10 things you definitely need to do in Venice!
Venice - is a city that never get bored, no matter how much time you spent in it, neither. And no matter how much time you have spent any rate, you still will not have time to inspect and half of all the wonders of Venice. But there are 10 things you can get done during the very foreseeable future, and thus get a very complete picture of this unique city.
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1. Visit Carnival
Venice Carnival has been 900 years of history and is considered one of the most refined and elegant holiday in the world. The festivities begin two weeks before Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent of the Catholic Church) and lasts until Fat Tuesday. Each year at this magical carnival gathers more than a million spectators. These days, all of Venice becomes one theater scene, where everyone is both spectator and actor.
2. Go through the Piazza San Marco
The central area of Venice, San Marco, is probably the most famous place of the city. First Cathedral of St. Mark was built here in the IX century. Near the cathedral is the magnificent main building of Venice - Doge's Palace. The whole area is considered a major architectural ensemble of Venice. And another feature of the famous St. Mark's Square - a huge flock of pigeons. Man enough to just stop for a few minutes, they start to sit directly on the shoulders and arms.
3. Inspect the Ducal Palace
If you come to Venice, you are sure to go down in the Piazza San Marco. And if you went to the Piazza San Marco, you will certainly go down in the Doge's Palace, despite the huge queue of those wishing to explore this majestic building. The palace served as the residence of the Venetian dozham for nearly ten centuries, until 1797, when Venice occupied Naploen and abolished the title. On the creation of the palace and its interiors of talented masters of Italy. In addition to the magnificent rooms, each of which is a work of art, the palace had two horrible prison, one in the basement, and the other under the lead of the roof of the palace.
4. Ride a gondola
Gondola - is another symbol of Venice. The city is literally on the water, and these boats have until recently been the main public transport. Clans gondoliers formed for entire centuries, and today the "outsiders" in this profession is not there. Travel on a gondola on the canals of Venice certainly give everyone a sea of unforgettable impressions. However, and this is a fabulous journey is quite expensive: a 40-minute walk will have to pay almost 80 euros. This price is almost standard, and only the real masters of bargaining can knock yourself a discount of 5-10 euros.
5. Inspect the new ghetto
Surprisingly, the world's first Jewish ghetto have appeared in Venice. And the word "ghetto" - it's a little distorted Venetian word "Jetty," which meant "slag" (just in those days were in the Cannaregio district warehouses slag). In 1516 the Government of the Republic of Venice d, following the instructions of the pope, forbade Jews to settle in Venice itself. All the Venetian Jews were moved to a separate island, which is linked to the rest of the city three bridge. At night, these passages locked gate. Today, these places are not very popular at the Venice tour guides, but they, of course, can tell a lot about the true history of Venice.