2. Venice, Italy
Venice is a sanctuary on a lagoon, and it’s not only amazing, but also preservative. In fact, Venice has maintained it’s beauty for more than 600 years. The city has 118 islands and more tourists than residents and this is a fact contributed by availability of many beautiful sites and places to go while in the city. Among the places is touring with the Grand Canal, which is a 230 passenger boat. The tallest and the oldest building in the city is the Campanile, which was built 325ft tall. To reach the top, people take a lift, but in the old days the Roman Emperor Frederick III rode a horse to the top. St Mark’s Basilica and the Piazza San Marco are another popular attractions in Venice. The Lido di Venezia is a world-known luxury destination that attracts thousands of celebrities, critics, and popular actors and actresses. Venice also relies greatly on the cruise business. Unfortunately, the city’s popularity has caused many problems. It’s often overcrowded and the competition for tourists to purchase houses in Venice has made prices increase so high that many locals have to move to more affordable places in Italy.
Last year I visited Venice and I simply fell in love with its diverse architectural style. I highly recommend you to see the Ca’ Rezzonico, the Doge’s Palace, and the Ca’ Pesaro. While the Ca’ Pesaro and the Ca’ Rezzonico are Baroque and Renaissance buildings, the Doge’s Palace is a fantastic example of Venetian Gothic architecture.