As you stroll around the romantic city of Venice, with its watery canals, Italian food aromas and the sound’s of singing coming from gondoliers, you may wonder can it get any better?
The answer to that may be no. Venice is such a unique city that it is hard to duplicate anywhere else in the world. Other cities have water canals, but they do not have the history and the architecture that is in Venice.
So how do you truly explore this city? The choice is yours of course. It depends on your preferences and your likes. But here are some suggestions for some the most iconic sites around Venice.
Start your day at Saint Mark’s Basilica, and explore all the hidden corners of the church. It has been around since 829 AD and offers a lot to the visitors.
Next walk over to the Rialto Bridge and from the center point of the bridge take in the full scope of Grand Canal. If you have a chance make sure you visit the bridge around sunset and capture the beautiful images of a city in the water.
Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs should be your next destination. You can walk in the halls of the most powerful Venetians as you walk the hallways of the palace. From the golden staircase to Doge’s apartment. Then around the corner you can take a look at Bridge of Sighs as the prisoners would get one final look of freedom before going to prison.
Luckily you can cheer up soon after by visiting Leonardo da Vinci’s Museum in Venice. This hands on experience museum is like no other. Observe Leonardo da Vinci’s art up close, or experience his inventions by testing them.
Finally, you can walk over to Teatro La Fenice and if you have tickets to the opera, experience the magic of it. And if you don’t have time to catch a show, fear not. You can take a tour of this beautiful opera house and see the beauty with your own eyes.
There is more to the city that these sites. But with these locations, you will get a good understanding of why Venice has been considered a premier destination for tourists and historians.