Located in northern Italy, Venice is known for its stunning location, beauty, architecture and art, and is mostly associated with historical buildings and graceful canals. However, Venice also possesses a rich and unique culture and lifestyle due to its situation in the middle of a lagoon and its history as a vibrant commercial and political centre. Often called the Serenissima, Venice has been a favorite of artists throughout the years. Many habits, words, and items used in daily life were born in this small but immensely important city.
The heart of Venice is the wonderful Piazza San Marco – the most elegant in Europe – surrounded by outstanding buildings: the impressive bell tower and the Cathedral – with its five portals of marble and mosaic decorations; the Ducal Palace, a symbol of the golden age of the Serenissima; Torre dei Mori (the clock tower), the engineering masterpiece that has been telling Venice the time for centuries.
It is an area full of the exquisite flavours of its typical dishes and a renowned « wine list. »