Exploring the beautiful city of Italy with Venice Cruises
Amongst all the places seen in the world, Paris is the only city that can compare with Venice in terms of the romance and beauty this city reveals. Nothing can equal the view of the gondolas silently sailing down the alleyways of water, the gleaming Grand Canal, and the graceful palazzos.
Places of attraction in Venice also include the Piazza San Marco and the streets and narrow canals stretching out to 100 islands.
Shore excursions should also include a visit to Zen Palace in St Lucia area. Here you can watch the show of opera, listen to famous Italian melodies like Nabucco, La Traviata, and II Barbiere along with Classical music.
For a romantic feel of the city a walking tour of Verona is a must. This is the setting of the ever famous Romeo and Juliet.
While exploring Venice, you will be stunned by the intricate marble façade that adorns the Doge's Palace and by the sight of the Gothic arches. The Bridge of Sighs connects the state prison with the palace of Doge, and as you walk along the bridge, you can see the state prison.
The St. Mark's Basilica will entice you with its arches of delicate gold mosaic seen above the Romanesque entrance and its five domes.
Venice Cruises: The Venetian Islands and other places of attraction
If you are thinking about taking one of the Venice cruises, April to November is the best time of the year to do it. You can choose a cruise line based on what you are looking for and what your budget is. The duration of your Venice tour can vary from one to three days to 15 days.
Generally, Venice cruises start from the ports of Herculaneum and Pompeii in Naples and stops at Taormina port before moving on to Sicily and Venice. While cruising along the Adriatic Sea, places like Split, Trieste, Dubrovnik, and Zadar will be the places of interest. And during the course of the cruise, the walled cities that were once an integral part of the archaeological sites of the Venetian will not fail to impress you.
A ride through the Venetian Lagoon will take you to St. Elena, Arsenale, and the San Peitro di Castello church. While crossing the St. Mark's Basin, you can bask in the beautiful views of the Grand Canal.
Island of Murano is a small island and is popular for its glass artifacts.
On the San Giorgio Island, you will see one of the most significant churches of Venice - The San Giorgio Maggiore. This simple church displays two of the most famous work of the artist Tintoretto. These artistic works are "The Last Supper" and "The Gathering of Manna."