Secondary Waterway, Venice
It is almost impossible to not be fascinated by the uniqueness of Venice. This place surprises with its magic, romance, uniqueness and charm. No matter how much has been written about this town, nothing seems to be enough to outline its essence. To make the most of your Venice Italy vacation, you need to be open to exploration.
Because you will be able to understand the charm of this town only by waking up early in the morning and walking the streets, admiring the breathtaking views from the bridges bathed in sunbeams that barely arise from behind the old buildings.
To understand the romance of Venice, you must see gondolas floating peacefully on the enchanting green waters of the Grand Canal. To enjoy the magic of the city, you must explore it from one end to the other, little by little.
Visiting Venice is like traveling back in time, because the town looks almost the same as 600 years ago. It is surely one of the few places with a legacy —invaluable in terms of art and history. The best time to visit is in spring or fall (autumn), when the temperature is perfect for sightseeing and the streets are not so crowded.
Top Tourist Attractions In Venice
Wandering the streets along the canals and stroll by boat or gondola
This is the best way to discover the poetry of the town, as well as its surprising structure, built entirely on water, supported by a lot of posts. If you are looking to explore and want to avoid tourists, walk along the narrow streets or stroll by boat or gondola.
San Marco Square
This is a wonderful place where you can admire the architecture of the buildings, as well as the San Marco Basilica, dating from the ninth century. Its interior is a marvel of Byzantine architecture. There are lots of friendly pigeons in the square, expecting to receive something from the tourists; they are a part of the local charm. You should also consider taking a walk through the square at dusk or at night, when different orchestras perform for various outdoor restaurants, creating a very romantic atmosphere.
Doge’s Palace or the Palazzo Ducale should not be missed during your visit in Venice, as it will help you better understand the culture and history of the city. It is located right next to the Basilica San Marco, being a great example of Venetian Gothic architecture. Book a tour and enjoy a ride on the Bridge of Sighs, visit the torture chambers and, last but not least, the secret passages.
The Academy Gallery
If the outside temperature is too high, you can escape into art, in the Academy Gallery. You will need several hours to admire all the masterpieces of Venetian painting from the 15th to the 18th century.
If you are in Venice during the Carnival, you have the chance to enjoy a unique festive atmosphere. A lot of tourists come to Venice especially to attend this event. If you want to join, get a mask and let yourself be seduced by the magical atmosphere of the 18th century.
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