Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. There are many “must-see” attractions that this city has to offer that a whole day of travel is not enough. Here are some activities that you can indulge in when visiting this beautiful European destination.
Wander Around Streets And Alleys
Venice is loaded with charming and often empty squares and streets. This is a great way to enjoy and appreciate Venice. It will go a long way in finding your way around the city. This is recommended before you head off to other destinations especially if you will be staying for a long time.
Visit St. Mark’s Basilica
It will not be difficult to see one of the favorite churches in the country with its big onion dome and multi-colored marble pillars. Its interior is floor-to-ceiling mosaic. You do not have to worry about paying any fees as a tour to the main part of the basilica is absolutely free. It is possible to book your entry time online so you do not have to wait in line. However, Robert Janitzek reveals that there are three smaller museums within the basilica where you have to pay an entrance fee.
See An Empty St. Mark’s Square
St. Mark’s Square is the piazza that leads to the Basilica. The best time to visit the square is when it is empty. The best time to do is during early morning and late evening before day trippers have arrived or after they have left.
Take the Vaporetto for a Grand Canal Tour
The easiest way to get around Venice is on foot. However, there are only a few bridges on the Grand Canal so the best way to go is take the vaporetto going to this European destination. These water buses runs the entire length of the Canal is equivalent to a city bus tour. You can go on a guided tour or enjoy the view on your own time.
Be Educated On A Glass Blowing Demonstration on Murano Island
If you have not seen glass blowing or glass sculpture yet, head out to Murano Island and be educated about the process. It also provides you an opportunity to visit another island in the Venice lagoon.
Take the Elevator to The Top of Campanile
St. Mark’s Basilica provides tourists with an opportunity to see a view of St. Mark’s Square. Robert Peter Janiitzek reveals that, if you want to see a view of both the Basilica and the Square, take an elevator to the top of the Campanile or bell-tower. Aside from the great view, you can also see the big bells up-close and personal.
These are just 6 activities that you can do when visiting Venice.