Built on many islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 canals, Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. City is well known for many canals with immense beauty and rich cultural history.

There are many beautiful places to visit in Venice:

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Grand Canal

Crowded with boats, water taxi and vaporetto, the Grand Canal is one of the most visited attractions in Venice. It was once the main route of Venice, and now the major water-traffic corridor in the city.

You can take vaporetto, or water bus, private water taxi and Venetian gondolas for exploring this canal but be careful while taking water taxi and Gondolas to avoid scam.

If you don’t like crowded water boats then take a private taxi and enjoy clicking photos while going through the most scenic routes in the small canals.

If you are traveling in a group then go for boats which serve onboard champagne. Prices for these boats are higher than public transport but lower than gondolas ride.

 

St. Mark’s Basilica

It is the most famous and renowned Basilica in Venice and is the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine (Before Renaissance) architecture.

Rebuilt in 1092, St. Mark’s Basilica is located in the Piazza San Marco and next to Doges Palace, this basilica is accessible from the grand canal.

From the ornate detail, amazing sculptures and artwork of the front facade, to the beautifully designed frescoes, This Basilica is fabulous from every aspect. Byzantine works of art inside of the domed ceiling is simply beautiful.

 

St. Mark’s Square

St. Mark’s Square is a spectacular place located on the Grand Canal and opposite the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Buildings or architecture built on the this Piazza including St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Campanile and Torre dell’Orologio,

Making this place most famous and popular Piazza in Venice which attracts millions of travelers every year.

It is an ideal place to start off your Venice tour. Do book the tickets in advance and free your self from standing long in queues.

 

Doges Palace

Palace was built between 10th and 11th century in Venetian Gothic style. Earlier it was used a residence for Doge of Venice.

Sitting next to St. Marks Basilica, It was opened publicly as a museum in 1923.

It is one of the renowned buildings on St. Mark’s Square which looks onto the Grand Canal.

Made of white stone with diamond patterns on the walls, this highly decorated palace is simply breathtaking. Its front facade features a pleasing and attractive arched design. Inside, the palace is just as impressive and there is a series of beautifully decorated rooms possessing original details, furniture and artwork.

If you are visiting Doges Palace in summers then we advise you to purchase ticket in advance. Guided Tours for Doges Palace are also available.

 

Ponte di Rialto

It is the iconic landmark in Venice and one of the four oldest bridges that span to the amazing Grand Canal.

Famous bridge is a popular tourist attraction and an important pedestrian access route connecting the San Marco and San Polo districts of Venice.

It was originally a wooden bridge which was stood for hundreds of years until it collapsed in 1524. After this incident, the bridge was rebuilt with an ornate stone that still stands today.

While walking through this bridge you will find the series of shops that sell a range of wares from souvenirs to jewelry.

 

Gallerie dell’Accademia

This museum gallery located just opposite the Ponte dell’Accademia on the Grande Canal. Museum hols the immense collection of pre-19th-century artworks by artists such as Canaletto, Titian and Bellini.

In 1700, Gallerie dell Accademia was converted into the museum from convent. This museum is a perfect place for those who love Renaissance art and iconic masterpieces.

Possibly its best known piece is the Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci which delivers the ideal proportions of man. Other famous notable art works are the Virgin and the Child by Titian, Resurrection by Tintoretto, and the Battle of Lepanto by Veronese.