Things to Do in Venice
One of the most beautiful cities on the planet, Venice, comprises of 118 little islands that are separated by the waterways. This dreamy islands are connected by bridges. The city is known for its artistic movements, the Renaissance period in particularly. It has played an important part in the historical background of symphonic and operatic music. Venice is a popular destination that has been delighting travelers since ages. Today, there are various attractions in Venice. Its gorgeous landscapes, gondolas and the play of light and colors make Venice a paradise for visitors. The city has a large number of attractions; we made a list of things to do in Venice so that you get the most out of your vacation.
St Mark’s Basilica: A Roman Catholic Church, known for its Italo-Byzantine architecture, is one of the most well-known Churches in the city. St Mark's Basilica lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, neighboring Doge's Palace. Initially, it was built as the chapel of the Doge, and has been the city's congregation place since 1807. Similarly as with many houses of worship in Italy, you should be appropriately dressed to be allowed to enter its premises. No short skirts or exposed shoulders are allowed.
Grand Canal: Water buses and private water taxis are the transports available making it convenient for visitors to explore the canal. Grand Canyon forms the major water-traffic corridors in the city. On the first Sunday of September, Historical Regatta – a boat race — takes place. The event attracts thousands of spectators watching from the banks of the canal. On November 21st, people of Venice express their gratitude to Virgin Mary for saving them from the plague epidemic at a Santa Maria Della Salute. People assemble on a temporary floating bridge and enjoy traditional dishes. Take a cheap flight to Venice and join-in on the festivities of this amazing event.
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta: Situated in the beautiful Torcello Island, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is a great example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture. It is famous for its gorgeous mosaics which are indeed real masterpieces of the Byzantine-Ravennate school style. The cathedral houses a number of historical and artistic treasures.