The most romantic and widely visited place in the world, Venice is located in the northeast Italy. This extremely beautiful city is most popular for its transportation through canals and the bridges build upon them. You can possibly imagine those long well polished boats moving gracefully under those beautiful bridges while you sit all enchanted gazing at the sights and sounds of the city. When you speak or even think of Venice, you would find anything devoid of love. As if the city is the cupid’s home town.
Here, I bring you a package of this eternal romantic city. Read along-
Budget Friendly Accommodation
Generally this beautiful city won’t come easy on pocket but here are some of the hotels which are a real grab. Ca’ Del Campo, Ca’ Pozzo Inn, Hotel Airone, Hotel Ponte Mocenigo and Ca’Bragadin Carabba are some of the budget friendly hotels with rooms starting from $15 or INR 5000.
But if you are one of those with rich tastes, there are a number of hotels to look for –Gritti Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Aqua Palace Venice , JW Marriott to name a few.
Must See Places– Let me tell you that everything in Venice is worth seeing and admiring. However here are some top places of interest you just can’t afford to miss while in Venice.
Grand Canal or Canale Grande Joining Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge, this great canal faces all the royal palaces in the city. Great people from history sought influence from this. You can board a vaporetto and enjoy along this canal enjoying the spell bounding sights of this city.
St. Mark’s BasilicaAn iconic cathedral, lends its popularity to the Byzantine art decorations. The domes and walls of this monument are covered with gold mosaic. The architecture is of Gothic era with a fusion of Byzantine and Italian Gothic architecture. The place is at large a museum.
St. Mark’s Square or popularly known as Piazza San Marco is the prime public square in Venice. This is one of those loved places in Venice where people gather to spend time, drink coffee, chat, spend time with family and friends or simply explore.
Ca’ d’ OroA palace on the Grand Canal, this is the most oldest palace in the city. Initially the palace was owned by the Conatarini family who were quite influential at that time but several ownership followed due to the fall of the Venetian Republic. This building again gives an amazing glimpse of the Gothic age. Now an art museum, this palace preserved the relics of the royalties who lived in Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Gallerie dell’AccademiaAnother art museum, this prominent gallery serves as home to several priceless collections of paintings of Venice from the 15th-18th century. St. John the Baptist, Supper in the House of Levi, Marriage of St. Catherine is some of the celebrated paintings.
Murano and Burano–
you would need to board a boat to visit this place. These islands are known for the tradition of glass making and you can actually witness this brilliant piece of art. In the Burano island,
you can enjoy hand crafted laces and colorful houses. One cannot fully claim to have visited Venice and enjoyed, without visiting these two wonderful islands.
Where to Eat
The land of Pizzas, Venice has a lot more to offer. Pizzas are a popular culture food now and are finely available in every corner of this globe today. But here are some restaurants which won’t hit your pocket and will make you run for a bite. Cocaeta, Bacareto, Dalele, All’Arco, Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta to Go, Al Merca are some of the finest restaurants in Venice where you can enjoy a mouthful of Italian dishes. Apart from the popular traditional dishes, these eateries also offers Continental, Chinese, street snacks along with Italian wine to go with.
This was Venice at a glance. Do make up your plan for the things to do in Venice and places to visit the next time you are here.