Venice was the epicenter of the Renaissance, where grand heritage and rich cultural lineage vibrates in every pore of the city. At 827 A.D, a Byzantine Duke moved his seat to the place, now named Rialto, and formed the Most Serene Republic of Venice that made on trade under the rule of Roman-style Senate headed by the Doge.
In 1797 the city faced an unrecovered blow from Napoleon who conquered it. With such grandeur of heritage, this floating city is breathtaking with its canals, water transport, floating markets, and so on. So it’s easy to determine the importance of the city in your travel map.
Here are our top 6 tourist attraction You Can’t-Miss In Venice:
1- St. Mark's Basilica
St Mark’s Basilica is one of the best Iconic Churches of Venice formerly a private chapel of the Doge’s, constructed first in 828to preserve the remains of St. Mark brought by the Venetian merchants from Alexandria. The present Basilica built in the 11th century with a unique design that mixes eastern and western building styles and forms the best example of Byzantine architecture.
The interior of the church contains 4,240 square meters of gold mosaics cover the domes and walls. The most beautiful golden altarpiece in Europe’ Pala d’Oro’ is waiting inside to amaze you with its 2000 gems and precious stones.
2- St. Mark's Square
St Mark’s Square is the main square of Venice surrounded by magnificent architecture as Venice’s living room. The place of gathering, strolling, drinking coffee, or meeting friends is designated Piazza San Marco, where stands the St. Mark’s Basilica as a centerpiece.
The Doge’s Palace is another original building of the beautiful Gothic structure around St. Mark’s Square. There are two columns paying homage to a pair of Venetian Patrons St. Mark and St. Teodoro. St Mark’s Square is full of pigeons, but the feeding of those is banned recently by law.
3- Canal Grande (Grand Canal)
The ancient canal, lined with Venetian-Gothic buildings of the 13th to 18th century, flows through Venice in the shape of a reverse ‘S.’ It Starts from Saint Mark Basin and ends up to a lagoon near Santa Lucia rail station after traveling 3,800 meters long distance.
The significant Water traffic of Venice floats through this canal. In contrast, the foot traffic crosses it through bridges like Rialto Bridge, the Ponte Degli Scalzi, and the Ponte dell’ Accademia, etc. A ride through the canal can draw a deep impression about the city on a tourist’s heart.
4- Bridge of Sighs
“I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, a palace, and prison on each hand,” uttered one of the significant poets of Romantic-era Lord Byron. Venice itself is the most Romantic city of Italy, and the Bridge of Sighs is the most iconic gem of it.
There are a couple of kisses under the bridge on a gondola at sunset. They will enjoy eternal love. The bridge made to connect the old prison and interrogation rooms in the Doge’s palace in the Palace River. It designed by Antonio Contino and built at the beginning of the 17th century.
5- Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)
The most visited bridge in Venice Rialto is famous for the tourists for being gathered in their camera easily. In the heart of the city, it connects two districts San Polo and San Marco, across the Grand Canal since 1591.
For nearly 300 years, it was the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot. To make it, several artists and architects considered for the design, including Michelangelo, but finally, it was done by Anthony da Ponte.
These historic rowing boats were the main form of transportation through the canals of Venice at a time, while today, used as the sightseeing vessels for tourists. Here a Gondola ride is an option that a traveler can hardly resist. Still, the couples enjoy it most and become romantically engaged with it throughout the journey on the canals.