Things to do in venice
Famous for its Gothic palaces, enchanting canals and museums, there are many places to visit in Venice. Piazza San Marco is the central square in the city, lined with cafes, restaurants and stores that you cannot miss if you are in Venice. It is a pedestrian only zone and has been the city’s focal point from centuries. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, the floor-to-ceiling mosaics of which grab your attention and leave you astounded. Another spectacular dome shaped baroque church in Venice is Santa Maria della Salute, which has a unique octagonal design and sacristy housing 12 works by Titan. You must not miss visiting Doge’s Palace. It is popular for Bridge of Sighs that passes over the Rio di Palazzo and is made of white limestone. Art connoisseurs must visit the Gallerie dell'Accademia. This pre-19th-century art gallery museum encapsulates brilliant works of great artists.
There are plenty of things to do in Venice for the first time tourist. You must cruise the Grand Canal on a water bus. It is one of the fun activities in Venice that let you pass by classical buildings in style. If you seek romance in the quiet streets and alleys of the city, just get to the historical and enchanting Venetian gondolas. Nothing offers as romantic an experience in Venice as riding the long, black, sleek and slightly crooked canoe with a single oar, and you can add to the experience with the gondolier singing to you and your beloved as you gently glide down the canals.
Visit Torcello Island - a nature reserve, for an enthralling hike. Those with an artistic bent of mind must not miss the glass blowing demonstration on Murano Island. It is entertaining, educational and touristy. To get the most breathtaking view of the Venetian lagoon, take the elevator to the top of the Campanile bell tower. It is one of the popular activities in Venice, as besides enjoying a panoramic view, you also get a closer look at the intriguing big bells, which you hear ringing out all over the city every hour.