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Take a Romantic Gondola Ride along Venice's Grand Canal

"Must-See" Venice Attractions
The best way to see Venice is on foot — take a Venice Walking Tour and have fun exploring this magnificent city on the water.

Gondola Ride on Grand Canal
By day or night, a Gondola Ride through the city's Grand Canal is a "must," especially if it's your first visit to Venice.



View of Doge's Palace and Venice

Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale di Venezia) — one of the most famous buildings in Venice — represents Venetian gothic architecture at its best.

Frari Church
The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (or Frari Church) is one of the greatest churches in Venice.

Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge is Venice's most famous bridge — and the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal.

Fun Day Trips from Venice
Island of Murano Glass Museum
Visit Museo Vetrario (also known as the Glass Museum) in nearby Murano, located about a mile north of Venice. Murano is famous the world over for its glassmaking — there are more glass masters here than any place on earth.

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Annual Carnival of Venice
One of the most FUN times to visit Venice is during their annual Carnival — it's one of the oldest and most famous Carnival celebrations in the world.

 

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Gondolas along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

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Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

Bridge of Sighs
"Eternal Love"
Legend has it that if you kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs, (
Ponte dei Sospiri) you will be assured "eternal love"
— we kissed there on our honeymoon and have been happily married for over 25 years :)

The Bridge of Sighs crosses the Rio di Palazzo, a small canal off the Grand Canal in Venice. In the 19th century, Lord Byron gave the bridge its name because it connects the interrogation rooms of the old Doge's palace to the prison. The view of Venice out of the windows was the last thing the convicts saw before being locked up — hence the "sigh."

Other less-famous Bridge of Sighs are located in Britain (there are three of 'em), one in New York, one in Peru and one in Frankfurt, Germany.

St. Mark's Square & Bell Tower
Stroll through Venice's famous pigeon-filled landmark, St. Mark's Square, otherwise known as Piazza San Marco (photo above). It's popular with Italians and foreign tourists alike — and a FUN place to relax over a cappuccino and people-watch :)

St. Mark's Basilica and Gondolas in Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica (The
Basilica di San Marco) is the most famous church in Venice. It is located in St. Mark's Square, near the Doge's Palace (photo above).

 

 

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