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Venice is the largest and one of the many beautiful cities in Italy. It is located in the Northeast of the Apennine Peninsula, at the center of a saltwater lagoon which is located between the mouth of the Po River and the Pi ave River and linked to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is not only a popular travel destination on the Adriatic Coast but also the capital of the Veneto region.

I visited this place on my honeymoon. It is a good-looking city with many surprises that you can imagine. Though it is not as clean as the rest of Italy, I appreciate most of its architectural design and the sunset after a day of walking under the sun. With many wondering beautiful places, built on several islands in the middle of a large lagoon. For sure, you will find the same beauty, but Venice speaks a different aura and grace. Canals are surrounded by gondolas and many unforgettable things, but I am not fond of canals as it smells like fish living in there.  What took my breath away, however, is the panoramic view of architecture, its amazing shapes, and huge buildings. Visitors can be seen on a gondola ride, on the famous Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square on foot from the center of town, and the many different kinds of birds that occupy the area to feed. You get a lot of interesting, attractive and romantic places in the heart of the city.

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The many cultural and historical peculiarities attracted my husband and me to visit this city as we walk through the maze of Venice, under the moonlight, and tried to find our way, so as not to get lost. The map isn’t even helping us find our way out. What helped us is a trademark and sign of where we are going. The maze is one thing but getting lost together is another. We both find our way to the bus station before the last bus of the night.

If you are one of those newlyweds who could not hide the joy that came along with the beauty of the city, you are not alone. Its architecture is enough to make you fall in love with the city. One of the most important traditions is the world-famous Carnival in Venice celebrated by its inhabitants. This attracts more and more tourists each year.  The origin of the Venetian Carnival can be traced back to the 12th century when the Doge government gave the Venetian people permission to wear masks and costumes, inspired by characters from the Comedian dell Arte, the famous century Italian theater. It is considered to be an ancient Medieval tradition to celebrate the beginning of the Lent season.

The most famous masquerades still worn today are the “Arlecchino” (” Harlequin”) with its costume that is brightly colored triangles and the “Dottore Delle Peste” with its white mask.  Besides being amused and entertained, we decided to visit other most interesting places in Venice like the Piazza San Marco which is a large public square and serves as the main meeting place in the city. At the Piazza, we saw the St Mark’s Cathedral, which is beautifully painted, and wondered where all the over 400 churches in Venice looked the same, the Doge’s Palace, the Campanile, and several museums.

It was a summer in August when we visited, it was blazing hot, and we appreciate the gelato that cool us down under the hot summer sun. I learned that in booking a hotel in Venice, during the peak season, accommodation fills up so fast, especially at the hotels near the center so it was best for us that we booked outside the center of Venice. It was cheaper and it was worth it.

We visited the famous islands of Venetian lagoon in Venice. We took the ferry from the wharf beside San Marco Square to get to Murano. Murano is famous for its glassware. It was interesting to watch someone making glassware. I was afraid to get one of that glassware afraid that I will break it at the end. When we went to Burano, we purchase a centerpiece, made out of lace. Handcrafted by someone who knows how to make them. We were actually beat after these two famous islands, so we decided to dine in one of the restaurants in the island. Eat pasta of course and wine to complete the meal.

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