Losing yourself in Venice’s charm is the main reason to visit. Venice is one of the most unique cities in Italy and holds many sorts of sights and attractions for the tourist. One of the best things to do in Venice is just walk around, strolling along the canals and admiring beautiful squares and buildings. Here are some of the top things to do and see that you shouldn’t miss on a visit to Venice.
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark’s Square, is the largest and most important square in Venice. Being the widest swath of flat, open land in a waterborne city, Piazza San Marco has long been an important meeting place for the citizens of Venice and the design showcase for Venice’s aristocracy. It is most impressive from its sea approach, a legacy from the centuries that Venice was a powerful maritime republic. The best times to catch St. Mark’s Square at her most vulnerable are early morning and late evening, before the day-trippers arrive or after they’ve left. Venice is not a nightlife town, so it doesn’t take long after the restaurants close for the square to be emptied of much of the crowd.
Basilica di San Marco
The Basilica di San Marco is the only spot that enhance you with its mesmerizing view that remains as the most visited tourist spot for many good reasons. The cathedral’s exterior is a riot of Byzantine architecture, with five domes and more decoration than a nouveau riche wedding cake; the interior is spectacular, with gold mosaics that come to life from 11151:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., when the church is illuminated.
You don’t have to spend a little to explore all these beauty as a entrance to the Basilica is free. You’ll need to buy tickets if you want to visit the San Marco Museum, the Treasury, and the Golden Altarpiece.
Teatro La Fenice
The Teatro La Fenice is one of Italy’s oldest opera houses, and many travelers say a performance there is not to be missed. Not only will you enjoy a plush seat in a lavish environment, but you’ll also partake in the auditory pleasure of an Italian opera, ballet, music, or theater performance. Of course, you can also just take a tour: They come in the usual audio and walking forms, but the opera house also offers a cocktail tour that definitely worth visiting.
Other Places to Visit
You can also experience by getting around in a gondola, tour the Venetian masters of art, and also you can take a bird eye view of Venice, and don’t miss to take a tour in the Grand Canal and much more. The fantastic Venice always keeps you busy throughout your trip. The Rialto Food Markets are working markets where Venetian homemakers and restaurant owners do their shopping six days a week. There are two markets, both slightly to the north of the Rialto Bridge in San Polo. The Erberia sells fruit and vegetables, with wholesalers arriving early and retailers setting up their stalls by mid-morning. By noon, most of the action is over, so arrive early for shopping and discreet picture-taking.
Explore all these places and have a blast in your trip. Enjoy!