Here are the top 20 best things to do in Venice
Venice has always been a peculiar city. This town, built on islands and wooden pules on the water, draws millions of tourists every year. The buildings that seem like they are on top of the water, the canals that go between them, and to top this with beautiful Italian architecture? No wonder so many people are amazed by this place. The city itself is an attraction, but if you are looking for parts of the city or other attractions, then here is a list of the top 20 things to do in Venice while you are in Italy.
- St. Mark’s Basilica
Perhaps one of the most recognizable parts of Venice, the St. Mark’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in Venice, and the largest of the churches there. For a long while it was the chapel of the Doge, but became the cathedral of the city in the beginning of the 19th century. Due to its wealth and the gold designs both outside and inside, it has been nicknamed Chiesa d’Oro (Church of Gold) by the locals. It’s a must-see for both religious and non-religious people, and high on the list of things to do in Venice.
18. Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs was used to transport prisoners from the Doge’s Palace to the prison. It is said to be named after the sighs they made as they took a final look at the outside world through the windows of the enclosed bridge. Today, it is merely a tourist attraction, and lovers are supposedly granted eternal bliss if they kiss under it in a gondola.