“If I had to find a word that replaces music I could only think of Venice.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Discovering the magical and timeless atmosphere of Venice and its canals
Even those who have never been there know the places that make the city of Venice famous all over the world: Piazza San Marco, the Rialto bridge, the Grand Canal. But Venice is also something else. There are entire areas of the historic city to be explored, far from the places obliged by tradition and the most beaten paths, where you can meet an unexpected wonder at every corner.
The historic center of Venice is divided into sestieri, the equivalent of neighborhoods. There are six districts: San Marco, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce. Thanks to these itineraries you will be able to discover the liveliest and most Venetian districts, such as Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce: the common thread that unites them is the discovery of a different Venice, off the beaten track.
Venice is part of a real archipelago of islands, each with a unique beauty. In addition to the best known Lido, Murano and Burano, it is also worth visiting the less frequented islands such as Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto, Sant’Erasmo, Mazzorbo, Lazzaretto Nuovo, Certosa, Vignole, Pellestrina, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and many others.
You can go to the discovery of these small islands enjoying silent walks in the ancient villages, visiting unusual museums, small churches and lagoon hermitages or along archaeological itineraries that tell the origins of the Serenissima and its millenary history.
The lagoon of Venice is the first wetland in Italy and is home to splendid beaches and protected natural areas, such as the Ca ‘Roman Reserve, in the southern tip of the island of Pellestrina, and the Oasi Dune degli Alberoni, in the southern part of the Lido di Venezia, which stretches between the sea and the lagoon for tens of hectares, a true paradise for birdwatchers and days in the open air.