Your guide to venetian vacation

Planning to go on an international vacation in your next holidays? But, you’re confused which place to choose. Well, Venice can be one of your options in the list.

Situated across 117 small islands and known for its beautiful architecture, setting and artwork, Venice is a city in North-eastern Italy. According to a survey of 2007, about 50,000 people visited Venice everyday. This was a huge number to make the city 28th most visited international city (Isn’t it Amazing?). So, here’s a list of places worth visiting and things to do in Venice, to make your trip a memorable and adventurous one.Top-Things-to-do-in-Venice-Italy-Burano-Island

1. Visiting the Venice Beach.
Recognized as a Certified Blue Wave Beach and the winner of 2008 Best Restored Beaches Award, the Venice Municipal Beach is a must-visit where you get an access to sand volleyball courts, broad walks, picnic area and food concessions.

2. St. Mark’s Basilica
Italy is a country famous for its architecture, culture and art. St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the famous churches in Venice and a very fine example of Italo-Byzantine Architecture. This church is also a symbol of Venetian power and wealth. You can also visit three museums which are near this church.venice_grandcanal

3.Grand Canal
This has to be a part of your places-to-visit-in-Venice. Grand canal is a 3.8km long and 30-90m wide canal which links a lagoon near Santa Lucia Railway Station and Saint Mark Basin. Facility of public transport is provided through water buses, water taxis or a Gondola (which is a long and narrow boat very popular in Venice).

4.Glass factories, glass museums, glass shops- everything here makes it famous as the “Glass Island” in Venice. Apart from this, the Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus, Palazzo Da Mula and Campo Santo Stefano are also things worth tourist attraction here. And yes, don’t forget to buy a glass souvenir if you visit this place.

5. Burano Island
After Murano, comes Burano which is famous for its small, brightly painted houses. Strolling around in the streets of Burano will soothe both your eyes and heart.

6. Doge’s Palace
The Doge’s Palace is one of the main landmarks in Venice City. Walking over the Bridge of Sighs is a wonderful experience for all tourists in Venice.

7. Rialto
Rialto is the commercial and financial hub of the city, but, is also famous for the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. You can also visit the Rialto Market to have a look over a variety of fishes, vegetables and fruits that the city has. One interesting fact about this market is that it has been selling seafood for more than 600 years.

8. Ride to Torcello Island
So, when you want to relax a bit away from the hustle-bustle of the city, you can hire a boat and sail to the Torcello Island which is a sparsely populated island in North-eastern Italy.

So, have a discussion with your family and travel agent to plan a trip to Venice and revive all your senses with the beauty, art and culture of the city.


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