30 km away from Jesolo you will find one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Venice. Art heritage city par excellence and easily reachable by car buses and motorboat. At our hotel reception you can get free easily readable brochures and they will give you an idea of daily cultural and culinary itineraries that you can do throughout the day. But now we want to give you a taste of what you can visit or do in the most romantic city in the world.
Numbers of Venice
If we want to summarise the magnificence of Venice with some numbers, here are some figures for you:
1 square: the only one named after Saint Mark, as all other urban spaces are called campi or campielli.
102 campi: the campo (field) is always located next to an important public or religious building. As many of the campielli it is often centered by one or more wells.
148 bridges connecting 124 isles, surrounded by 178 canals
- 1 Canal Grande (3247 m)
- 2000 wells
- 6 sestieri
- 3000 calli
- 148 churches
- 170 bell towers
- 54 000 inhabitants
Rialto bridge is one of the 4 bridges, together with the Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte degli Scalzi and Ponte della Costituzione crossing the Canal Grande. Rialto is the most ancient and certainly the most famous of the four. Climbing up the steps you will find various types of shops on both sides: clothes, bags, haute couture underwear, but also shops that give value to the local handicraft, like the Murano glass and the Burano laces.
Continuing your walk, after Rialto market, following the signs that you will find along the way, going through the long Calle Marzaria, you will arrive in Piazza San Marco. Here you can admire the famous medieval bell tower and the Basilica. A few steps away, you will find the Palazzo Ducale on your left and the Marciana library on your right.
The gondola is the typical boat that Venetians used to move around the island from a sestiere (quarter) to another. Now these charming boats are available to tourists who, accompanied by experienced gondoliers, can enjoy the magnificence of the city, rocked by the calm waters of the canals.
It is the typical Venetian bar, usually small, where the guests can sip a ombra (glass of red wine), followed by a wide selection of cicchetti (small taste of Venetian cuisine). Food and drinks are usually consumed by standing at the bar counter. These are very quaint and not so touristy meeting points, for who has the desire to get in the real life of Venice. They are very easy to find, just a little stroll through the calli of the city and you will try local culinary specialties in a simple and convivial environment.
Murano is probably the most famous of the three isles, belonging to the Venice municipality. Founded around 900 A.D., it had its greatest glory between the XII and the XIII century, when the city of Venice decided to move the glassworks, which became increasingly dangerous to keep in the city, because of the frequent fires they caused. The art of Venetian glassmaking was so important even at that age that it was forbidden to the master glassmakers to leave the city and they were obliged to reside in Murano, under threat of imprisonment.
It is probably the less known of the Venice islands, but it is certainly the oldest and and most important archaeological isle. Its birth dates back to the V century A.D. when the Altini family moved to this area searching for a refuge from the raids of the Huns. This isle offers to its visitors fine mosaics from the Byzantine era.