Whether you’re known among your friends as a first-class traveller, or you’re just looking for a perfect place for your annual vacation, Venice is sure to be a perfect choice. Otherwise known as “The Floating City”, this city has always been a top choice among many other popular tourist destinations. Here are some of the things you can do while in Venice and some places you should visit on your trip.
Sightseeing from a Gondola
Since Venice is famous for its many canals, it would be such a shame not to go on a ride on one of these beauties. It gives you a different perspective and view of this beautiful city and its famous architecture. Most of the hotels have their piers, so it should not be too hard to find a Gondola for your trip around Venice. The fact that Venice has over 150 canals, so your ride through Venice on the water is not to be a short one.
My good mate Aaron was on holidays in Venice last year. We explained to me how sophisticate these channels are. He is not a marine engineer but he knows one or to things about boats. He works as a Plasterer in Lake Macquarie so every time he has free time, he is always on the boat.
If you wish to see Venice from a different, special point of view, the visit during the carnival is the best choice you can make when it comes to visiting this city. Here you can watch locals put their masks on, present their Venetian products, and dance for a few days straight.
There is nothing wrong with joining the carnival yourself, just put on one of the masks and enjoy yourself that is what the carnival is for. Even if you decide to visit Venice carnival next year as well, don’t worry, the theme of the carnival changes every year so that those who are visiting Venice once again have even more fun than the last time.
Venice has a great number of museums, and every one of them is special in its way. However, 5 museums stand out before all the other that are worth visiting. Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Carlo Goldoni’s House, Glass Museum, and Archaeological Museum are a must when you wish to learn more about the history of the place you are visiting. Note that you should check the prices of tickets and the working hours before you go, as many of them do not work in the afternoon.
Local glass stores
Venetian glass is world-famous, and there are many shapes and forms in which you can purchase it. Many of the local stores offer real, certified Venetian glass products. You can buy these in the form of vases or even the most beautiful jewelry you can find. Therefore, it would be such a shame to miss this opportunity to buy something nice for yourself or your loved one. If you entered a small local store, and you’re not sure if the glass product is genuine or not, every genuine piece should have a small tag with a certificate about its authenticity.
Taking a walk on St. Mark’s Square
Last but not least, coming to Venice and not going to see St. Mark’s Square is almost unimaginable. This beautiful square is one of the most famous squares in the entire world. No matter where you look while standing in this square you will see beautiful historic buildings that represent the most beautiful sight when it comes to Venetian architecture.
If you have the option come to this square with a guide who will provide you with all the information about the history of the square and all of the surrounding architecture. From this square, you can find other monuments and tourist attractions fairly easily.
These are our top recommendations when it comes to visiting this beautiful and extraordinary city. Truly, there is so much more to visit when coming to Venice, and so many more words needed to describe this beautiful place, so feel free to plan your trip and stay as long as it takes for you to get to know all of the wonders of this “Floating city”.