• Posted:Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Get yourself cultured in Venice
What could be better than booking yourself a room in a hostel in Venice, the city that sits on a bed of water? Just that in itself is reason enough to go, for me anyway but, of course, there are plenty of other sights and sounds in this wondrous place that will keep you entertained for the duration of your stay.

Too entertained, some might say and I have no doubt whatsoever in my well-travelled mind that you will find yourself longing to come back again and again and the end of your sojourn will come about all too quickly.

Just consider the variety of attractions there are to take up your time - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, for instance, is an absolute must for anyone who is partial to a bit of modern art. According to Boosh News, you'll find a bit of everything in here, ranging from European Abstraction and Cubism to Surrealism. Make sure you check out the Dali exhibits, as they surely are astounding.

Or what about the Gallerie dell'Accademia? All sorts can be found here and you're bound to lose yourself in works by Tintoretto, Veronese, Bellini and Lotto. Good luck trying to tear yourself away!

If you're more of an active soul and like to be out in the sparkling sunshine, don't despair. There's a Venice for you as well, particularly on May 23rd with the Vogolonga taking place. This involves people converging on the city from all over the world to take on the waterways in a variety of different boats, all without motors of course.

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