Venice City Breaks Offer The Marvels Of "the Most Beautiful City Built By Man"
History, water, architecture and art are all elements that make Venice city breaks unique and special
. Taking a city break to this city built on swamps is truly a unique experience that is guaranteed to help you unwind and forget all the stresses of life. Venice is known one for the most incredible cities in the world. If the romance of this city can't help you unwind then there is probably nowhere on that could.
Imagine walking across the Rialto Bridge which was constructed out of 12,000 wooden pilings over 400 years ago and standing in the center of this bridge hand in hand with someone special and watching as the gondolas traverse down the canal. Picture the moon filling the sky over Venice and the sound of the Grand Canal as it washes against the foundation of this grand bridge. Think of the hundreds and thousands of people who have come before you and stood in these very same places.
Then imagine yourself as you climb down the stairs that make up the oldest bridge in the entire city. You travel the city exploring this unique place that is made up of 118 small islands in the Venetian lagoon. You can enjoy all the sites of what is known as the "the most beautiful city built by man".
Your Venice city break will take you past numerous museums such as the Museo di storia Naturale di Venezia. It is here that you can be educated about the nature of this unique city and see firsthand numerous exhibits of natural history. Or perhaps you will stop at the Biblioteca Marciana, which also known as the National library of St. Marks. This renaissance building contains one of the earliest libraries in all of Italy. The collection here is unequaled anywhere.
If natural history or ancient manuscript depositories are not your idea of an enjoyable way to spend a Venice city break then perhaps you will prefer visiting St Marks Square which was referred to by Napoleon as "The drawing room of Europe". This is the center of Venice and is the home of many Venetian festivals. Perhaps you will be fortunate enough to visit while one of these festivals is being conducted.
Perhaps you would prefer visiting the popular Peggy Gugenhiem Museum. This small museum is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni which is a prime example of italian renasiance construction but was never finished. This museum houses some excellent examples of modernist art with works by Dali and Piccaso. While eher ytou can enjoy the gardens that display many unique sculptures.
After sightseeing you may want to relax by sitting at a table in a quaint Venetian cafe and partake in some international dishes. Then follow up dinner by relaxing at a pub where you can savor some of the local flavor and enjoy each other's company and make plans to follow up your Venice city breaks with a return visit in the very near future. You dream about what it would be like to have more time to enjoy this incredable place.
by: Lance Thorington
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