The beachside city of Venice, named for the elaborate waterways and canals that cut throughout, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Florida state. The buildings and boulevards too were designed with the Italian city in mind, and Downtown Venice is a wonderfully preserved example of historic architecture. The city actually houses some of the beast beaches in the country including the very popular Venice Beach. Just south of Sarasota along Florida`s white-sanded Gulf Coast, with 14 miles of clear waters fringing the Gulf of Mexico, from Casey Key to Manasota Key and plenty of recreational opportunities, including swimming, sunbathing, fishing and boating. There are also unique shops, restaurants, museums, historical sites. Here you can visit top beaches, take a breath at Centennial Park, or enjoy the very well known vivid nightlife.