Among Europe’s privy pockets, Venice checks multiple boxes. This collection of a hundred and seventeen islands is perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner, or for a trip with your buddies.
Indulge in fine Venetian cuisine, take a late evening stroll along the cob-stoned streets or have lunch while riding in a water taxi, Venice is offbeat yet quintessentially European, and will steal multiple breaths away.
Piazza San Marco
Known as St Mark’s square in English, the Plaza has held the centre of Venice for centuries. It is the most important tourist attraction, and it is proximate to Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Basilica and St Mark’s Campanile.
It is the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal, and is seen in photographs that signify Venice. It remained as the only pedestrian bridge across the Canal for about three hundred years. A visit to this place is one of the best things to do in Venice.
A doge was an elected rule of Venice and the palace served as the seat of administration in Venice. It has notable pieces of art by Bosch, and Gothic style architecture coupled with nineteenth century copies that were made during its restoration.
Housing numerous art pieces from before nineteenth century, it is most frequented for the works of Bellini, Carpaccio and Tinoretto. It was one of the earliest institutions of art restoration, and holds a prestigious position in the international art circuit.
A pocket of seven islands only a kilometer and a half north of Venice, it is renowned for its glass production. Apart from pretty streets and boat rides, there is also a museum exhibiting the very best of Venetian glass.
Santa Maria Della Salute
The Basilica is located on Fondamenta Salute and is designed in the Baroque style. Its unique octagonal shape and the works of Titian it holds within draw visitors to it in large numbers.
Lido Di Venezia
Spend some time soaking sun on this beautiful strip of sand along a lagoon that also hosts the annual Venice Film Festival. It attracts a lot of visitors in the summer for its beach resort ambience, and is frequented for its laid back, vacation vibe.
An image ardently associated with Venice, this 4 km-long stretch can be best explored on a gondola. Cool off your heels in the afternoon by dining at one of the several restaurants along canal with splendid views overlooking the canal.