10 great things to do in Venice

Are you planning a trip to the most beautiful city in the world and you want to figure out what are 10 great things to do in Venice? Here are some advice to discover Venice both off the beaten tracks and also the most famous points of interest, like Piazza San Marco.

Let's see what are 10 things to do in Venice.

1. FREE VENICE TOUR

The first thing to do when you arrive i Venice is to explore the city off the beaten tracks: see what usually tourist don't see.

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2. VISIT BASILICA DI SAN MARCO

Basilica di San Marco

One thing to do, if you are a real Venice lover, is visiting Basilica di San Marco.

Basilica di San Marco is the most important church in the city and one of the most important monuments in Italy, for its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold).

3. ADMIRE PALAZZO DUCALE

Palazzo Ducale

Do you like Gothic art? Palazzo Ducale is waiting you!

Palazzo Ducale is a masterpiece of Gothic art and repository of innumerable art treasures, it features a number of different and intricate architectural details, dating from the 9th century.

Formerly the residence and government centre of doges, it is superbly decorated by artists like Titian, Tiepolo and Tintoretto.

4. A WALK THROUGH PONTE DEI SOSPIRI

A Walk Through Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri is a baroque bridge that once connected Palazzo Ducale to the prisons.

The bridge of sighs is one Venice's most important sights.

5. GONDOLA RIDE ON CANAL GRANDE

Gondola ride on Canal Grande

Canal Grande is known as the most beautiful street in the world.

The Canal Grande is the main waterway of Venice lined in both sides by an uninterrupted series of palaces and masterpieces.

6. CONCERT AT TEATRO LA FENICE

Teatro La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice was twice destroyed by fire and twice restored to its former splendour.

For centuries La Fenice has been Venice's principal stage for world-class opera, music, theater and ballet.

7. GO TO SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

The external "bovolo" (snail-shell) stairwell of Palazzo Contarini - an exquisite late gothic building - is enclosed in a cylinder perforated like lace, is well worth to visit.

8. CHIESA AND SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO

Chiesa and Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Chiesa and Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a renaissance complex consisting of a church and adjoining palace, it was built as a sign of devotion to San Rocco who was called upon to protect the plague stricken population of Venice during the 15th century.

Its interiors are filled with numerous treasures.

9. GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA

Galleria dell'Accademia

Galleria dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19 th century in Venice, northern Italy. It is housed in the Scuola Grande della Carit√° on the south bank of the Canal within the sestriere of Dorsoduro near Accademia's bridge.

The collections of Accademia were first opened to the public on august 1817, contains masterpieces of venetian painting up to the 18 th century, generally arranged chronologically though some thematic displays are evident. Artists represented include: Tiepolo, Titian, Tintoretto, Canaletto, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Leonardo da Vinci and many others...

10. SQUERO SAN TROVASO

Squero San Trovaso

Squero San Trovaso: with this term we denote the so-called "venetian squero" or the yard for venetian boats.

It is used only for smaller vessels contained in size such as gondolas, pupparini and sandoli typical traditional boats of the venetian lagoon.