10 Best Attractions in Venice
1. Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is the center of attractions in Venice, it flows through the middle of the city and hence serves as the main highway of the City. All the major activities are in fact happens around the Grand Canal. There are about 4 pedestrian bridges over it in the city.
2. Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco is certainly the central square of Venice. It is in front of the Basilica of St Mark and often crowded during summers. As a big public piazza, so it is surrounded by many restaurants. Sometimes the whole piazza goes under water during high tide. It is a one of the prominent attractions in Venice.
3. Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco, otherwise known as St Mark’s Cathedral is the most famous of the churches in Venice. It has a unique combination of Byzantine architecture as well as Italian Gothic touch in it.
4. Rialto Bridge
One of the Oldest and iconic Bridges on the Grand Canal, its a landmark of Venice and less crowded. Very famous because of its architecture. there is also a farmers market next to it.
5. Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs
Doge’s Palace is next to the St Marks Cathedral. It was the house of Doge of Venice. It’s built-in Venetian Gothic style. Behind the building Bridge of Sighs passes over canal Rio del Palazzo, it’s basically built with white limestone and is very popular among tourists.
6. St Mark’s Campanile
Rising over Piazza San Marco, Campanile di San Marco also known as cathedral tower gives an aerial view of the city. It is one of the best spots to explore the city.
7. Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
The church is on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. It’s pretty highlighted because of a picturesque space and gives a view of Venice from its tower too. Take a small ride to cross the end of the Grand Canal to reach here.
8. Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute
It’s a beautiful church, that is made in Baroque style with a large dome and octagonal design. This iconic architecture is on the edge of the other side of the island.
9. Murano and Burano
Murano (closer to Venice) is a famous attractions in Venice. it’s an Island for its glass making industry. There is a Glass Museum showing the history of glass in Venice. Burano Island is another famous place, and popular for its Lace work. There are shops selling beautiful artwork.
10. Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale is an art exhibition in Giardini della Biennale, east part of the city. it has pavilion from many countries. its 1.5 km straight walk along the sea or 10 mins by water bus.
Picture credits: San Marco Campanile, Doge’s Palace, Murano