Venice is truly unique and comprises of 118 Islands, connected by 400 Bridges, over 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. Venice is considered by many as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Rich in History and Tradition, Culture and Events. You can visit Venice year round and be amazed at it's Magnificent Architecture, beautiful galleries, Museums, Café Bars or the annual Venice Canival.
Over 700 years ago, Venice was the most affluent city in Europe, the winged lion of St Mark, prospered everywhere. Venice was the world's leading Naval and Merchant Power. During this period 36,000 Seamen sailed, on over 3,000 ships, across the Mediterranean and beyond. The Republic of Venice was the leading trading centre for Europe and the rest of the Chartered world.
The Republic controlled the Adriatic and the majority of the Aegean Islands including Crete and Cyprus. During the Renaissance period the Republic of Venice greatly influenced art, architecture, and literature of the era. Eventually losing its independence when Napoleon, conquered Venice in 1797. The French conqueror put an end to the most illustrious period of its history. In 1866, Venice, along with the rest of Veneto, returned to Italian rule.
In the Centre of Venice, all transport is water-based or on foot. Within the Laguna di Venezia, one can explore the nearby Islands of Burano, Torcello and Murano, where it is possible to view a perfect sunset with the Seabirds and the lagoon fishermen. Venice is a memory you will always Treasure.