TOP 10 things to do in VENICE | Travel Guide 2020

TOP 10 things to do in VENICE | Travel Guide 2020


In this video, we’ll show you
10 best things to do in Venice. The suggestions are based on our
exciting trip to this unique historic city. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
to our channel, and enable notifications. And share your best things to do in Venice
or ask a question in the comments below. We also created a mobile-friendly pdf document
with all the suggestions for a hustle-free experience on your trip to Venice
plus 10 additional suggestions for a symbolic price to help
support this channel. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: Venetian Ghetto Venetian Ghetto is a Jewish part of
Venice dating back to the year 1516, which makes it the first Jewish ghetto in Europe. In fact, according to one theory, the word
ghetto derives from the Venetian Ghetto. Visit the impressive square full of history,
including Banco Rosso, believed to be the first pawn shop in the world, and where supposedly the term
“to be in the red numbers” derives from. You can also visit the Jewish Museum with
guided synagogue tours. NUMBER 9: Grand Canal Grand Canal or Canal Grande is
a 2.4-mile-long water avenue or in other words, the main water road in
Venice, featuring numerous palaces, luxury hotels, and four bridges, including
the famous Rialto Bridge which actually feels more like a street because of all the shops
located on the bridge. Most of the beautiful palazzos on Canal Grande
were built between the 13th and 18th century by the wealthy Venetian families
to demonstrate their affluence. Palazzo Dario, Ca’ d’Oro, and Barbaro are
just some of such amazing buildings. Grand Canal is also home to museums,
churches, a fish market, as well as the renowned Casino of Venice. NUMBER 8: St. Mark’s Square Piazza San Marco or St. Mark’s Square in
English is the main square and the actual center of Venice, built between the 9th and
12th century AD in front of the impressive Basilica di San Marco, nicknamed the Church
of gold, a status symbol of Venetian power and influence in the world.
Fixed to a corner of the façade of Basilica di San Marco, you can find a famous sculpture
called The Portrait of Four Tetrarchs from around 300 AD, which was stolen by the Venetians
from Constantinople in the 13th century. The square is also home to the famous Campanile,
a bell tower of Basilica di San Marco. The tower features the highest
observation deck in Venice, where you can see the city from above
as Galileo Galilei did in 1609 when he used the Campanile as an observatory and demonstrated his telescope
to the Doge of Venice. Just a few steps across the square you will
find the clock tower, of course, featuring a big clock as well as the lion of St Mark,
a symbol of the Venetian Republic. St Mark Square is also one of the main locations
of the famous Carnival of Venice. You can discover many other impressive and
unique squares in Venice such as Campo San Stin, Campo San Boldo,
Campo San Trovaso, and others. So even if you get lost in Venice, you won’t
feel bad because there is a new amazing street or square just around the corner. NUMBER 7: Doge’s Palace Also located on the St Mark square, stands
another important Venice landmark, the center of centuries-long power and influence of Venice – the Doge’s Palace. It was the residence of the Doge of Venice,
the leader of the Venetian Republic. Doges ruled Venice between early 8th and late
18th century and the construction of the Doge’s Palace as we know it today
began in the 14th century. The palace consists of the Doge’s apartment,
institutional, and judicial offices. You can visit the Doge’s Palace, which is
now a museum, and experience a rich history
of this former superpower. Don’t miss the Bridge of Sighs, connecting
Doge’s palace interrogation rooms to the New Prison.
The bridge supposedly got its name because the prisoners would sigh at the beautiful
Venice one last time before being taken to their prison cells. NUMBER 6: Crypt at San Zaccaria church San Zaccaria church, located close to the
St Mark square houses a very special attraction. In the basement, you will find a crypt where
many of the doges of Venice were buried. But because of the water from surrounding
canals, the crypt floor is always flooded, which is a common phenomenon
in the buildings of Venice. You can enter the crypt at certain times of
day when the church is open, and the ticket will only cost you 1.5 EUR. Of course, Venice is home
to many other amazing churches like the Basilica of Santa Maria
della Salute with an amazing view of Venice, or San Francesco della Vigna with an adjacent
monastery built on a former vineyard, another great hidden gem to discover in Venice. NUMBER 5: Venetian Arsenal Venice was a naval superpower and in order
to build ships throughout history, Venice created what is believed to be one of the
largest industrial enterprises in the world before the industrial revolution.
The Arsenale di Venezia was a vast complex of shipyards, armories, and other buildings,
many of which still exist today. The production of galleys in Arsenale was
unlike any other production process of its time While major part of the Venetian Arsenal
is closed for public, if you attend private events,
or the famous Biennale of Venice, you will be able to see most of Arsenale since the
Biennale takes place also in the abandoned Arsenale pavilions. You can still visit the
impressive exterior wall and walk along the canal that connects
Arsenale with the lagoon. NUMBER 4: Museums and art galleries Venice is home to amazing museums
and art galleries. Located next to Arsenale you can find the
Naval History Museum and ships pavilion and see some of the ships that were built here
during the Venetian golden era. Don’t miss Galleria dell’Accademia,
Museo Civico Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice Glass
Museum in Murano, etc. Famous galleries include Punta della Dogana,
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. NUMBER 3: Bridges Did you know that Venice is situated on 118
small islands connected by over 400 bridges? Bridges became an important part of the city’s
infrastructure, as well as amazing pieces of architecture. Apart from the Rialto Bridge
and the Bridge of Sighs that we already mentioned, Venice is home to many exceptional bridges
with amazing history such as: Ponte dei Pugni or Bridge of Fists celebrating
centuries-old Venetian tradition of fist fights between Venetian clans. The losers would eventually
fall into the canal below the bridge. The foot markings indicate where each part of
the clan would have to stand during the fight. Ponte Chiodo or Nail Bridge,
an ancient bridge without rails A much more modern Ponte dell’Accademia bridge,
crossing the Grand Canal, Ponte del Paradiso, and many others. NUMBER 2: Gondola and Vaporetto Venice would not be Venice without gondolas,
an iconic rowing boat constructed specifically for use in the Venetian lagoon.
You can find gondolas in most parts of Venice, and to truly experience the ancient Venetian
canals, a ride on a gondola is a one-of-a-kind romantic experience.
However, gondola rides can be very expensive, from 80 to over 100 EUR for 40 minutes.
You can also take a guided motorboat tour. Check the description for links. However, a cheaper alternative is buying a
ticket for Venice public water transportation called Vaporetto.
This way you will still be able to experience some of the main canals and attractions from
water, which can also be an exciting experience. Check the description for links to current gondola
prices and Vaporetto line maps and tickets NUMBER 1: SURROUNDING ISLANDS Venice is located in the Venetian Lagoon,
consisting of over 100 additional islands, some of which can be easily reached by Vaporetto. Most important islands include Murano, famous
for glass blowing factories of the world-famous Venetian or Murano glass. You can visit one
of many glass factories and for a couple of Euros, you can even experience live glass
blowing and glass making. The island of Burano, located further away,
is known for incredible colorful façades and beautiful lace products and can be a very
exciting addition to your trip to Venice. Other interesting islands include a quiet
Torcello island, San Michele, home to impressive
Venetian cemetery, or Sant’Erasmo island,
also called the garden of Venice. We created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
that you can store offline on your phone covering all places in this video including maps, links,
opening hours, and other information plus 10 additional attractions so that you can avoid the hustle and
stress when you’re in Venice. Get yours for a symbolic price
and help us sustain our channel. Do you have a favorite place in Venice? Or have you been to one of the places we
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30 thoughts on “TOP 10 things to do in VENICE | Travel Guide 2020

  1. MOST PEOPLE SAY …SKIP THE GONDOLA …TOOO EXPENSIVE AND NOT WORTH IT…OH AND BUY 2 DAYS WATER TAXI PASS ..MUCH CHEAPER.

  2. Its a really useful video, 'cause I am plannig a journey to Venice this Summer with ÖBB Nightjet.I am going to stay only one day, so this video can help me find beautiful venues in this city. Thx. Greatings from Hungary.

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