Venice | The European living room is still worth seeing

If you come to Venice for a tour, there are three highlights, the Grand Canal, the gondola, and this St. Mark's Square. It may be the most beautiful square in Europe. When Napoleon's government was here, it was said so. 📌Attraction name: St. Mark's Square 📍Location: Venice, Italy 💰Ticket: Free 🌟Highlights: 👉St. Mark's Square has always been the political, religious and festival center of Venice in history. During the day, there are many pigeons on the square, and tourists can feed and take pictures here. There are many cafes and restaurants around the square, where you can choose to enjoy the food. 👉In St. Mark's Square, you can also visit St. Mark's Cathedral, the bell tower, these buildings were built at the time close to the Chinese Song Dynasty. Especially this cathedral is Byzantine style, it looks very similar to the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the style of the onion head. The bell tower next to it is very high, you can spend 6 euros to go up and overlook the panorama of the water city. These attractions all have a long history and unique architectural style. 👉In addition to the church, there is also the governor's office, museum, and a row of outdoor cafes. This is the best place for tourists to rest, with live violin performances and first-class service. There are also many shops, boutiques, people coming and going on the square, and many pigeons. The key security is also very good. (Much stronger than Milan Cathedral.) The noteworthy Bridge of Sighs is also nearby, and these two attractions can be visited together. There are also many gondola stops nearby, and there are opportunities for discounts later. 🚇Transportation: You can take a water bus or boat to St. Mark's Square. 🏠Accommodation: There are many hotels and homestays around the square, but the prices are relatively expensive. The slightly better ones are all over 1,000 RMB. 🌈In short, St. Mark's Square is a place worth visiting, and it is very recognizable compared to the squares in other European cities.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2024
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If we don't go, this city will disappear. 🛶Venice, the capital of the Veneto region in northern Italy. It is known as the "City of Water", "City of Canals", "City of a Hundred Islands", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Light", "City of Bridges" and other beautiful names. Here, there is one of the most beautiful squares in the world, "St. Mark's Square", the Phoenix Opera House that rose from the ashes, the beautiful Grand Canal, the sighing bridge described by Xu Zhimo, breathtaking arcades, and some of the most beautiful scenes in master Antoniooni's films were shot here. It's not an exaggeration to say that Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Wherever you go, you'll be amazed by the pure beauty of the city's architecture and exquisite art. It's as if the city has a life of its own, growing naturally rather than being built. Take a ride on the Venetian people's traditional transportation, the gondola, and slowly sway through the city's long and narrow waterways. It's incredibly relaxing. 🌈Venice attractions: 🌏St. Mark's Square: also known as the Venice Central Square, has always been the public activity center for politics, religion, and traditional festivals in Venice. 🌍St. Mark's Basilica: It is the resting place of St. Mark. It was once the largest church in medieval Europe and a classic work of Venetian architecture, as well as a treasure trove of rich art collections. The church follows the Byzantine style of architecture, with a Greek cross shape and five hemispherical domes. The most famous feature of the church is its golden mosaic facade, and the interior is also famous for its golden altar and mosaic decorations. In the sunlight, the entire church shines brightly, hence it is also known as the "Golden Church". 🌍St. Mark's Campanile: standing tall in St. Mark's Square, it is the tallest building in Venice. This bell tower, made of red bricks and standing at 98.6 meters, was built in the late 15th century. It is not only the longitudinal axis of the city of Venice, but also the center of the spatial composition of the square's buildings. Standing here and looking down from the top, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Venice and the lagoon, and even have a distant view of the beautiful Alps. 🌍Rialto Bridge: also known as the Commercial Bridge, was built in 1180. Originally a wooden bridge, it was later converted into a suspension bridge. During a celebration in 1444, the bridge collapsed due to overload. From 1580 to 1592, it was rebuilt into the current stone bridge. There is a floating pavilion on the top of the bridge, and more than 20 jewelry stores and souvenir stalls on both sides, making it one of the most important commercial areas in Venice. It was once the commercial center of Europe for 300 years and served as the background for Shakespeare's famous play "The Merchant of Venice". 🌍Academy Bridge: Built in 1932, it is the second bridge on the Grand Canal of Venice after the Rialto Bridge. Located at the southernmost end of the Grand Canal, it is named after the Academy of Fine Arts to the northwest. This is a wooden single-arch bridge, and standing on the Academy Bridge, you can overlook the beautiful Church of Santa Maria della Salute. In recent years, with the rise of water levels, the old city of Venice has become increasingly precarious, and many people have abandoned it. Scientists predict that by 2100, Venice may be completely submerged and disappear from the ground.
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