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Water Wonders

Plan your visit to Venice and its Lagoon, where the ethereal dance of water and history awaits you. Explore the cultural and spiritual value of water in this timeless UNESCO World Heritage site!

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Venice and it's Lagoon

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Key Aesthetic Features

Floating Marvel: Venice, founded in the 5th century and spread across 118 small islands, appears to float gracefully on the waters of the lagoon. The city is a masterpiece of architecture, with every building housing works by world-renowned artists like Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and others. Canals and Arteries: Navigating the city reveals its unique urban system. From the iconic Grand Canal to the picturesque smaller waterways , Venice's canals are the arteries of this water-bound city.

Cultural Significance

Living History: Venice and its lagoon are a testament to the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment. Since the 5th century, Venetian populations sought refuge on the islands, gradually forming a maritime power that defended against external threats. The city's influence on architecture, art, and monumental arts is immeasurable. Architectural Marvels: Venice boasts an incomparable series of architectural ensembles, including iconic landmarks like Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, and the Scuole hospitals. The city represents the height of the Republic's splendour and a complete typology of mediaeval architecture.

Things To Do!

Fun exciting adventures around venice and it's lagoon!

Image - Venice Boat Experience
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Venice Boat Experience
T:Embark on a magical journey along the Grand Canal, witnessing the architectural grandeur of Venice from the water
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$ 172
Experience
Venice Combo: Walking & Gondola Ride Tour
T:Explore the beauty of Venice city on land and in the water on a 2-hour tour. Take an exhilarating gondola ride through the city's quiet canals. Enjoy a picturesque view of prominent buildings at St Mark's Campanile square as your guide makes important historical commentaries. Visit the beautifully decorated Scuola Grande di San Marco, and learn its essence to the locals.
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Murano
T:Explore the island of Murano, renowned for its glassmaking heritage. Witness skilled artisans creating intricate glass masterpieces.

Best Accommodations!

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the unparalleled charm of Venice and its enchanting waterways? Let's make your stay unforgettable with our curated list of hotels that offer captivating canal or lagoon views.

Image - The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
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The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
T:Location: Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio, San Marco, Venice, Italy - Star Rating: 5* - Price Range: AUD 720 – AUD 4,121 - Guest Rating: 9.8 - Highlights: - Offers one of the best canal views in the city - Multiple bars and lounges with Grand Canal views - The spa’s private steam baths are decorated in precious Venetian mosaics
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Image - Baglioni Hotel Luna
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Baglioni Hotel Luna
T:Location: San Marco 1243, San Marco, Venice, Italy - Star Rating: 5* - Price Range: AUD 507 – AUD 3,570 - Guest Rating: 9 - Highlights: - The 100-square-metre terrace, San Giorgio island views, and butler service in the two-bedroom San Giorgio Family Terrace Suite - Tuna sashimi, traditional spaghettoni, and dark chocolate mousse at Canova Restaurant - Exclusive excursions available, including a yacht tour and gourmet food and wine experience.
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Bauer Hotel
T:Location: San Marco 1459, San Marco, Venice, Italy - Star Rating: 5* - Price Range: AUD 405 – AUD 7,963 - Guest Rating: 9 - Highlights: - Stylish cocktails at Canal Bar and live DJs at B Bar Lounge - Grand Canal and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute views from De Pisis Restaurant - Outdoor hydro-massage bathtubs on the 8th-floor terrace
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Image - Ca' Sagredo Hotel
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Ca' Sagredo Hotel
T:Location: Campo Santa Sofia 4198, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy - Star Rating: 5* - Price Range: AUD 336 – AUD 1,613 - Guest Rating: 9 - Highlights: - The king-size bed, living room, and expansive lateral views of the Grand Canal in the Deluxe Suite Side Grand Canal - A waterside restaurant and a rooftop terrace with unobstructed canal views - A 15-minute walk from Doge’s Palace.
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H10 Palazzo Canova
T:Location: Riva del Vin, 744, San Polo, Venice, Italy - Star Rating: 4* - Price Range: AUD 291 – AUD 1,119 - Highlights: - A range of rooms and suites for various budgets - The breakfast buffet, cocktail menu, and outdoor seating with Grand Canal views at La Terrazza Bar - A two-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and a vaporetto stop
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How to Visit

Getting There: Venice is accessible by air and water. Marco Polo Airport serves as the main air gateway, while water taxis and vaporettos provide scenic entry via the lagoon. Local Transport: The primary modes of transport within Venice are water taxis and vaporettos, offering an authentic experience of navigating the canals.

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Venice Marco Polo Airport
T:Getting There: Venice is accessible by air and water. Marco Polo Airport serves as the main air gateway, while water taxis and vaporettos provide scenic entry via the lagoon.
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Water Taxi in Venice
T:Local Transport: The primary modes of transport within Venice are water taxis and vaporettos, offering an authentic experience of navigating the canals.
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Regulations/Protections

To preserve the integrity of this cultural and natural wonder, several regulations are in place: Conservation Measures: The Management Plan emphasises the protection of the city's layout, urban structure, and traditional practices. High Water Monitoring: Addressing the threat of high waters, a specific monitoring system is implemented to protect against damage to buildings and urban areas.

Bibliography

All the websites I used to complete this site - Venice and it's Lagoon Management pan: https://www.veniceandlagoon.net/web/en/management_plan2024-2030/#:~:text=The%20Plan%20has%20a%20time,advisory%20bodies%20in%20recent%20years. UNESCO Heritage site Venice and it's Lagoon: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/394/

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UNESCO
T:https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/394/

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  1. Venice Boat Experience
  2. Venice Combo: Walking & Gondola Ride Tour
  3. Murano
  4. The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
  5. Baglioni Hotel Luna
  6. Bauer Hotel
  7. Ca' Sagredo Hotel
  8. H10 Palazzo Canova
  9. Venice Marco Polo Airport
  10. Water Taxi in Venice
  11. UNESCO

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