The Cultural Wonders Of Venice


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Venice, a city like no other in the world: floating in tranquility, surrounded by artistry, suspended in time. A mindset and a marvel in architecture, the spectacular capital of Italy’s Veneto region consists of more than 100 small islands connected by over 400 bridges in a lagoon of the crystal-blue Adriatic Sea. 

For adventurous explorers and wandering lovers who are willing to get lost in the city’s breathtaking beauty, Venice is an atmospheric maze of cobblestoned paths, small squares and winding waterways. There are no cars or roadways; just canals and boats. 

The city is divided into six iconic neighborhoods. San Marco is the public square of Venice. Dorsoduro has great museums, galleries, and churches. San Polo is the site of the main market. Santa Croce, the entryway to Venice welcomes with a distinctly local ambiance. Cannaregio is the lively central neighborhood. Castello, which is the largest district, has lovely public gardens that create welcome respite from the crowds.

Venice offers a myriad of unforgettable experiences. Here we share just a few:

Venice Biennale 2016
The Architecture Biennale runs from May 28th to November 27th. This biennial exhibition displays the works, dreams, concepts and ideas of over 100 architects from 48 countries. Additional programs include Dance (June 17th – 26th), Theatre (July 27th – August 14th), Cinema (August 31st – September 10th) and Music (October 7th – 16th). 

The Grand Canal
Either while gliding in a gondola or witnessing from a waterbus, catch the fantastic views of Venice’s famous bridges and buildings from the two-mile-long, S-shaped Grand Canal.

Bell Tower of St. Mark’s Basilica
Erected in 1912, the iconic 98.6 meters-tall bell tower in St. Mark's Square allows for remarkable views of Venice. 

Gran Teatro La Venice 
Built in 1792, the ornate jewel box of an opera house features just 326 seats and a glittering Baroque interior. Year-round performances include opera, orchestral concerts and ballet.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
One of Europe’s premier museums devoted to modern art, the Peggy Guggenheim collection boasts masterpieces by Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Le Calandre
Located 30 miles west of Venice is the three-Michelin-star restaurant, Le Calandre. Chef Massimiliano Alajmo’s menu is inspired by seasonal ingredients with dishes embodying both classic Italian traditions and modern sensations. 

Hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
A luxury hotel as sumptuous and romantic as the city itself. Set in a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal, Hotel Aman embodies the opulence of Venice with the Rococo and Neo-Renaissance décor.

Discover the new T Galleria by DFS store in Venice in October 2016.