Queen of the Adriatic
Often the best plan for sightseeing in Venice is to have no plan at all. As water is so integral to the city, a recommended way for tourists to get a feel for Venice and its layout is to take a vaporetto ride from Piazzale Roma, located in the far east of the city, right along the wide artery of the nearby Grand Canal to St Mark's Square in the centre. All along the length of the Grand Canal are some of the most renowned sights in Venice. Elsewhere around the Venetian Lagoon are the enticing islands, such as Murano, renowned for its glass, Burano, famous for its lace, and Torcello, famous for looking much like Venice would have before the builders moved in.