If you are looking for some elegance and romance highlighted by the most picturesque alleyways and narrow streets, Venice is the city to be. There is a lot to do in Venice and tourists have hyped this floating city as a great vacation destination. When you visit Venice, you will realize that the city literally has no roads. You will find canals lined by alleyways that interconnect the whole city. If you want to get to places fast, you will have to walk. When you get tired of walking, you can buy a ticket to get on a ferry.
Be prepared to make your way through a throng of people swarming around touristy areas. To enjoy all that Venice has to offer, I will advise you go out before 7am and after sunset or midnight. In this post, we will review top things to do in Venice.
Top Things To Do in Venice, Italy
St Mark’s Basilica
Italy is home to the most impressive churches that date back hundreds of years. In Venice, you will find the world renowned St Mark’s Basilica. This amazing piece of architecture was built in 1092 and has drawn tourists from far and wide to tour its grounds. There is a lot to see within the church; from its marble pillars to its intricate ornate designs. Accessing some parts of the church like the main Basilica is free. An entrance fee will be required to access the rest of the Basilica.
St Mark’s Square
Also known as the Piazza San Marco, St Mark’s Square is home to Venice’s top three tourist’s sites: St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio. It will be almost impossible to think you can see all of these attractions in one day. However, you can spend some time enjoying the beauty of the square. The best time to see St Mark’s Square is when it’s not swarming with tourists milling about. So, it will be better to experience early in the morning or late at night. The piazza is an important place in Venice and when you visit, you will know why.
Also located within the Piazza San Marco, Doges Palace is a renowned site in Venice. With arched designs, rooms furnished with amazing designs and artworks, White walls; Doges palace is a beauty to behold. You can see the Grand Canal from within the Palace and also walk over the magnificent Bridge of Sighs.
The Grand Canal
This is one of the top things to do in Venice. The Grand Canal runs through the heart of Venice and connects the various islands which the city is built on. It is important to point out here that Venice is actually made up of over 100 islands that have been segmented into canals. The Grand Canal has been an important waterway in Italy for years and was used as a passageway by merchant ships in history. Now, you can traverse the canal using water taxis and Gondolas while admiring the over 170 buildings that line the Canal.
We hope you enjoy Venice.