When it comes to visiting beautiful places Venice has to be up there on the vast majority of peoples wish lists. Despite the fact you can walk from one end of Venice to the other in under 40 minutes there is so much to see and do there if you are just there for a few days you may miss a lot. Not bad for an island that would fit easily in to Hyde Park. If you are visiting Venice it is important to know what you want to do before you get there, here are some must see sights.
No trip to Venice is complete without seeing the amazing Piazza San Marco. This is the grandest square in Venice and despite the large numbers of crowds that flock there is well worth a visit. This area contains the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, both of which are must sees. There are two stunning hotels on the piazza and if you are lucky enough to be there in an evening you can experience dusk falling with the orchestras from these two hotels playing.
The Bridge of Sighs is well named and one of Venice’s most famous features. This bridge connects the palace and the public prisons, prisoners were taken to and from the judgement hall along this route.
The Grand Canal is a must see for all visitors to Venice, although it would be hard not to see it even if you tried! It is almost 3km long and up to 70 meters wide. There are a great number of famous building along its banks and it is crossed by three bridges, the most recognisable of these being the Rialto bridge which is line with shops and is a perfect place to pick up mementos from your trip.