Magical and romantic, with narrow channels and gondolas. One of the most visited and photographed city in Italy.
St Mark’s Square
This is the busiest and most central point of Venice. It is carpeted in marble, and surrounded by Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica and towering red-brick St Mark’s Campanile (98m).
The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells. In reality, the days of inquisitions and summary executions were over by the time the bridge was built. In addition, little could be seen from inside the bridge due to the stone grills covering the windows.
A couple hundred years ago there were about 10,000 gondolas but today there are only about 500.
It takes around 40 minutes and you can also share the gondola with 6 people to reduce the costs.
The magnificent, ornate Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.
If you’re an early bird, head to Rialto Market (daily, 7am-2pm).
As automobiles are banned throughout much of the city, 3 km long Grand canal is the Venetian transportation.
A day trip to the island Murano, its fame due to its centuries-old practice of glass-making. There’s a glass museum if you want to know more about the tradition.
The Grand Canal, “Canale Grande”, splits the island into two. Walking around the island will help you discover the beautiful colors, little shops and restaurants.
Same day, you can also visit Burano island, famous with its pastel-coloured houses.Burano is a photo-lover’s paradise.Families used to paint their homes in bright colors to designate where their family’s quarters ended and a neighbor’s began, as well as to make their homes more visible from the sea.
Best time to visit Venice is either spring or autumn. Enjoy the relaxed romantic city and great food here.