Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities to visit. As one steps out of the Venice Santa Lucia Train station or arrives at Venice by bus/flight, they are transported into a different world, the one familiar through the period films and the paintings. While one is still lost in this old world, board the vaporetto and ride along the lengths of the Grand Canal to view the excellent buildings and palaces built in the Venetian Gothic architecture on either sides of the canal. Also do not miss to cruise along the smaller canals of Venice.
One will never run out of attractions or museums to visit in Venice even though the itinerary is for a day or a week. These are some of the major attractions not to be missed in Venice.
St Mark’s Square
Visit the most beautiful and happening place in Venice.
St Mark’s Basilica
Do not miss to view the beautiful mosaics in the basilica.
Best place to shop for fresh produce if you are planning to cook during your stay.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to view her personal collection of 20th century art works by the likes of Picasso, Marini, and others.
View the Grand Canal from the recent wooden bridge built across it.
Gallerie dell’ Accademia houses many beautiful Venetian and Renaissance paintings.
San Giorgio Maggiore
Take a vaporetto from San Marco and head to San Giorgio Maggiore. The bustling St Mark’s Square can be admired from afar and visit the beautiful church. Take a lift to the top of the campanile to view the beautiful islands of Venice. This is a very good alternative to avoid the long queues of St Mark’s Campanile.
Santa Maria della Salute
View the first Ghetto of Europe where Jews were forced to live within locked gates. Also visit the Jewish Museum and try some kosher dishes in the nearby kosher restaurants.
Take a walk along the quiet neighbourhood close to the Jewish Ghetto away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist filled Rialto Bridge and San Mark’s Square. The restaurants here are very affordable and the portions are large.
Take a tour of Grand Canal
Take a Gondola Ride through the small canals of Venice
Get lost in the streets of Venice
If visiting during Carnival, hire yourself a wonderful costume and attend a ball.
Do not miss to eat the specialties of Venice – Gelato, Tiramisu, Hot Chocolate and of course Seafood…
What to buy?
Masks, Murano glass