Venice rises like a mirage from the waters of the Adriatic Sea, suspended by underwater poles and connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge. The city famously hangs so low over the water that the many canals are used like streets to get around the city. Elegant gondolas drift lazily from house to house like slow-moving taxis, and music floats across the water from the city’s many opera houses. Venice is so unique that the entire city has been labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site – it is one of the few whole cities to make the list.

Like much of Italy, Venice is especially famous for its cuisine. Venice has a unique culinary heritage quite distinct from the more widely-known Italian fare. One local delicacy that you’ll find nowhere else is cuttlefish ink, which is used as a sauce on pasta or risotto. Although it looks striking with its extremely dark color, cuttlefish ink actually has a very delicate taste.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Venice’s citizens, the city has barely changed over the centuries. Its unique appearance and culture make it one of the most iconic travel destinations in Italy, and those who live here realize that this gives Venice a unique asset. Travelers come to Venice with a very clear expectation, and this iconic imagery is, thanks to the city’s keen attention to its own history, very close to the truth. Hopefully, Venice will be preserved in its authentic form long into the future.

Per San Marco (1) Calle della Morte
Piazzale Roma Calle Stretta
Castello-Formosa-Marco Polo Calle Tetta
Per Rialto e S. Marco Ponte del Diavolo
All’Accademia Sotoportego de Gheto
Per Rialto e San Marco (2) Per San Marco (2)
Per Rialto