Venice, the capital of the Veneto region, is one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations with an average of approximately 50,000 tourists a day. The city is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by 409 bridges. In the old city centre, the canals serve the function of roads, and almost every form of transport is on water or on foot, which understandably makes Venice a one-of-a-kind destination.
Venice boasts numerous attractions, such as St Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, and St Mark’s Square, to name a few. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination and host of the world-renowned Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world.
The city is also famous for its ornate glass-work, known as Venetian glass, world-renowned for being colourful, elaborate, and skilfully made.