If you are looking for some Renaissance-feel adventure, Venice should be your venue. Why? Because this place boasts some of the most striking renaissance and ancient architecture in the world. The colonnades and canals that give the feeling of some long gone by time form a vibrant part of a dynamic culture of the people of Venice.
Originally, Venice began as a refugee camp. Persecuted Romans who fled invaders as early as the 5th century came down and settled in small colonies in the area. Ironically, the area flourished and the colonies started to intertwine. This laid the foundation of what we today call Venice
Venice united with Italy in 1866. While initially poor, the area has seen constant progress in the form of a famous tourist venue and port. Due to a massive flood in the area after the Second World war, the city has continuously been under maintenance, especially its priceless architecture.
Venice stretches across 115 islands. These said to have been a blue lagoon are home to a dazzling intertwining set of back streets and courtyards. The signature of Venice is its network of canals that make it a unique place for tourists and residents alike.
One street connects to another with arched bridges like the famous Rialto bridge. The city comes to life with its local markets, souvenir shops, trattorias and local eateries that are bud-tantalizing. Campa Santa provides you with the late night entertainment and the real feel of Venice streets.
The city of Venice is dominated by Saint Mark’s Basilica that rises spectacularly over the city. It is more of its grandness that makes you feel awestruck. Along with the signature byzantine golden horses, the city grabs you and drags you to a historic period in the life of Venice as a city.
Amongst other places you might consider visiting is San Polo. That’s major because of Santa Maria Dei Frari church that is in itself a piece of art. In addition, Scuola di San Rocco has been marked for its display of Tintoretto paintings.
While tourists visit Venice all year round, the best time to pay the city a visit would be April to October. That’s because Venice enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot in summers and cool in winters. So the ideal time would be the one between the two extremes. Fairs and festivals decorate the city all year round, so rest assured, you will never be missing out.