Venice is a popular travel destination and enjoys thousands of tourists every year. This charming city is synonymous with love and romance, much like Paris, and its beauty and history has mesmerised visitors for thousands of years. Whether you are visiting the city with a loved one on a romantic vacation or traveling with friends for a memorable Italian experience, Venice is the place to be. Here are a few reasons why Venice is and always will be one of the leading travel destinations in the world, and why you need to visit in 2017.
A Floating City
Yes, many cities are built near water, close to the sea or have rivers and lakes within its parameters. But how many cities do you know that are built on water? Venice is known for the houses and structures that seem to rise from the water as well as its quintessential canals that have captivated visitors from far and wide for years. And no trip to Venice is complete without a gondola ride through the city’s picturesque waterways. Venice is without a doubt one of the most unique cities in the world.
When visiting Venice, it will feel like time itself has stopped. This is because the city does not have cars, but instead makes use of motorised boats as a mode of transportation. And if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, you will be able to easily navigate your way around the city by foot, free of the pollution and noise of cars.
Venice prides itself on its reputation for serving some of the best gelato in the world, and the city offers plenty of tiny outlets at which you can buy this delicious treat. Pop your gelato onto a sugar cone or choose to eat it from a tub, but whatever you do, try to sample a range of delicious flavours. You won’t be sorry.
Venice is home to Casino di Venezia, the oldest casino in the world. Built in 1638, the casino brings with it the elegant charm of past, offering casino players an authentic and memorable experience from the start. The casino features over 600 slot machines and a wide variety of table games like Blackjack and Roulette, making it a gamblers dream destination against a unique and beautiful setting. And in keeping with the casino theme, the Palazzo Pisani, also located in Venice, is the location used for the shoot-out scene at the end of the 2006 James Bond flick Casino Royale. Step into 007’s stylish shoes during a trip to Venice.