The best 10 things to see and do in Venice

// February 21, 2018

Here is list of things you should see and do during your stay in Venice.

1 – Travel by boat on the Grand Canal: it is the main canal of Venice, along about 3800 meters; you can admire the long sequence of beautiful historic buildings overlooking the canal, navigating from Saint Lucia railway station to San Marco square.

2 – Walking in San Marco square: it is considered the living room of Venice, the only square in the city. But it is also the heart and the symbol of the city. It has the shape of a trapezoid with porches on both sides, the historic cafes and open-air orchestras. From the centre of San Marco square you can admire the most important buildings for the Venetian political and religious life, where the Basilica of San Marco is its centerpiece.

3 – Visit the Basilica of St. Mark: St. Mark’s Basilica is the symbol of the grandeur and the majesty of the Republic of Venice during the thousand years of its life. On the terrace of the Basilica, before the great central window, you can admire the great statues of the Four Horses made in copper.

4 – Ascent to St. Mark’s bell tower: it is the best point of view to enjoy the full panorama of the entire city of Venice from above. The Bell Tower is in fact the tallest building in Venice with its almost 100 meters of elevation.

5 – Gondola tour: the gondola is the typical boat of the lagoon city and symbol of Venice. Here the dense network of waterways that wind in the town develops paths entirely distinct from the land routes, and many canals have not even walkable streets. Going through Venice by gondola allows a different look on the most hidden corners of the city otherwise unreachable.

6 – Cross the Ponte di Rialto: Rialto was the commercial centre of the city and its bridge connects the two banks of the Grand Canal, the most important artery of Venice, at least since 1180, although in that case it was only a pontoon bridge, but from 1592 its current structure has not changed. It is always surrounded from the crowded docks and picturesque markets which, then as now, flanking the Canal.

7 – Visit the island of Murano: is one of the two most important islands of the lagoon of Venice (the other one is Burano). Murano, internationally known as the island of glass, also offers to visitors a demonstration of the millennial glass blowing.

8 – Visit the isle of Burano: the isle of Burano is the homeland of lace. With its colorful houses with bright colors, it is a real treat for the eyes and for lovers of photography.

9 – Aperitif Bellini at Harry’s Bar: the bar was founded by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1931. In the famous Harry’s Bar, close to San Marco square, you can not give up drinking a cocktail created for the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Bellini in 1948, an original recipe by Arrigo Cipriani.

10 – Participate in the Carnival of Venice: it is one of the best known and most spectacular Carnival in the world. Among the narrow streets of the beautiful city, for about ten days, it is a continuous representation of theatrical joy and playfulness, all in masks to celebrate the charm of a world of dancing, jokes, and exclusive romantic encounters.