5 Best things to see in Venice

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Today I’ve got a list of 5 of the best sites to see while visiting Venice. These are must sees for sure and should not be missed. If you want to learn a bit more about me, head on over to this page. I hope you enjoy the article and don’t forget to share it!

Saint Mark’s Basilica

Since 1092 St. Mark’s Basilica has been one of the most important religious buildings in Italy. Definitely the most famous building in Venice, St. Mark’s is truly an amazing piece of architecture. The artwork, sculptures, and ornately painted domes reflect wonderful examples of Byzantine artwork. Just outside of the basilica is the Piazza San Marco- Saint Mark’s Square. Here you will find wonderful cafes, all sorts of people selling things, and masses of pigeons- but don’t feed them! It is against the law.

The Grand Canal

Think of the grand canal as the highway or main artery of Venice. With hundreds of smaller canals linking into the grand canal, it acts more like a river than a canal. The grand canal passes through the center of the city and is the access point to get around the city. For hundreds of years this main waterway has been an integral and important part of the city. There are only 4 bridges that span the grand canal, yet nearly 175 buildings lining the banks of the canal. It is a wonderful to wander along the banks, soaking in the atmosphere, looking at the masses of boats and architecture of the beautiful buildings.

Ponte di Rialto

The most famous and picturesque bridge that spans the grand canal, the Ponte di Rialto connects the San Marco district to the San Polo district. The bridge is a very popular tourist destination to take picture, sit and watch the boats passing below, or simply cross from one side of the canal to the other.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

In this beautiful museum you can find works of art by famous artists like Bellinim Canaletto, and Titian, and Tintoretto. A former convent complex, this building draws lovers of renaissance art from far and wide to come admire the galleries within. The most famous work of art held within is the iconic piece “The Vitruvian Man” by Di Vinci.

Doges Palace

Accompanying St. Mark’s Basilica in St. Mark’s Square, Doges Palace famously faces the grand canal. Built of white stone, this beautiful palace is hard to miss and is a must see for anyone visiting venice. I suggest taking a tour to get the full experience and the history behind this marvelous building.

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