Italy, Venice – Art & Culture
Venice is called the most beautiful city in the world and cannot be compared to anything else. It is one of a kind. Venice has unusual charm: both in the middle of winter, covered with charming fog, and in the summer when the Venetian canals sparkle in the sun. For centuries, the city has been predicted to collapse due to its unusual location, built on the water. Meanwhile, it tolerates the annual floods, hosts a grand carnival and festivals, and attracts over twenty million tourists each year.
Here we prepared the guide with the most exciting places to see in this incredible city.
Spend The Morning Near The Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) offers a beautiful view of the Grand Canal. On the bridge, there are shops with coloured Venetian glass and masks. Next, go to the famous nearby market, Mercato di Rialto. Come here as early as possible, sit comfortably at a table in Sotoportego de l’Erbaria, order your cappuccino or espresso, and enjoy your quiet morning.
Lose Yourself In Narrow Streets
This is the best thing you can do in Venice. The main tourist attractions will not escape you anyway; you will find them easily later. And once you do, let yourself get lost in the beautiful maze of old tenement houses and narrow streets; take a walk, and experience the true beauty of this city.
Visit The Exceptional Acqua Alta Bookstore
Libreria Acqua Alta is a bit off the beaten track, in a quiet area, where you won’t meet many tourists, except those who go to this bookstore. In this peculiarly decorated place, they sell new and used books, postcards, maps, posters, calendars, notebooks and various trinkets.
Visit The Stunning Palazzo Ducale
The Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) is a former gothic seat of the rulers and government of Venice. The first building was constructed in the 9th century; it burned down in 976 during an uprising against the Doge. It was rebuilt in the 11th century and has been systematically expanded and rebuilt since then. The palace is full of history and works of art that you should not miss.