Visiting Venice, Queen of the Adriatic; Don’t Miss These 5 Places
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. The place was discovered in 421 AD by the Celtic people who used to live along the coast. The city is overwhelmed with the architectural mojo and the subtle art of the places. Built on water, Venice has 1000 years old piles of wood balancing the weight of the buildings which makes the place to live for, thrive for, remember for and be uncertain from time to time. The city is known as “Queen of the Adriatic”, “The City of Water”, “The City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “and City of love”. And if you are planning to visit the city any time soon, then this article is mist read one. In this article, you get to know five best fascinating places to visit in the city which one can’t afford to miss.
So here are the places which you must visit if you are in Venice
Capture the historic site from Rialto Bridge
The city is filled with richness and the iconic beauty of the bridges. There are around 400 bridges in the city, however, only 4 to 5 bridges are there which connect the great Grand Canal. The Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge. It links the two crowded cities and also the Grand Canal. Standing over the bridge one can capture the historic site; watch the gondolas and boats passing under the bridge, the adjacent fresh market, and Bartolomeo. It’s a place where tourists can stand for long hours just staring at the marvelous beauty of the city.
Take a thrilling and romantic Gondola ride in the Grand Canals
Venice is known for its canals. Out of the all, the Grand Canal is the icon of Venice. Thrilling and romantic Gondola ride in the Grand Canals makes it adventures for the wanderlust and couples. Not only this, travelers enjoy the view of the Venetian Gothic and Early Renaissance facades of the palaces that come off the sides.
Admire rich collection of Venetian paintings at Gallerie Dell’Accademia
If art is what makes artists wealthy then Gallerie Dell’ Accademia is what makes Venice rich. Venice is not only known for its beauty, love or beautiful sights but it is admired for the art of living, the art of engaging and art of accomplishments. Gallerie Dell’Accademia is the most authentic art gallery and one of the famous places in the city. The Gallery is known for a rich collection of Venetian paintings. The paintings are arranged chronological order so that one can compare the evolution of art forms of the medieval period. Venice is historic and without appreciating the art makes it vulnerable.
Get mesmerized by size and décor of Santa Maria Della Salute
If going to Venice, how can you miss visiting the largest and biggest church in the city? Santa Maria Della Salute is one of the largest churches and therefore it is one of the important tourist attractions in the City. This Roman Catholic Church is located by Punta Della Dogana between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. It comprises of domes, bell towers, façade decorated by statues of the four evangelists. The objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death. Well, it’s the best place to go back and forth from faith to fear.
Do visit heart of the city, St. Mark’s Square
St. Mark’s square is the heart of the city. The place brings people together with tourists, traveler’s strolls, drinks coffee, and stops to chat, meets friends and tour guides. One gets lost in the architectural magic that depicts true engineering. Three sides are framed in arcades, beneath which has fashionable café and shops. It is a mixture of maths and art. For the whole overview of this busy piazza, one can go to its top or the top of the Torre dell’ Orologio.
The city of Venice is one of the most visited places by wanderlust. Its architectural mojo, the beauty, cultural impression, various canals, attractive artwork all fascinate travelers. So, if not this time, do plan a visit to this vibrant place and its historic and breathtaking site.
(The author is Founder, WIYO Travel)