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Top sights in Venice

A city rich in art, culture, and canals: this is Venice. Located northeast of Italy, Venice comprises over 117 islands connected by over 400 bridges, thus being called the City of Bridges. But more than its canals, you’ll also find century-old churches, fascinating museums, and other unique attractions that will leave you in awe. If you’re looking for things to do in Venice, be prepared to be overwhelmed by its incomparable splendor and charm.

Saint Mark's Basilica

With its intricately-detailed facade, it’s hard to miss Saint Mark’s Basilica. Located on the eastern side of Piazza San Marco, the church is one of Venice’s most iconic attractions. It became famous for its breathtaking beauty, dubbed as one of the best examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. Schedule your visit between December and January if you want to avoid the crowd! Dress codes here are strictly imposed as well.
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St. Mark's Square

There are plenty of things to do in Venice, but your starting point should always be at St. Mark’s Square. It is the city’s most famous piazza surrounded by many well-known buildings including, Doge’s Palace, Torre dell’ Orologio, and, of course, St. Mark’s Basilica. Other notable monuments and structures here include the Lion of Venice and the Clocktower. Best to visit the square early in the morning so you can take hundreds of photos before the crowd starts to build up!
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Doge's Palace

Another impressive attraction in Venice is the Doge’s Palace. Located in St. Mark’s Square, the Venetian Gothic palace faces directly onto the Grand Canal. It was the former residence of the Doge of Venice, the former Republic’s supreme authority, and is now a museum run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Join a guided tour for a better appreciation of the beauty and history of the residence.
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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge, also known as the Ponte di Rialto, is another well-known attraction in the city. This busy thoroughfare spans along the Grand Canal and connects the district of San Marco and San Polo. It was once a wooden structure but later rebuilt to what it is now: a beautifully designed bridge filled with intricate details and stone reliefs. You can view the Rialto Bridge from the canal or walk over it and check out the souvenir shops along the area.
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