Saturday, 19 October 2019

' TOP THINGS TO DO IN VENICE, ITALY'S FLOATING CITY '

1. Just have a wander and get lost in Venice

Venice is known for its charm and untainted architectural heritage and it is one of Italy's most popular destinations for a reason. So walk around and explore the pedestrian alleys, bridges, canals etc and just take it all in. There is something worth stopping for on every corner so don't just rush to see the main tourist hot spots. 







2. Go for a ride on a gondola
Apart from the architecture and colourful buildings, when I think of Venice I think of gondolas! If you're willing to overlook the price, then a gondola ride is something you have to experience. It's romantic and perfect for exploring those hidden gems that are tucked away and just allows you to see Venice from a completely different perspective. I can't remember how much it was for a ride but I do remember it being quite steep. I would recommend taking a gondola ride during the day so you get more out of the experience. I did it in the evening and it was still lovely but just not what I would have preferred and because I'm not a fan of water I was anxious for most of the ride and the darkness just heightened my anxiety. 




3. Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
The Rialto Bridge oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal, and is one of the main attractions of Venice. The bridge offers a great view of the Grand Canal, the gondolas and boats sailing past and all the shops and restaurants along the canal. It does get very crowded so best to go very early. 


View from Rialto Bridge

4. St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco, Venice's grand main square with almost everything in the city revolving around it. It's a great place to wander out, check out the scenery, people watch and listen to live music. 


5. St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

St. Mark's Basilica which sits right in St Mark's Square, is another must see attraction in Venice. The stunning cathedral is known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaics. 


6. Burano and Murano Islands 
The Venetian Lagoon island famous for its colourful fishermen’s cottages colourful fishing boats to match is a must see! It is a photo lover's dream and was my absolute favourite part of the trip! Burano is a vaporetto (water bus) ride from Venice and takes about 40 minutes.

The vaporetto also stops on Murano Island which is known worldwide for its glass industry and is filled with glass shops and factories and there's guided tours you can go on to learn how they mould the glass and make all sorts of things. It is quite fascinating to watch but I must admit it became a bit boring after 15 minutes but if it's your type of thing then it's worth checking out. 

Burano 








Murano island



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  1. This is so pretty! I hope to visit one day :)

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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    1. Isn't just? You have to add it to your list. Thanks for stopping by :)

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