I spend the last weekend in Venice. Weather-wise, I was not quite so lucky, which now left me with a heavy cold. It is going to get better, though. Nevertheless, Venice is beyond beautiful. The very unique construction and architecture makes your jaw drop and leaves you with a strong sense of awe.
It seems a bit out of this world walking through the smallest streets, crossing hundreds of canals and standing on countless bridges. In this time of worldly madness, Venice is definitely a welcome fairytale to embark on. So, if you need a quick escape from the news of the past days, why not plan a trip to Venice. However, be aware of the requirement to wear warm comfortable shoes made for endless walking and several sweater layers underneath a warm coat against the rain and cold. Obviously, this solely counts for the autumn and winter season. I was also able to witness some sunshine especially at the end of the trip. Therefore keep an eye out for the second part of this post.
In my opinion, exploring the city by foot is the best option, especially during the first days, since on your way to one of the main sights you might stumble across the prettiest alleys and canals, you wouldn’t have passed otherwise.
What’s on your must-do list:
- Take the famous picture of Venice’s Canal Grande, standing on the Ponte De L’Accademia.
- Embark on a Gondola ride through the canals of the city, to get another perspective.
- Visit Piazza San Marco, the most famous place in Venice. You might want to sit in one of its pretty Cafés or when you end up there during a rainy day, it is possible you can be part of the crowd walking over improvised bridges in order to not stand on the flooded ground. I must say, out of the two, I prefer the Café.
- While being around Piazza San Marco, you will see the Basilica Di San Marco with its Byzantine domes and luminous mosaics. The Basilica truly is an unforgettable sight. This church definitely is also worth a visit on the inside and get a peak of it stunning interior.
- Another look should be granted to the Palazzo Ducale, with its beautiful architecture and its insights into Venice’s justice and governmental system.
- Lastly, Piazza San Marco includes the Torre Dell’Orologio, a clock tower bedecked by a beautiful clock, once representing the wealth and glory of Venice.
The list will be continued in the second part of my Venice travel guide. Stay tuned! Have you already been to Venice or could I spark your enthusiasm to go there? I would love to know.