Venice is the capital city of Veneto region in northern Italy. There are various nicknames for Venice Italy such as "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Bridges", and "The City of Light". Archeologists suggest that it was first settled in the 5th and 6th centuries AD during the barbarian invasions when the inhabitants of the mainland settlement, Venetto, took refuge in the marshes.
Venice is globally famous for its canal transportation service. Approximately 150 canals are built in a shallow lagoon and approximately 400 bridges are built on these canals. Railway and automobile services also started here in 19th and 20th century respectively. But still it is known as the Europe’s largest urban carfree area. It is also recognized as the most important musical centers of Europe.
There is a very famous saying that the Venice was sinking an average of 1/5th of an inch yearly until the middle 1970s and then government restricted the use of underground water. Venice is Italy’s major ports besides commercial and industrial center. It is very coveted tourist spots in the world. Some of the famous attractions of Venice are Saint Mark's Square, on which sits the Basilica of Saint Mark, the Bell Tower, Piazza San Marco, Campo San Polo, the Palace of the Doges (the former rulers of the city), Palazzo Grassi, Ca' d'Oro, Ca' Rezzonico, Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, Palazzo Labia and the Academy of Fine Arts. Venice beaches like beautiful Cavallino beaches are also attracting the tourists from all over world.
Every year lots of people want to see and experience everything that Venice has to offer but availing proper accommodation in Venice may be a tough job for most of the people. A1venicehotels.com suggests you to plan early the trip to Venice because it increases the chance to get the best Venice hotel on right price. The best time of the year to visit Venice is in late spring and early summer, and then in September. During these periods the weather is fine and the city is not over-crowded. The great carnival takes place in February. Hence, February and around Easter also may be good time for a wonderful trip to Venice. But, it is crowded season so one must come here in planned way.