“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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Called as one of the most romantic city in the world, Venice is also known as a the land of masquerade masks or the city of bridges and canals.
Located in the Northeast of Italy, Venice is formed from hundreds of Islands and canals connected by more than 400 large and small bridge. The attraction of Venice has attracted tens of thousands tourists all over the world set foot on this beautiful island every day.
Hidden in the heart of Venice id a large number of architectural works carrying the historic and cultural values of humanity: 120 Renaissance Churches, more than 60 monasteries, more than 100 bell towers and 40 palaces. The Piazza San Marco square and the minor Piazzeta square at the center of the city where San Marco Cathedral was built by marble and mosaic materials with dome, arches, columns, towering, sharp is styled of the ancient Rome.
Gondola is the most traditional and characteristic boat of Venice. With small, long shape, curved nose and decorated gaudy textures and high aesthticism, Gondola is a new experience for each tourist when coming to Venice. Seeing from above, Gondola is floating on the water surface as the fun musical notes in the the song with harmonious but deep melodies.
Not only experiencing the strangeness on the Gondola bobbing, weaving in the small canals, two sides are houses closely, tourists but also daydream and sink into the harmonious, melodious singing of Italia’s boys sailing with wide yellow hat, having red scarf swashbucklerly.
The big canal (Grand Canal), is praised as the most beautiful water avenue in the world, is the main traffic of the city, where tourists stop to enjoy the cool breeze and admire the unique long-standing architecture located 2 sides of canal from the 14th century to the 18th century.
The famous bridge, Rialto- the symboy of Venice is a place where the visitors ad the couples stop. Rialto built by rock in the 16th century is the most photographed bridge in the world, connecting 2 shores of the Grand Canal.
Going into the heart of Venice, tourists will find the small canals, flanked by high-rise colorful buildings which has time jacket with lovely flower pots by the windows. It makes simple and peaceful beauty of the ancient city, opposed to a luxury and magnificent Venice outside.
Venice’s ancient fetures are imprinted on the houses with the moss walls, rusted windows and submerged doors are corroded by time.
The Venice’s carnival taking place in February each year is the unique festival which attracts the interest of the indigenous people as well as tourists. To attend the festival, residents and visitors wear splendid dresses, unique masks decorated finically and concert the music across the path of Venice. The masks have erased the distinction about the distance and social status, make residents of Venice become equally and friendly.
The anonymous street artist who are talented are silently keeping the spirit of Venice to make the beautiful city become more glamorous and romantic.