“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” Truman Capote
This August I went to Venice and Venetian Riviera for my holidays, and below I am sharing some of the cultural highlights from my trip.
I. Piazza San Marco
I started my excursion with the Piazza San Marco, probably the world’s most famous town square, bordered by the Doge’s Palace and Basilica San Marco. The tall bell tower is the Campanile, constructed in 1912, since the original collapsed in 1902. The famous Café Florian (which some say is the most expensive café in the world) can also be found on this square, once being a host to a diverse literary clientele, including Stendhal, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas Moore, Charles Dickens and Henry James.Continue reading “A Trip to Venice I: Cultural Highlights”