A picturesque city, exactly how you imagine it. The romance is felt in the air, the gondolas flow along the canals, the Italian food is delicious and there is plenty of entertainment. Planning your trip to Venice? Here’s a list of 7 Things To Do During Your Next Trip To Venice.
1.Visit a mask-making workshop:
Venice has an important history behind its’ mask making. Back in the day masks were used during theatrical performances and they have remained to be a strong symbol of Venice. As you stroll through the narrow streets of Venice you will see thousands of masks, but why not make your own to make your trip to Venice super memorable? Sogno Veneziano is one of the shops that teaches how to make authentic papier-mâché masks. This experience is truly a unique way to learn about Venetian history with your own hands.
2. Take a Gondola Ride
Of course during your trip to Venice you will want to take a famous gondola ride through the canals. But, keep in mind it’s not a cheap experience. For a 20 minute ride on a private gondola, during the day you will pay 80 euros, and for the night “serenade” it is 100 euros. There are some tour operating companies that offer group tours which is a lot more affordable.
3. La Piazza San Marco
The most famous pin-point of Venice is St.Mark’s Square. There you will discover St.Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and other famous sights. The palace itself is magical. Upon entry you will visit the courtyard, then onto Loggia’s floor to admire the Golden Staircase. Finally you will admire the most fabulous Chamber of the Great Council.
4. Bridge of Sighs
Another famous Venetian landmark is the Bridge of Sighs. The name derives from it’s historical story of prisoners seeing the bridge before their death penalties.
5. Venetian Museums:
There are tons of spectacular museums to adore in Venice. If you have about 3 days or more, I highly suggest to get the Venice Museum Pass. For 32.40 euros (26.40 for a reduced price), you will have access to the following 11 museums:
St Mark’s Square Museums (Piazza San Marco): Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum (includes temporary exhibitions), Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library.
Venice Civic Museums: Ca ‘Rezzonico, Palazzo Mocenigo Museum, Casa di Carlo Goldoni, Ca’ Pesaro, Murano Glass Museum, Burano Lace Museum, Museum of Natural History.
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6. La Fenice Opera
La Fenice is one of the most notable opera houses in the world. It stages over 100 performances a year. Master conductors from around the world lead symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler – a collection which centres on Venetian artists.
7.Interpreti Veneziani Concert
Full of energy and Italian spirit, the Interpreti Veneziani carries out musical performances of Vivaldi and other ancient maestros. Inerpreti Veneziani has received recognition for its’ breathtaking shows by critics and audience internationally. The 90 minute concert is performed in the San Vidal Church. Attending one of this performance is an extremely traditional and unforgettable Venetian experience.
As you probably already assume, this city is truly one of a kind. There are so many things to do and see. You’ll most likely get lost in the streets of fabulous Venezia, but that’s the real beauty of it.