IntroductionVenice is swarming with tourists, the canals are polluted, many of the buildings are slowly crumbing and to top it all off, the city is sinking! However don’t let this deter you as a visit to Venice lives up to all expectations and any romantic notions you may hold. This collection of almost one hundred and twenty islands connected by over four hundred bridges is unlike any other you have ever been to. Situated in northeastern Italy on the Adriatic Sea, Venice became part of the kingdom of Italy in eighteen sixty-six.
Your first sight of Venice will take your breath away, the stunning architecture, an extensive network of lagoons on which the gondolas float and a palatable mix of East and West. Once a land of inconceivable wealth and power today the rich history and cultural past are still very noticeable. In the summer months the heat can get unbearable making an out of season visit very advisable. If you come during Spring or Autumn you will be able to make the most of your stay. Similarly a winter break makes the city all the more romantic! Apart from the obvious top attractions, exploring the less publicized labyrinth of narrow streets and waterways will also not disappoint.