Must-sees in Venice

Must sees in Venice

What to see in Venice

Don’t know what to see in Venice? Venice is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with around 20 million visitors every year. The greatest challenge is choosing what to do in Venice! Indeed, there are many attractions and places to discover: from tours on the canals onboard the worldwide-famous gondolas, to creating your own carnival mask-making experience, Venice offers many attractions, activities, and, last but not least, incredible memories to collect. 

5 must-sees in Venice

Here you have 5 must-sees in Venice, not to be missed: 

  • Visiting St. Mark’s Square;
  • Discovering Venice with a gondola ride;
  • Venetian Lagoon boat tour - The Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello;
  • Attending a classical music concert;
  • Visiting the best Venetian masks’ studio. 

Visiting St. Mark’s Square in Venice 

Among the top Venice’s attractions, you’ll definitely find St. Mark’s Square. This area of Venice can be considered the most renowned part of the city. It is the main square and meeting point both for locals and tourists. So, visiting St. Mark’s Square is surely the most important attraction when it comes to the things to do in Venice! 

At the very eastern end of the Square, tourists can enjoy the picturesque view of St. Mark’s Bell Tower in front of St. Mark’s Basilica. If you are a history and culture lover, then you must pay a visit to the nearly 1,000-year-old Basilica, where you will be able to enjoy a guided tour in one of Italy's most important monuments. It is the largest flat area in the "City of Water" and it is surrounded by stunning architectural works that some would consider the best in the world! 

St. Mark’s Square is definitely one of the must-sees in Venice, and we offer you a wide range of activities in such a historical piazza!  


Discovering Venice with a gondola ride

If you want to visit Venice so badly, what better way to enjoy the “City of Canals” than choosing a gondola ride, like a true Venetian from the past?     

Here in Venice Tours we offer so many gondola ride options to choose from, with the 400 licensed gondolas that are still in use nowadays. You may also pick some more upscale gondola trips, paying a bit more, but the overall experience and the permanent incredible viewing of remarkable architecture from a traditional gondola, will be priceless. 

There’s no way to think about what to do in the “Floating City” without coming up with the symbolic gondolas. These traditional boats have sailed all 177 Venice’s canals for almost a thousand years! 


Attending a classical music concert in Venice

Music lovers, especially when it comes to classical music, know how important Venice is when talking about music. This is the home of famous Baroque musicians such as Antonio Vivaldi and Giovanni Picchi. 

Venice can boast many spectacular venues for classical music concerts, which are definitely in our bucket-list of must-sees. The temple of music in the whole city of Venice is, with no doubt, Teatro La Fenice. 

However, many concerts also take place outdoors in St. Mark’s Square or even in front of the St. Mark’s Basilica. If you can’t wait to attend one of these concerts in the “City of Bridges”, have a look at our great selection of events: 

Discover the amazing classical music concerts in the “City of Bridges” starting from €30 


Venetian Lagoon boat tour - The Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

In our bucket-list of the places to visit in Venice, you’ll obviously find the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, strictly to be reached on a boat tour. 

The Venetian Lagoon is home not only to the city of Venice, but to other 117 islands, including Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San Michele, an island that is used only as a cemetery with two churches and many graves. 

Tourists can join many guided tours on the different islands, including Murano where you can learn about its ancient glassmaking tradition, and Burano, well-known for its popular colorful houses and picturesque canals.  

Moving towards the northern end of the lagoon, you’ll find yourselves away from the city’s hustle and bustle, in a much quieter environment. This is normally underestimated by travelers, but we really suggest you include it in your bucket-list! We also offer you the chance to join these unique trips to the islands of the lagoon. 

Do you feel like going on a trip to the three most popular islands of the lagoon starting from €5? 


Visiting the best Venetian masks' studio

This city, the so-called “Queen of the Adriatic Sea”, is home to many craft products and studios.  

Honestly, this has been a key element in making Venice such a beautiful and fancy destination. 

Visitors have the chance to join numerous workshops, taking place at artisans’ studios. 

One of the most popular is the Carnival mask workshop, where tourists are guided by an expert and taught the skill of making Venetian papier-mâché. 

Create your own mask with the help of a Carnival Masks’ master for €57 


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