Why is Venice one amazing site to visit?

            Venice is an Italian city and a major sea port situated across a group of 117 small islands. It is the capital of the Veneto region. The city is most famous for the beauty of its settings, architecture and artwork. It is also one of the oldest tourist and cultural centres in the world.

            The name ‘Venice’ has been derived from the ancient Veneti people who lived in the region during the 10th century BC. Historically, the city was the capital of the Republic of Venice which was a prominent maritime and financial power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Period.

            Back then, the city is known to have witnessed many important artistic movements. It was particularly, a very important place in the history of music, and the birthplace of the famous Italian composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. In 1866, the Republic of Venice became part of the Kingdom of Italy.

            Today, the city of Venice is one of the most important tourist centres. St Mark’s Basilica, the Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, and the Lido di Venezia are some of the major tourist spots.