Attractions to see in Venice, Italy

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Venice  is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers (more exactly between the Brenta and the Sile).

Today we offer to your attention the top 3 attractions you must see in Venice.

Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark’s Basilica)

St. Mark’s is a marvel of Byzantine splendor. The church dates from the 11th century but has been modified and augmented over the years. The tiles on the mosaics in the domes are real gold, and the relics and reliefs scattered around the building would fill an entire Art History course.

Hearing a choir sing at a crowded mass at St. Mark’s is beautiful, regardless of one’s religious beliefs.

Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

Think of a room filled with priceless treasures and ceilings and walls that drip with gold.

You will be able to explore the chambers used by the Doge of Venice, see armor, artifacts, and paintings by Tintoretto and other Venetian masters, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to see the stark old prison.

The promenade on the second floor provides beautiful views of the Grand Canal. It’s one of the few places from which you’ll be able to get a perfect look at the Lion of Venice, which guards the entrance to St. Mark’s Square, on its pillar.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

This is the preeminent art museum in Venice.

There are pieces by Titian, Tintoretto, and others here. Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is part of the collection, but it is not always on display. If you’re there at the right time, you might be lucky enough to see it.

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