Mangiare e Passeggiando 13

Through Venice

If you want to stay active and burn some calories but also love food, consider visiting Venice, Italy.

Venice is a walking city. You can reach any point in Venice by foot—along the banks of the canals, on the paved streets, through the neighborhood squares, and over the 400 or so canal bridges.

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

There is so much history, so many little stores, and lots of walkways with twists and turns. You can’t help but walk the entire day and not realize how far you’ve walked, how many times you’ve gotten lost, how much food you’ve enjoyed and how many stops you made and marveled at the architectural feat if this beautiful city.