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Must See Venice Attractions

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If you have always wanted to spend a sojourn in one of the most entrancing spots in Italy, you should contact our offices here at Expedia to talk about the best ways to discover the City of Canals. Whether you are seeking a romantic vacation destination or looking for an ideal city to take the family on a cultural holiday, we can help you find the attractions in Venice to make your trip memorable.

Of course, if you are going to be visiting the city with a romantic partner, you will be almost obligated to include one of the world-renowned gondola rides among your Venice excursions. You can even get married in the middle of one of Venice's canals. However, the boats aren't all for show and glamor. The City of Water is actually formed on an archipelago containing 117 islands, and water transport is a normal way of getting around for many local residents of Venice.

There are so many things to do in Venice that you could spend years in the city and still not experience everything it has to offer. Like all cities in Italy, Venice is steeped in culture, tradition, and art. Naturally, St. Mark's Basilica is at the top of the list of the must see places in the Floating City, and the nearby Piazza San Marco is something you should see before you leave Venice. We can also provide you with information concerning other Venice activities that will suit your personal tastes and preferences as well as provide you with a map of the city so you can create your own personalized Venice tours.

The health-conscious tourist will be delighted to discover that Venetian cuisine is largely based on fresh, healthy seafood. Shopping is also one of the main attractions in Venice, and several high fashion designers have their main offices here. Guests of this city have an abundance of choices of activities, and everyone who visits this city will leave with vibrant memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Things to Do in Venice with Kids

There are loads of outstanding experiences in Venice that the entire gang will enjoy. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Venice

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Venice:

San Giuliano Park - If you'd like to turn up the dial on fun during your vacation, this is a great place to do it.

Academy Bridge - Architecture enthusiasts will no doubt love admiring the modern design of this landmark.

Procuratie Nuove - If you're fascinated by bygone eras, this is one attraction you won't want to miss.

Lagune von Venedig - Get out of the fast lane and treat yourself to some relaxation time close to the water.

National Library of St Mark's - Open up your guidebook and discover why this place is worth adding to your travel itinerary.

Chiesa di San Moisè - Stop for some quiet contemplation and learn a few things about this site's spiritual importance.

Papadopoli Gardens - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a walk around the interesting plants.

Explore the Neighborhoods of Venice

San Marco

One of Venice’s most iconic sights is known all over the world for its historic square, cathedral and surrounding shops and cafés.



Travelers to Cannaregio praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Grand Canal and Ca' d'Oro.



Castello is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Giardini della Biennale and Venetian Arsenal.



One of six districts in Venice, this beautiful area has many sights located along the edge of Venice and on the island of Giudecca.


San Polo

The smallest of Venice’s six districts, this is also one of the oldest. It offers many tourist sites in its palaces, its churches and the Rialto Bridge.


Santa Croce

Santa Croce is known for its charming cafés, and you can make a stop by Piazzale Roma and Grand Canal while in the area.


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