For those who like to travel to romantic places, Venice is the most recognized site to visit. To understand the romance of Venice, you must see gondolas peacefully floating on the enchanting green waters of the Grand Canal. To enjoy the magic of the city, you must explore it from one end to the other. The best time to visit is in spring or fall, when the temperature is perfect and the streets are not so crowded.
The list of places to see in Venice is so long, that it would take days to visit all of them.
Here is a short list of top tourist attractions in Venice.
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is the main water route that crosses Venice. The best way to discover the poetry of the town, as well as it’s surprising structure, entirely built on pillars which were driven into the mud. If you are looking to explore and want to avoid tourists, just stroll by boat or gondola.
San Marco Square
Piazza San Marco is the largest square in Venice and really is the heart of the city, hosting a variety of attractions, like St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Campanile and the Bridge of Sighs. From here you can easily visit most of the other main places.
Bridge of sighs
This bridge was built out of white limestone in 1600 and connects the prison with the interrogation rooms in Doge’s Palace. Legend says that the Bridge of Sighs was so called because the prisoners sighed at the beauty of the view of Venice as the last thing they saw before being taken to their cells.
Spanning the Grand Canal, the Ponte de Rialto is Venice’s most famous bridge. Until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge was the only bridge crossing the canal.
The present stone arch bridge was designed by Antonio da Ponte and completed in the year 1591.
At the time The engineering was thought so bold that the famous architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted a disaster. Luckily, he wasn’t right and the Ponte di Rialto has become one of the main Venice, Italy attractions, the king of all Venetian bridges.
Santa Maria della Salute
Santa Maria della Salute, which means Saint Mary of Health is the highest expression of Venetian Baroque. Santa Maria is one of Venice’s largest churches and has the status of minor Basilica.
Famous restaurants in Venice
Venice is full of good restaurants with traditional cuisine, like Cantinone Gia’ Schiavi, Paradiso Perduto, La Mela Verde, Alla Madonna, Corte Sconta and many others.
Seeing the real thing is actually something else. You must visit this magic place on Earth to experience Venice’s true beauty.