Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

4 Spots for tourists in Venice



Venice, which is the capital of Veneto in Italy, is made of 117 petite islands interlocked with canals and bridges extend around the Venetian lagoon. Scheduled like a world heritage spot by UNESCO, the metropolis is affluent in history, architecture, culture and traditions. Situated on a significant trade route joining Western Europe with Central Asia, Venice was an imperative harbor since the medieval times. By ascending of the maritime trade in the 13th century, the metropolis boom, with rich merchants edifice flamboyant houses beside the central canal.
Cruise across the serpentine Grand Canal

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The Grand Canal is the core of Venice. The overturn S-shaped canal bends by the metropolis and is a main water haulage route. The bank of the canal is creased by edifices from 13th to 18th century. These edifices linked to rich merchants who traded besides the route with the East. The merchants constructed houses with elaborate adornments which were the evidence to their opulence.
Spend an afternoon at Piazza San Marco


Piazza San Marco is the major tetragon in Venice. The square has been the core of political, religious and social centre of Venice since the 9th century. A number of the much well-known magnetism of Venice decorate this rectangular marble square. Constructed in 10th century, the centerpiece of Basilica di San Marco neglects the piazza.

Marvel at the opulence of Basilica di San Marco


Constructed in the 11th century, the Basilica di San Marco is the central cathedral of Venice. It is devoted to Saint Mark, the Evangelist, and the benefactor saint of Venice. The cathedral was formerly a personal chapel of Doge’s Palace. It is renowned for its exclusive Italo-Byzantine architecture and lavish interiors.

Take a tour of Palazzo Ducale

The superb Palazzo Ducale or Doge’ Palace like it is named was a seat of power for the Venetian Republic. The Doges feint Venice from Palazzo Ducale from 14th century up to the end of 18th century. Constructed in the 14th century, this Venetian Gothic magnum opus is one of the principal edifices on Piazzetta San Marco.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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