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Venice is . . . losing oneself amongst the streets and alleys...

...picturesque views and monumental palaces... This city will remain an unrepeatable experience in the traveller’s memory. The hidden routes along the secretive streets conduct the visitor to St. Mark’s Square, the pulsating heart of the city, dominated by St. Mark’s Basilica, decorated with oriental marble and topped by five byzantine cupolas. Next to the square is the Palazzo Ducale, the sumptuous residence of the Doge, which overlooks St. Mark’s Dock, bustling with boats. The Bridge of Sighs is not far from here and can be admired up close during a romantic trip in a gondola. The Grand Canal is the main waterway of the city and along its banks there is the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute and many elegant palaces. Why not admire the splendid view of the Ponte di Rialto near the antique markets, which were once the commercial centre of the city? Or Punta della Dogana? The historical treasures of Venetian art between the 14th and 18th centuries are on display in the halls of the Gallerie dell’Accademia and San Rocco’s School, where Tintoretto’s extraordinary canvas works are preserved. Venice is also modern and contemporary art, like the works that are found in the Cà Pesaro Museum Biennial Art exhibition, in addition to numerous other art galleries. Not to be missed in the lagoon are the islands of Torcello, with its ancient paleo-Christian cathedral with wonderful mosaics, Murano, famous for the production of glass objects and Burano, with its coloured fishermen’s houses and precious hand-made lace.

Duration of a guided tour in Venice: 2 hours

To taste...

Polenta, risottos, fish from the lagoon, white meat (chicken, goose and duck) , red radicchio of Chioggia, the famous "baicoli", dry biscuits, "zaleti", biscuits made with raisins and corn flour and "pan dei dogi" with pine nuts, raisins, cocoa, walnuts and almonds.

Places to see in the province of Venice…

Altino: the true origins of Venice...  the Altinians, escaping towards the lagoon from the barbaric invasions, were the first to build on the small islands. The National Archaeological Museum and the adjacent site are worth a visit.

Chioggia: Delve into the magic of the streets between the picturesque canals that give Chioggia its nick-name of small Venice and is surrounded by the rich natural habitat of the lagoon.

Mirano: Its  territory is known for its numerous parks, villas and interesting itineraries dedicated to Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, and for the presence of numerous patrician houses, built by the Venetian nobility.

Noale: a walled city linked to the Tempesta family, administrators of the Bishop of Treviso's assets. The town is also the site of an ancient Fortress and Castle.

Portogruaro: The medieval structure of the city center has remained unchanged while the thirteenth-century walls and numerous palaces with Italian Gothic and Renaissance style are fascinating examples of the different historical moments that have made their mark on the city.

Caorle: it is not only a seaside resort but it also has an ancient history which makes it a tourist destination full of attractions. The old town is dominated by a leaning cylindrical bell tower and cathedral, both are beautiful examples of Romanesque architecture.

Concordia Sagittaria: An important paleo-Venetian centre, which became a Roman military colony. It has traces of the ancient Roman city; pieces of the wall and traces of large urban structures such as the forum, the theatre and the Roman baths.