Venice: Italy’s ultimate must-see city

Situated in the north-eastern part of Italy, Venice is undoubtedly one of the most original cities in the world.

From the annual Carnival to Italian art, history, or cuisine, there is something for everyone in Venice all year round, on any kind of weather.

The Carnival is certainly worth a detour. But there are other things that make Venice an unforgettable place:

• Built on no less than 118 little islands, Venice is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site;

• It is Europe’s largest car-free area. This makes it very easy to explore its narrow and charming streets on foot. You will feel as if wandering in a different century. And if walking is not your thing, you can always take one of the vaporetti or water taxis that you can find effortlessly: there are stations along the canals everywhere.

• It is a unique venue: 177 canals and 409 bridges.

• See Murano glass objects especially on the three most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano, Torcello. Boat tours are organized several times a day.

• It is a 1600 year-old city with a wooden foundation, built and maintained on water by very complex technical systems – a man-made wonder.

Cheap Ryanair flights are available from all major European cities, so you can easily find connections to other European places, if you want to make the most of your stay.

Next year’s Carnival is from January 31  to February 17, 2015 and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Will you be going?