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Here's a fun fact about Venice, the Italian city is popularly referred to as 'the floating city' a befitting name as Venice is essentially an archipelago of over 100 islands connected by bridges, 417 bridges in total. Venice is the tourists’ favourite, with about 18 million tourists visiting the city annually; it is arguably one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Venice is a postcard destination with a billion and one exciting tales to tell. It is the perfect blend of romance, history and cultural heritage with beautiful thousand year old architecture, well-groomed gardens and canal-front buildings that couldn't be any more alluring.


Where to go in Venice


The best way to see Venice is to take a stroll around the city and just get lost in the mesmerizing sights of antique buildings and beautiful squares. The city is divided into 6 major districts called Sestieri and whatever neighbourhood you find yourself in, there's bound to be one or six captivating sights to enjoy. There are certain must see places of immense beauty and historical significance in Venice. Top suggestions include;

  • St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) - it remains Venice's most popular piazza and is surrounded by a series of ornate buildings with perfectly arched walkways. Also located on the square are St Mark’s Campanile, St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio, making the piazza the perfect place to begin your sightseeing tour.
  • St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) - a sublime Byzantine architectural piece that has stood the test of time for over 100 years as one of Venice's most important religious buildings.
  • Grand Canal (Canale Grande) - out of the 117 canals in Venice, the S shaped canal is the largest canal of them all and the main boulevard through the city. With spectacular antique buildings lining the sides of the canal and four bridges spanning it, there's is everything to love about Grand Canal.
  • Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) - sitting in Mark's Square and overlooking the Grand Canal, this stunning piece of architecture is as impressive as they come.
  • Bridge of Sighs - even with over 400 bridges, the Bridge of Sighs stands out as a historic landmark of the city. It connects Prigioni Nuove to Doge’s Palace over Rio di Palazzo.
  • Other sights worthy of mention include; Gallerie dell’Accademia (Fine Arts Museum) and Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge).


What to do in Venice


Venice is home to a rich multicultural heritage and there is perhaps no end to the abundance of things one can do in Venice. Some of the amazing things every tourist should do while in Venice include;

  • A trip in a gondola along any of the city's picturesque canals.
  • An elevator ride to the top of the San Marco Campanile, the tallest structure in Venice for a close up and unobstructed aerial view of the magnificent city.
  • Go (window) shopping in the ever lively and bubbling Rialto food market.
  • Participate in traditional Venetian festivals like Carnevale and Festival of San Marco.
  • Explore the Jewish ghetto and take a ferry to the Torcello, Murano and Burano Islands.
  • Try out savoury and mouth watering Venetian cuisines like Baccalà Mantecato and of course the famous Italian drinks like Negroni, Spritz and Americano.


Where to stay in Venice


Considering the fact that most of the tourist sites in Venice are spread out across the city, as a tourist, you can stay anywhere within the city and still get a great experience. Some of the best hotels and top rated Vacation rentals within the city includes Hotel Montecarlo, Colombina Hotel and Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo.


Best time to visit Venice


The best time to visit Venice is subjective and depends on individual preference. People who love the festivals, parties and concerts may want to go in February, just in time for the Venice Carnevale. Anytime between June and August would be perfect for people looking to turn up the summer heat. Venice empties out between September and November so people who want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the city would like it best at these times. The best time for sightseeing tourists would be mid spring somewhere between April and May, winter is over so the temperature isn't as cold and summer is yet to come so it isn't uncomfortably warm either.


Regardless if you already visited Venice or you are preparing to make the trip sometime in the future, the famous Italian city will leave you breathless and overwhelmed. Book your dream accomodation on today and embark on a trip to Venice that you never forget. Choose from 2,067 of excellent hotels with 122592 genuine reviews. What’s more, check out for discount code and don’t miss out on our last minute cheap hotel deals. Make your reservation online on today!


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