Exploring Venice

View of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Last week, Mike and I went to Venice and spent a few days exploring the city known as the "City of Canals" and "City of Masks" among others. It was a dream come true being able to visit Saint Mark´s Basilica, Piazza San Marco and of course watching the people enjoy their gondola ride (we didn´t try it ourselves). There were churches, canals and squares everywhere and the restaurants were always full of tourists enjoying Italian cuisine (the pizzas and the pastas). In case you are traveling to Venice in the future, here are some of my travel tips.

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Saint Mark´s Basilica: Entrance to the basilica is free but you have to pay 2 Euros if you want to see the Pala d´Oro. Plan your visit accordingly as the line can be very long.

San Marco Campanile: This offers great view of Saint Mark´s Square and the surroundings.

Saint Mark´s Square: Don´t miss the famous Caffe Florian.

Saint Mark´s Clock Tower: We were able to witness the ringing of the bells at 12noon and it was really cool 😉

Doge´s Palace: Cost is 20 Euro and includes entrance to other museums in Saint Mark´s Square like the Museo Correr and the National Archeological Museum.

Bridge of Sighs

Grand Canal

Rialto Bridge

Santa Maria della Salute

Campanile of Santo Stefano

Gondola Station: The cost of a gondola ride starts from 80 Euros. There´s also a Hard Rock Cafe nearby in case you feel hungry 😉

Gallerie dell´Accademia: Here you´ll find Da Vinci´s Vitruvian Man among others.

Teatro La Fenice

Taking a Water Taxi: Another option to the gondola rides are the water taxis which costs 7.50 Euros giving you great views of Venice.

 Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

Rialto Market

Buying souvenirs like these handmade Murano Glass

Piazzale Roma

San Lorenzo Church, Mestre

Torre dell´Orologio, Mestre

Enjoying Italian Cuisine 😋