The Best of Venice
6 Experiences You simply MUST enjoy!
It's not easy to decide on the top 6 things to do in Venice. To be
honest, maybe it's got something to do with the fact that I'm Italian,
but I find it hard to decide on much.
My husband Andrew is far
more decisive though so it's with his help, and more than a week of
animated discussion, that I've finally managed to put together this
I sure you'll find that I have the best of Venice covered. On with my list then...
1) A Gondola Ride & Candlelight Dinner
A Gondola ride
is probably the most cliched and touristy thing to do in Venice.
Cliched it may be but it's a wonderful tradition and essential
for anyone wanting a complete "Venice experience".
for those of a romantic persuasion (aren't we all?), is a sunset gondola ride, a
serenade and then a candlelight dinner. This, in the world's most
romantic city, has to be the most romantic evening you'll ever spend.
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2) Incredible Murano & Burano
Enjoy a boat trip out to
the famous Venetian islands of Murano (home of Murano glass) and Burano
(home of lace). I have always found the demonstrations of glass
blowing in Murano to be fascinating, actually
everything about Murano is fascinating. Burano though is my favorite - you can read why I love this colorful mini-Venice here.
3) Venetian Essentials
Not really one thing but a combination of most of the
six essential sights we mention here.
Included are Saint Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Square and the Doges
Palace. Which is the best way to see them in a morning, while avoiding
the long wait to get in?
Here's the answer!
4) A Bridge & Market
Rialto's Bridge and the incredible
Rialto market MUST be on any list of things to see. Discover Rialto and
the fascinating San Polo area –
5) Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari
A gorgeous Church in Venice that is
not well known? Seems unlikely but this is it! The Santa Maria Gloriosa is an absolutely
lovely, moving, wonderful church.
I could go on and on and in fact I do on my page dedicated to this church.
6) The Best of Venice from the Grand Canal
To really get the feel of Venice you need to take a boat trip down the Grand Canal, perhaps the greatest avenue on earth.
Grand Canal is truly magnificent but there is no way, except by boat,
to really comprehend just how magnificent. The cheapest way is to catch
the water bus
(my guide explains which one to take) .
If you prefer a little more style then
try this option.
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