What To See In Venice And How To Get There

by Phume Mdluli

Visiting Venice is an amazing experience that will offer you life-long memories. If you plan to visit this city, try to spend at least four days here if you want to see its most important sights and attractions.

Getting from the airport to the center of the city is not complicated. The Marco Polo Airport is only 8 kilometers away from the city and offers many transportation options. The most common ones are the Venice airport taxi services. For the water taxi, you would pay up to €150. The start for the land taxi is €10 and €2.55 per kilometer. You can learn about the tourism rules and regulations in different regions of the world, on this website: traveltvondemand 

Venice has a lot to offer, from churches and museums to the famous Grand Canal and the Murano glass factory.

St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the Piazza San Marco with its detailed, fairytale façade. Although there is no entrance fee, be aware that once inside there will be fees if you want to visit the museums inside. The church is the ultimate symbol of the city’s former glory, and the breathtaking intricate mosaics stand as solid proof.

San Michele Cemetery

Take the vaporetto to the Fondamente Nove stop and in several minutes, you will be at the red-brick walls of the San Michele Cemetery. Although many tourists prefer to carry on to the next stop, the Murano glass-blowing island, San Michele also has something to offer. In this famous cemetery, you can find the graves of Joseph Brodsky, Ezra Pound, Igor Stravinsky and Diaghilev or the Grand Tour travelers who ended their journey here in Venice.

The Island of Murano

The Venetian glass is famous all over the world, dating back to the Roman Empire. The tradition of the Murano glass continues to this day. You will see glass-blowing demonstrations and will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs, although the price can be quite high.

The Grand Canal

Because Venice is a city built on water, the best way to appreciate its beauty is by boat. Take the water bus and admire all the churches, palaces, bridges, warehouses and gardens lining Venice’s streets. Unlike a gondola ride, which can be quite expensive, the Grand Canal bus can take through diverse areas of the city. Do not miss the minor canals, which are equally beautiful and seldom visited by tourists. You can also hire a guide that will walk you through the history of the city.

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