Venice, The Sinking City Of Lovers And Gelato! 7 Things That You Shouldn’t Miss In Venice!
Venice or Venezia in Italian, a floating city which sinks 2mm every year as a result of tectonic movements. It’s a place to be seen before the sinking. Believe me there are not much cities that can compete with Paris for being romantic. Where else you can have a romantic gondola ride with your lover, while you are enjoying the best gelato and watching the most amazing view of Italian architecture. There is no need to make an effort to love Venice. As in many cities of Italy, the events are spontaneous. With its old bridges, the showcases decorated with the famous Murano glasses, the candle-lighted little restaurants that you will discover in the narrow streets and the gondolas with the clichés, it is impossible not to like anything visually here. We can hardly deny that the romantic description of Venice stuck on it. Yes, the couples may be the majority, but that does not mean that the city is merely romantic. Jokes aside, considering that the city’s existence takes us back to 400 years, it is obvious that there is significant history and culture to be grasped in Venice. Enough history I guess, let’s have our trip planned, so we may know where we must see before we leave.
Things to Do in Venice
One of the biggest advice we can give about the places to visit in Venice, especially if you are going in a busy season, you need to book in advance to museums. If the booking is difficult for you, you may want to consider the city pass option.
Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square)
When you stop in the middle of the historic buildings and cafes around you can hear the live classical music, you can reach the peak of romance, the most beautiful in Venice, one of the world’s most famous squares. The most remarkable structures in this square are; The Basilica di San Marco cathedral, one of the most important architectural buildings of the Byzantine, is famous for its gothic style and is considered to be one of the most important buildings in Venice. The palace is the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), Campanile di San Marco. The Marciano Museum, one of the most visited museums in the city, is located on San Marco square. Bronze horses, famous jewels and mosaics that were once on the square are exhibited in this museum. If you go up to the balcony on the upper side you can get a very nice view.
When you go to the west of the square, you have been renovated by Napoleon in the 1800s and hence come to the region known as the Napoleon wing. There are many boutiques and shops behind this area. There is also the Museo Correr, which also has an architecture worth seeing, including the Archaeological Museum. Here you will find the opportunity to know the culture of the city with the objects, objects and works of art based on the history of Venice. You can enter the Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum and the palace with a single ticket. The fee is 19 € and you can make a reservation before going.
There is Caffe Florian in Venice, one of the most famous cafes in the world. You’re in one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the taste of drinking with classical music doesn’t have to be anywhere else.
If you’re looking for an alternative, we can recommend the restaurant at the top of Hotel Danieli, one of Venice’s most glamorous hotels. This place has a terrace with very beautiful views. We cannot deny that prices are high, but it is a very pleasant place to have a drink.
If you’re going to see Venice as you see in the movies, you’ll ride the Gondola which is a beautiful option… Go with your lover if you like, have romantic moments, ride with friends and give BFF poses. But I think that gondola ride! The gondola is one of the most beautiful ways to see the canals and the magnificent buildings of Venice. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and the shortest time is even satisfying. Gondolas are usually located at the entrance to San Marco, around the Vaporetto jetty.
Note: Don’t wear black and white stripes, you’ll look like a gondola.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
One of the most important museums in the city is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For a while, the home of the long-lived home of the famous Peggy Guggenheim, who is married to the famous German painter Max Ernst and whose collections are known for their art, is exhibited in a collection of works by famous painters such as Dali, Picasso, Leger, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Klee, Pollock and Gorky. . The museum is closed on Tuesdays, it is open every day except for the hours 10: 00-18: 00, the entrance fee is 15 €.
Santa Maria Della Salute
Another religious building, worth a visit in the city and a different history, is the church of Santa Maria Della Salute. The plague epidemic, which began in Venice in 1629 and lasted for about 2 years, destroyed one-third of the population and people found the remedy to flock to churches and pray. The epidemic continued for a long time, the problem grew and the process of praying was laid to mind by the Venetian authorities, and as a result, this church was built considering that it would protect against the plague epidemic. Located on a peninsula on the edge of St. Mark’s Square, the church is a popular destination for worship, and it attracts tourists with its magnificent architecture. You can reach here by vaporetto, which moves from San Marco Square.
Ponte di Rialto
Let us come to another place that attracts most tourists in Venice; Ponte di Rialto Bridge. This is the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, known as Venice’s largest canal. The Rialto Bridge was important since it used to be the most intense commercial area of Venice and now it can be called popular only for taking photos.
In Venice’s many shops and boutiques, you can see handcrafted glass objects, figures, chandeliers. The origin of these glasses comes from the island of Murano, located close to the historic island of Venice. If you want, you can visit the island and explore it yourself, or you can take a tour and visit one of the workshops on the island and watch a presentation on how the windows are made. Obviously, these tours are a complete tourist trap, most of the glass product sold imported from China. Therefore, if you explore the island by yourself, you can enjoy it more. About 45 minutes from Murano Island Venice.
This island has come to the fore with laces. I don’t know how much you are interested in lace, but even if it doesn’t, Burano Island is a pretty sweet island with colourful houses, so it’s worth a visit. I mean look at the photo above, can you imagine how many different outfits you can try out for your Instagram pictures in here. You will definitely love these houses, and of course friendly locals.
Well that’s it from Venice, the rest of the story will be written by you! So I hope you’re about to make your way to Venice before you miss anything. Wishing you the best time you can have in Venice!
Things you might be interested!
Visiting Rome? Here is your ultimate city guide for Rome!