Venice was one of the most picturesque cities I’ve visited in Europe. I love it’s uniqueness and atmosphere. Here are some of the sights that you can expect to see in these beautiful islands.
I visited Venice during my school exchange programme, hence I flew in from Amsterdam.
First thing about Venice you’ll notice, many many canals…
The Grand Canal.
Due to the rising sea levels, water became one of the main modes of transportation for the locals in the city.
A Gondola is unique to the city of Venice. It is a must-do activity for many that have come to visit the city. Due to its popularity, the prices of a Gondola ride are now as high as €80 for a 30 minutes ride.
Gondola Station in Venice, right outside of Doge’s Palace.
Besides the Canals, don’t forget to explore the amazing streets in Venice.
Saint Mark’s Square is one of the most popular attractions in Venice. Many come here to have a coffee at the cafes, and to enjoy the view.
Surrounding Saint Mark’s Square is some of Venice’s main attractions – Including St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower.
The Bell Tower in Venice stands at 99 meters tall. Visitors can go up the Bell Tower for Panoramic Views of the city.
Besides Venice, visitors also take day trips to surrounding islands – Burano and Murano.
Murano Island is known for its glass-making whereas Burano is a fishing village, famous for its rainbow-coloured houses.