We know it, Venice is almost always crowded, the world renowned city has been classified by UNESCO since 1987.
Built on millions of wooden piles in the lagoon's mud, the city spreads across hundreds of small islands connected by 400 bridges. You regularly ride gondola or vaporetto* boat bus to change shore and discover the incredible surrounding islands.The venetian lifestyle imposes its rhythm to the inhabitants and visitors.
A few ideas to avoid tourists groups freshly out of cruise ships.
The contrats of eras
To understand the influence of arts in the city you can buy a ticket for the Biennale of Modern Art (from May to November on odd numbered years ) or Architecture (on even numbered years).
A journey that begins at the Giardini* gardens used for the exhibition since 1985 with main flags of the participating countries. Go through the Arsenale monument (old shipyard) which extends to numerous Palaces spreading through the whole city. An ideal progression made of labyri...