*Summer and fall semester during the “Biennale of Contemporary Art"

Venice is a city in northern Italy, and the capital of the region Veneto. Sometimes called the "Queen of the Adriatic", the city sits on 118 islets within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice, an arm of the Adriatic Sea. Being surrounded by water Venice offers an unforgettable experience - indeed in the "City of Water" there are no cars, only boats. Venice counts over 2000 bridges, with the most famous probably being the Rialto bridge. For a romantic holiday or vacation, there is no better destination than Venice. Haunted by a glorious past, Venice is dotted with beautiful palaces and basilicas, artisans and musicians, excellent food and fine shopping. Venice's architecture is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. The grand canal is Venice's main water artery, lined with fantastic palaces called Ca' (home of), for example Ca' Dario or Ca' Rezzonico, meaning "home of" the family who built it or last lived in it. A holiday in Venice should also include a visit to the islands of Murano, where the world famous mouth-blown glass is made; Burano, a quaint fishing village famous for their lace makers; and Giudecca island with its grand Palladian churches. The itinerary that we propose includes some of the main attractions: Saint Mark’s Square, The Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs. The students have also free time that they can spend wandering around the city, walking through itsnarrow and maze-like streets. We give them, along with the itinerary, a list of the things that they could do or see during their free time, such as Contemporary Art Exhibits, Museums that are not included in our guided tour.

Official website of Venice
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  • Something about the region of Venice: Veneto

    President: Luca Zaia (Lega Nord, Northern League)
    Area: 18,399 km2 (7,103.9 sq mi)
    Population (2009-12-31)
    • Total: 4,931,430
    Density: 268/km2 (694.2/sq mi)
    • Italian: 92%
    • Romanian: 2%
    • Moroccan: 1%
    Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
    Summer (DST)/CEST (UTC+2)
    GDP/Nominal: € 139 billion (2006)
    Website: www.regione.veneto.it