In the Heartland of Europe lies Venice, the romantic capital of the world. A city that shimmers its history around every corner and street. Being a small and compact city makes Venice a walker’s paradise and a perfect destination for a short trip. Walking through the centuries-old Gothic architecture, baroque buildings, and vibrant culture, and along the free-flowing canal will make the Venetian travel experience an unforgettable event in your life. Here are some great attractions to explore in Venice that you can explore with Travomania.
Basilica di San Marco (St. Marks Basilica)
The best-known church in Venice and certainly one of the most easily recognized in the world, St. Marks Basilica is one of the most beautiful attractions in Venice. Completed in the 11th century, St. Mark’s Basilica is an ever-glowing icon of European architecture and its golden age. Its gorgeous Byzantine interior is covered in gold mosaics, and the altarpiece is made up of more than 2,000 gemstones. The four bronze horses outside the Basilica are reproductions; the originals, brought after the fall of Constantinople in 1204 now reside inside the basilica’s museum.
St. Marks Basilica is one of the finest architectural wonders in Europe. The multitudes of richly decorated altars and mosaic domes are some of the greatest masterpieces of European artistry.
Piazza San Marco (St. Marks square)
St. Mark’s Square, also called Piazza San Marco, is the most crowded public square in Venice, one of the best places to visit in Italy, the place where everybody gathers, drinks coffee, stops to chat, to meets friends and tour guides, or just passes through on the way to work or play. The vast expanse of Venice’s largest square is brought together and made to seem almost intimate by the elegant uniformity of its architecture. It is the only “piazza” in Venice and is surrounded by the stately arcades of public buildings on three sides.
Surrounded by open-air cafes, and incredible architecture, the place offers a memorable Venetian experience. Enjoy the curated experience along with your travel partners by exploring the colorful culture and social life in Venice.
The Grand Canal
The city of Venice is fully surrounded by hundreds of grand canals that connect the various islands in the city – the grandest among them is the Canale Grande. With a stretch of around 4 km, this is more like a river passing from one side of Venice to the other. The Grand Canal is the lifeline of the city and has served as an important waterway for hundreds of years connecting Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, and the arrival points of the rail station and bridge from the mainland. The best way to experience this adventure is a ride through the Grand Canal. And of course, the countless love birds, through the centuries, who have enjoyed their precious moments by walking along the sides of the Grand Canal will suggest you to take a walk through the same paved pathway on a romantic night.
You can’t miss taking the grand tour of Venice by sailing down the Grand Canal, which runs from Piazzale Roma to Piazza San Marco. Explore the scenic Venice with its serene beauty.
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs, also known as Ponte di Spirit, was built in 1600 to connect the Doge’s Palace interrogation rooms. Sailing through the canal under the bridge or walking along the lagoon will be an enchanting experience. Bridge of Sighs is built with white limestone and is one of the must-see destinations in Venice. The enchanting bridge is government property.
Every year thousands of tourists visit this amazing architectural beauty. If you want to explore this alluring monument, take part in our guided tour with experienced guides for a splendid experience.
Ponte di Rialto
Rialto Bridge, also known as Ponte di Rialto, is one of the oldest in the Grand Canal. The mesmerizing stone-arch bridge that connects the districts of San Marco and San Polo was designed by Antonio da Ponte in 1591. For nearly three hundred years, it was the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot. Rounding off your Venetian exploration without visiting this iconic bridge will be a great miss for visitors. After climbing up the stairs to the top, you will be welcomed with a picturesque view.
Rialto market next to the bridge is an important hotspot to explore the local culture.
These are some of the must-see attractions in the romantic capital of Europe. The city that holds a legacy that is rivalled by none. Let’s get on an enchanting journey with Travomania through the fascinating architectural beauties of Venice. GowithGuide offers a wide variety of expeditions and travel packages, including personalised guided tours. Our experienced guides will take you through the magnifying charm of Venetian culture and history.