Venice may be at the top of your vacation bucket list if you are planning a trip to Europe. Below are just some of the highlights to check out while visiting this fascinating city.
St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and you will be enthralled by the mosaics and lavish marble interior. It is free to visit the church, though you may have to wait in line during busy periods. Buy a ticket for the elevator ride to the top of the Campanile and you will have a chance to see the top of the church and check out the domes. The church’s bells can be quite deafening, so it is wise to avoid the elevator ride when the clocks are due to strike the hour. If you have time in the very early morning or late evening, visit the peaceful Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square). The square is virtually deserted once the tourists have left the neighborhood, and it is possible to soak up the atmosphere and get a feel of the real Italy.
The Doge’s Palace has to be your next port of call after St. Mark’s Basilica. Crossing the Bridge of Sighs between the church and the palace is something you must experience, and you will enjoy touring this historic monument.
Of course, the Venetian canals and gondola rides have to be high on anybody’s tour itinerary. Grab an ice cream and relax as you view the lovely city from its traditional waterways.
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