This quaint little city, famous for its peaceful environment and modern facilities enveloped in one small but beautiful package. Venice is also known as the city of lovers, is one destination that one can go to get inspired and fall in love at the same moment of time. The city with its ancient architecture preserved can be best witnessed by just getting lost in its enchanting surroundings.
So if you want to plan a holiday full of endearment and brilliance here are 8 things you can do in venice.
1 St. Mark's Basilica
One of the best known churches around the world, St. Mark's Basilica is one of the favourite tourist spots in the city. St. Mark's Basilica also known as Basilica di San Marco, was earlier Doge's private chapel, adorned with some of the most rare pieces of art brought back after the fall of fall of Constantinople. The doorways of the church today are decorated with gold-backed mosaic pictures which provide the place with a special sort of authenticity.
The church also serves as a museum of different era's treasure including the mosaics designed by Titian and Tintoretto. Though the entire city is like a trip back to the historical era, this particular museum is the epicentre of all the eras. This gold and rock architectural wonder is one of the must see on the list.
2 St. Mark's Square
Also known as the living room of venice, this is an geometric architectural wonder on three sides. This concrete miracle not only preserved the historical significance of the country but is also one of the main tourist attraction of the city. Though the elegant uniformity of the site is enough to steal the thoughts out of one's mind, it is an open place where everyone comes out to mingle, to take strolls, drinks coffee, stops to chat, meets friends and tour guides, hence the name living room.
The entirety of the square is brimming with shops on one end and is rimmed by the St. Mark's Basilica on the other end. The place is an open platform to meet people and study the culture.
3 Canale Grande
Shaped like an inverse S, The Canale Grande( also known as the Grand Canal) is the pivotal boulevard of the city connecting the Piazza San Marco to Rialto Bridge. It also connects the arrival points of the rail station and the bridges to the main land. This 3.8 kms wide snake of water is only crossed by four of the bridges. Also known as the royal passage this was the way to all the castles and houses of the blue blood in Venice. The facades of the great palaces are conserved well till date and can be seen by the on goers.
This canal, though a little crowded is a sight worth watching, especially at night with the nights of the city lighting it up like there is fire underneath the water itself.
4 Ponte di Rialto
Once the premier and only bridge across the Grand Canal, Ponte di Rialto, stands at the spot of the first settlement in the vicinity. Created after the fall of the great wooden bridge, this bridge supports two of the busiest roads of the city along with a double set of shops.
This bridge with its historical significance intact is one of the favourite spots by the tourists to stand and click photographs as this is the one place that can microcosm the essence of the entire city in one go.
5 Scuola Grande di San Rocco
This white marble wonder of the city is claimed to be constructed between the years of 1515 to 1560, serving the purpose of housing a charitable society dedicated to San Rocco. After the completion of the man-made beauty, there was a competition held to paint a central panel for the ceiling of the Sala dell'Albergo which was then won by the great Venetian artist Tintoretto.
This place is the epicenter of the historical preservation though the entire city is brimming with it. The place plays museum to the earliest works of Sala dell'Albergo created during the years of 1564 and 1576. Some of the most glorious artifacts include The Glorification of St. Roch, Christ before Pilate, the Ecce Homo, and the most powerful of all, The Crucifixion. This place is a historian's paradise.
6 Murano and Burano
The fabled home of the intricate glass workers who were sent here in the 13th century in the hope of reducing the risk of fire in the contemporary compact glass furnace. A visit to venice remains unfulfilled without a visit to this place. Being one of the most historically important places, this site is a sight worth watching with the colourful environment and content air.
This site is a visit into the past with the hand held with the future. The trip not only enhances our trip virtually but also gives it an educational bend.
7 Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
This church started by the Franciscans is a Gothic church which took almost two centuries to complete starting in the 1340s and continuing up to the mid 1500s. The impressive campanile of the church stands the second highest in the city of love today. Although the church holds a simple artistic Franciscan interior, its rich wealth of artifacts make up for it.
The most important holding of the right transept is the invaluable wood statue of St. John the Baptist crafted by the hands of the well known Florentine sculptor Donatello. The most prized possession of the sacristy is the triptych Madonna and Child Enthroned with Four Saints birthed out of the hands of Giovanni Bellini. And the invaluable gem of the left transept is the statue of St. John the Baptist moulded by the sculptor and master-builder Jacopo Sansovino. This place is a nirvana for a history loving mind.
Being one of the premier beach hotel resorts of Europe, this place in its heyday was the pet place of the celebrities and the blue bloods of the area. At the present day, this hotel is open to the general public and still owns beautiful private beaches.
One can tour the great fine sand beaches on foot or by renting a bicycle. This particular place plays as one of the most romantic spots in the entirety of Venice and is also a famous place for proposals. So what are you waiting for, pack and bags and take your significant other to a tour to the world of love.