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Best Things to Do in Venice

Best Things to Do in Venice

Venice is a city located at the northeast of Italy (language: italian, currency: euro).

Venice Location

Venice Location

Venice is known as the Floating City or the City of Channels and consists of 118 islands connected to each other by 455 bridges. The islands together with their buildings create among themselves the channels that distinguish this city from any other in the world since the only way to move is on foot or in boats or "gondolas".

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

The city was built in the fifth century and is an incredible work of engineering its construction that is based on multi-storey buildings on wooden pillars.

Venice wooden piles

Venice wooden piles

Venice engineer

Venice engineer

Being a city located inside the Lake of Venice, the main form of access is in boats, in the past this made Venice own a fleet that dominated the Mediterranean sea, at present time there are 3 main forms as means of Transport within the city: the vaporettos, taxi boats and gondolas.

Venice

Venice

The Vaporetto are the buses inside Venice, is the cheapest public transport but not for that economic. Any trip costs 7.5 Euros or 20 Euros a day pass. For the locals there are transport cards but their cost is about 250 Euros per month. You can find Vaporetto stations at the main access points and attractions of the islands.

Vaporetto

Vaporetto

The second option of public transport are the taxi boats, these vary their cost depending on the route but they can cost more than 50 Euros one way.

Taxi Boat, Venecia

Taxi Boat, Venecia

Finally we have gondolas that are more a tourist attraction than an effective means of transport, these cost between 80 and 120 euros already defined routes and if you like to have music that will increase its cost. The gondolas can access the narrowest canals of the city and are a traditional and romantic way to tour the city so I recommend to try them.

Gondola in Venice

Gondola in Venice

Once you know how to move in Venice it is time to visit the main tourist attractions and the best place to start is the Piazza San Marco.

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco


Piazza San Marco has several of the main points of interest such as the Basilica and the Bell Tower of San Marco.

Basilica and Bell Tower of San Marco

Basilica and Bell Tower of San Marco

And also Durcal Palace, Correr Museum and dell'Orologio Tower.

Durcal Palace

Durcal Palace

Correr Museum

Correr Museum

dell'Orologio Tower

dell'Orologio Tower

Piazza San Marco is definitely the place to spend more time in Venice, the rest will be walking along its narrow streets and various bridges, as well as visiting the magnificent cathedrals and churches that are all a work of art.

My recommendations to visit in addition to Piazza San Marco are the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Academy Gallery, La Fenice Theater and the Grand Canal.

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute

Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute

San Giorgio Maggiore Church

San Giorgio Maggiore Church

Fenice theatre

Fenice theatre

Grand Canal

Grand Canal

And for something is that Venice is a pedestrian city, walk a lot since in every corner there is a beautiful photo shoot.

Venice

Venice

Venice B&W

Venice B&W

As food, you can find the classic Italian dishes like pasta, lasagna, salads, pizza, cannelloni, etc. My recommendation will be to enjoy a sunset on one of the great channels with an Italian dish of your choice and Italian wine.

Venice Dinner

Venice Dinner

As a recommendation be very careful not to visit Venice during the "Acqua Alta" which is the rainy season and where much of the city is flooded.

Acqua Alta, Venice

Acqua Alta, Venice

In conclusion Venice is by itself is a work of art and I recommend you to visit it in couple for the romanticism it generates.

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