city of art offers different accommodation solutions: 1 or 2 star hotels for cheap solutions, 3 or 4 star hotels, a very good compromise between price and comfort, or extra luxury hotels (5 or 5 S star hotels). The most exclusive and expensive Hotels are located in the famous area of St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco). In the hotels outside the centre, prices are much more reasonable, but without Venice charm.


What to eat in Venice Italian City of Art

Probably Venice, the most renowned among the Italian art cities, is not so famous for its cuisine, but even in Venice, as all Italian regions, eating well is almost obvious. The offer ranges from super luxury downtown restaurants, to the typical hidden inns among Calli, Campi and the Campielli, which offer many specialties of both meat and fish inspired by Mediterranean or local cuisine, always served with courtesy and smile. Among the typical Venetian dishes to taste, there are risi e bisi (rice and peas), pasta and fasoi (pasta and beans), bigoi in salsa (a typical pasta like spaghetti,hand-pressed through a specific pasta machine), creamed codfish and Venetian calf's liver. The kosher dishes, proposed in the restaurants of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice are also very interesting.


How to get around during a cultural tour in Venice Italian City of Art

The most beautiful and evocative way to get around on a cultural tour in Venice Italian city of art is definitely to walk.

You will have the opportunity to lose yourself in a magical atmosphere across the narrow streets called "calli", discover bridges or a caught an exciting glimpse of landscape. Walking is the best way for tourists to visit the city and to have shopping in Venice, off the tourist routes, looking for the real Made in Italy artisanship. Venice is not very big and tourist attractions are very close each other. However, the main monuments can be also reached in a few minutes on board the waterbuses that cross the Grand Canal and connect the islands of Murano and Burano too. Finally, even if the gondola ride in Venice is an expensive tourist attraction, to experience the beauty of Venice from the water, passing under the most beautiful bridges on board of the typical Venetian boat it is something that definitely needs to be done, at least, once in your life.