There is a lot to see and do in Venice; however, a few things stood out as exceptional during our three days in the city. What follows are the experiences and sights that we absolutely loved and consider Venice must-dos. Further, these are the activities we would recommend to anyone visiting Venice.
Arrive Via Water Taxi
Stay on a Canal
Rooftop View of the city
Visit Piazza San Marco
You really need to visit Piazza San Marco both during the day and in the evening. During the day is when you can tour St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s palace. If your feeling up to it, it’s also a good time to feed the pigeons, a staple of visiting the square. When it gets dark the pigeons are too well-fed to come to you and tend to leave the square all together for the night.
While daytime is great, our favorite time to visit Piazza San Marco is in the evening. When evening falls, instead of pigeons, the square comes alive with classical music from mini orchestras playing from several areas of the piazza. You can choose to sit and listen at one of the cafes such as Cafe Florian or you can just wander around or sit on steps nearby.
Take a Gondola ride
Bridge of Sighs
St Mark’s Basilica
These were all some of the things we saw and did during our visit to Venice. There are so many other sites and activities that we didn’t even get the chance to do on this trip. I guess that means we just might have to visit again. If you want to read more about our Europe family adventures check out my post on our Ultimate Three-Week Itinerary.
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