1: Grand Canal (Canal Grande)
One of the most famous places to see in Venice is Grand Canal. Millions of tourists annually visit Italy to feel the ancient spirit of the first settlements, which were situated on the banks of Grand Canal. Along Grand Canal you can enjoy the beauty of 15th century architecture, original ornaments and elegant facades of buildings. You can travel by canal using 3 different vehicles: Vaporetto (water bus), water taxi or gondolas. Grand Canal is the right way to satisfy your aesthetical needs and show you the world from the different point.
2: St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco is the central square in Venice. It’s a huge territory with government buildings on it, fascinating St. Mark’s Basilica and gothic Doge’s Palace. You can bring history alive and experience exciting feelings by roaming around. Pay special attention to Procuratie Vecchie, Piazzetta and, of course, to the hundreds of pigeons. Old, but amazing Piazza San Marco attracts by its mystical past, popular present and indefinite future.
Visit St. Mark’s Square Museum all with one museum pass.
3: St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica San Marco)
St. Mark’s Basilica is a monumental cathedral church in Venice. Even if you are not fond of architecture, you wouldn’t be able to ignore it. St. Mark’s Basilica is the symbol of Italian prosperity, wisdom and wellness. Its rich and authentic design, diversity of shapes and colors, natural charm makes Basilica San Marco one of the most visited attractions in the Venice. Interior of church consists of numerous mosaics, golden carvings and precious stones, which make a great point of interest for many fans of architecture.
4: Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
Doge’s Palace is another interesting place to see in Venice. Palace was built in original Gothic style and is an important Italian cultural inheritance. It survived through years of struggles, wars and occupancy and now serves as a historical museum. The impressive decoration, old hidden treasures and magnificent paintings – it all marks Doge’s Palace as favorite to thousands of Italians. Despite numerous restorations, Doge’s Palace saved its charm and authenticity.
5: Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)
A truly dramatic place to see in Venice is a Bridge of Sighs. There is an old legend, which says, that this bridge was a place, where prisoned people gave the last glance on the sunset before being send to their cells. Today, Bridge of Sighs has a new calling: uniting the hearts of loving people. Tradition claims, that two people in love, who kiss under the bridge at the sunset are guaranteed strong and endless feeling. Maybe you should check this out on your own experience?
6: Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
In the heart of Venice, across Grande Canal, you can see amazing work of art – Rialto Bridge. It is often crowded with tourists, who are taking pictures on the one of the most remarkable places in Italy. Rialto Bridge has an interesting construction. It is formed from two ramps, each of them has a lot of shops, where tourist buy local souvenirs.
7: Gondola Ride
What can be the most romantic thing to do in Venice? Of course, gondola ride! Let yourself get a little bit of relaxation and happiness. While enjoying the fresh breeze and just forgetting about the world, you also have an exciting excursion around Venice. Note to yourself: gondola can be an expensive mean of transportation, but if you book gondola ride in advance, fare can become cheaper. In average, gondola ride takes 40 minutes.
8: St. Mark’s Campanile (Bell Tower)
St. Mark’s Campanile serves as a symbol of the city. Tall, monumental, inspiring tower has 5 bells on the top; each of them has a special meaning. Moreover, on the top of the tower you can see statue of the Archangel Gabriel, which is made of gold. Tower was repaired several times, however, during its restorations, none of the authentic details was lost or modernized. From the top of the building visitors can see a breathtaking picture of Venice.
9: Ca’ d’Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia)
The other place, which we strongly recommend to visit in Venice, is fabulous old palace called Ca’ d’Oro. People also know it for being “golden house ‘’ due to rich elements of decoration. Today the building serves as the museum, where you can find the most popular exhibitions of artworks in the world. Pompous and marvelous interior inside can charm almost every visitor by the original details and real masterpieces.
10: Basilica of St. Mary of Health (Santa Maria della Salute)
One of the most fascinating places to see in Venice is Santa Maria della Salute, Roman Catholic church. It is famous for its impressive architecture and long history. As the matter of the fact, the church was built in the harsh period of plague and dedicated to “Lady of Health”. People take their inspiration, wellness and enthusiasm from it. That is why the church became the emblem of the city.