There is no other city in the world quite as magical as Venice. It’s most well known for its winding canals connected by ornately decorated bridges, where the sounds of gondoliers echo through the streets. 

St Mark’s Square (Piazza de San Marco)

St Mark’s Square, known locally as Piazza San Marco, is the principal public square of Venice. On one end you have the iconic St Mark’s Basilica (also free to visit), and on the other is the Museo Correr, a grand palace filled with classical paintings. 

Gaze Upon the Golden Mosaics of St Mark’s Basilica

The mosaics date as far back as the 13th century and represent important stories from the Bible, such as the Creation of the Earth, the story of Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark, the story of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, as well as the Tower of Babel. 

Explore the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs

As you wander its halls, take in the remarkable architecture, golden staircases, and classical paintings, the most famous of which is the Il Paradiso by Tintoretto. 

Admire Authentic Venice in the Dorsoduro District

It’s simply amazing to just wander the streets, gaze upon the classic Venetian architecture and sit and watch the world go by in one of its many eateries. 

Ride on a Gondola on the Grand Canal

Riding on a gondola is one of the most romantic things to do in Venice, at the most romantic hour of the day. For couples visiting Venice, this is an unmissable attraction. 

Cross the Rialto Bridge

This ornate and stunning masterpiece took three years to build. It has three walkways: two on either side and one wide walkway in the center.