Venice is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, thanks to its unique urban planning and its artistic heritage. This magical city is included, together with its Lagoon, in the UNESCO World Heritage.
A short walk within Piazza San Marco will bring you back to the magnificent past of the Serenissima: in the space of a few meters you can visit the striking Basilica di San Marco (Saint Mark’s Basin) decorated in a Byzantine-Romanesque style with subsequent Gothic style additions, the Campanile della Basilica (Basin’s Bell Tower) which was initially born as a lighthouse for mariners, the Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower), the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), which was the seat of the government of the Serenissima, and the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bidge of the Sighs). To conclude a typical touristic tour of the town it should not be forgotten the characteristic ride on the Gondola in the Canal Grande (Canal Grand), a walk in the narrow Calli (Paths) and the canal crossing through the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge), which in past times was the only way to cross the Canal Grand on foot.
If you love the great Italian Theatrical tradition you should not miss a visit to Carlo Goldoni’s house a marvellous example of Venetian Gothic architecture that was in fashion in the 16th century, and the famous La Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous theatres in Europe.
Venice is also famous for its historical cafes. Starting from the end of the 18th century, many cafeterias were born in the whole town. In 1720 the famous Caffè Florian was opened in Piazza San Marco (it is still working), while in 1775 was the turn of the renowned Caffè Quadri.