25 February 2010
Posted in PLACES YOU MUST SEE
The Serinissima as Venice is often called is a unique and fascinating city of romance, music, history and culture. The city gives us a look into a completely different way of life, where canals usurp roads and busses are replaced by boats of various types and sizes.
Much of Venice can be reached on foot despite the city being built on the water, and there is plenty to see for all. Why not visit the Doge’s Palace, a beautiful gothic building which was the residence of the Doges (Dukes) of the Republic of Venice, and take a tour of its beautiful rooms before heading to Saint Mark’s Basilica, the most famous of Venice’s churches and one of the world’s best examples of Byzantine architecture.
After having a break with a coffee or a delicious hot chocolate in Saint Mark’s Square and watching the people go by, you can carry on your cultural tour by heading off to tour the galleries of the Accademia di Venezia, made up of three collections - the Ca’ d’Oro in gothic Venetian style, the Ca’ Pesaro with its Oriental art, originating mainly in Japan, China and Indonesia, and finally the Palazzo Grimani which showcases beautiful architecture, decorative stuccos and frescoes of central Italian style. Outside of Venice, but still in essence part of it, are the islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano which are famous for their history, glass-blowing and lacemaking respectively, and these are also worth visiting.
A trip to Venice would not be the same without a trip on a Gondola, preferably at night with a bottle of prosecco. This is a must on your honeymoon or wedding break - it is supposed to be the most romantic time of your life after all! Of course, the gondola is an expensive way to get around Venice, and the best way of touring the Grand Canal and seeing the city by water is to make like the locals and take the Vaporetto - essentially a bus on the water, but somehow much more fun!
Hungry and thirsty after a long and enjoyable day in Venice, you will want to visit one of the city’s many excellent restaurants and try a few Venetian specialities. These include fish dishes with sardines, anchovies and baccalà, a kind of salted cod, as well as Venetian liver with vinegar and onions, Carpaccio made with the finest fillet steak and vegetarian dishes based on artichokes. Vineyards abound in the Veneto region, with Soave, one of Italy’s best known dry whites, coming from this very area along with the dry red Bardolino, famous throughout Italy.
If you are inspired by the beauty and history of this incredible place, then why not take a look at some of our venues in the region? It is a great place for a wedding to remember or for a romatic honeymoon.
Wedding venues in Venice:
- Ca'Sagredo - Luxury weddings in Venice
- Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal - An unforgettable wedding on the Grand Canal
- Londra Palace - Wedding in Venice with style, harmony and courtesy
- Molino Stucky Hilton Venice - Wedding in Venice surrounded by luxury and style