Venice is the city on the water par excellence, an Italian jewel that the world envies. The city par excellence chosen by lovers, Venice is one of the most extraordinary UNESCO sites in the world. The city, capital of the Veneto region, lies on more than 100 islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Iconic bridges, prestigious museums, historic churches and islands where centuries-old glass-making traditions are still handed down, Venice is this and much more.
Chioggia is located in the southernmost part of the Venetian Lagoon, between the Po Delta and Venice. The traces of its past are still very evident in the historic centre, where the Tower of Sant'Andrea, housing the oldest clock in the world, stands out, as well as in the palaces and historic buildings that frame the Vena Canal. Another emblematic place in Chioggia is the Pescheria, the famous fish market, which tells of the maritime soul of the lagoon city.
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Venice's unique urban planning and the immense wealth accumulated by the Serenissima Republic during the golden centuries of its history have produced an irresistible amount of things to see. Starting from the Grand Canal, an S-shaped canal that crosses the entire historic centre, dividing it in two, the main stop is undoubtedly St Mark's Square and its Basilica, a monumental Byzantine church with five domes and covered with mosaics that tell the story of the city. Its bell tower, built in 1173 as a lighthouse for sailors, is the tallest building in Venice. Also worth a visit is the Doge's Palace, the sumptuous seat of the Serenissima Republic and one of the finest examples of Venetian Gothic architecture. Visit Ca' Pesaro, a splendid 17th-century building overlooking the Grand Canal, and home to Venice's International Gallery of Modern Art. It houses a large collection of Italian and foreign paintings, sculpture and graphics from the late 19th century to the present day. Among the masterpieces on display are the famous The Thinker by Auguste Rodin and Judith II (Salome) by Gustav Klimt, together with works by artists such as Medardo Rosso, Giacomo Balla, Adolfo Wildt, Arturo Martini, Gino Rossi, Giorgio Morandi and Felice Casorati.
Venice is a unique city. Immerse yourself in the Venetian atmosphere as you stroll through the calle (narrow streets) and campi (squares), admire the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs and take a break in one of the city's many bàcari (bars) to enjoy a Spritz or wine and a "cicchetto", the classic Venetian snack. From Venice you can also set off on excursions to some of the most characteristic islands in the world: Burano, famous for its lace-making, Murano, for its glass-making and Torcello, one of the oldest human settlements in the area.
The immense cultural heritage of the Serenissima is preserved in its museums and historic palaces, such as the Doge's Palace, Ca' Rezzonico, the International Gallery of Modern Art and the Gallerie dell'Accademia on the Grand Canal. Venice is also home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world. Also not to be missed is the Church of San Pantalon, whose ceiling is covered by an immense painted canvas, and a stone's throw from St Mark's, the submerged Crypt of San Zaccaria where the water creates a fascinating and unique environment.
Venice is also synonymous with cinema: in September the city hosts the International Film Festival on the Lido and becomes the capital of the international jet set. In addition to cinema, Venice hosts the Biennale d'Arte, Architettura, Musica e Danza (Art, Architecture, Music and Dance Biennial) from April to November in the evocative setting of the Giardini and Arsenale. One of Venice's most famous monuments is dedicated to opera: the Fenice Theatre, which hosts the International Festival of Contemporary Music and the famous New Year's Concert.
Venice is also famous worldwide for its historic cafés, and the first "botega da caffè" dates back to the second half of the 17th century. The longest-lived and most famous in the city is Caffè Florian, which has been serving coffee and aperitifs in St Mark's Square since 29 December 1720. Furthermore, the Serenissima has been the city of many artists, writers, composers and intellectuals over the centuries. To one of them, Jorge Luis Borges, the labyrinth on the island of San Giorgio is dedicated.