Venice is really built on water. The people of the Veneto region built the city on a salt marshland at the mouth of the Adriatic Sea. The “official” date of the birth of Venice is the 25 March 421. Venice has around 150 canals connected by 409 bridges, and over 3000 alleyways on the 117 islands. Basically every time you see a bridge it is connecting two islands. Attractions you have to see are Itinerari Segresti del Palazzo Ducale, the Grand Canal, the Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco, the Lagoon, Murano, Burano, the Lido and La Giudecca, the Venice Carnival, gondola rides, Campanile and Torre dell’Orologio, Le Fenice theatre, Campo Santo Stefano, Dorsoduro, Squero di San Trovaso, the Rialto, Ca’Foscari, Palazzi Giustinian, the Ghetto, Campo San Zanipolo, Greek Quarter, Arsenale.