Venice is a unique, one-of-a-kind tourist city in the world. It’s undeniable that every visitor will be accompanied by extraordinary experiences and memories for life. The charm is further enhanced by the beautiful monuments and the history of the ‘city built on wooden piles’. History tells us of its founding in the year 421, where it was established by people fleeing from the barbarian tribe of the Huns, and later it became one of the maritime and commercial powers of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tourist attractions - Iconic places and landmarks

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco, also known as St. Mark’s Square, is located in the oldest district of Venice and is one of the more iconic places in the city. It is surrounded by many important buildings, including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile, the Doge’s Palace, and the long facade of the Procuracies. St. Mark’s Square is also known for its cafes, restaurants, and street musicians, creating an atmosphere full of life and culture.

Ponte di Rialto

Rialto The first and oldest bridge to connect both banks of the Grand Canal dates back to 1181. Initially serving as a pontoon bridge, it earned the nickname ‘bridge of coins’. In 1255, a new structure was built, which took the name Ponte di Rialto. Unfortunately, the Rialto Bridge collapsed twice: in 1444 and in 1524, partly due to the overload of crowds. This impressive work of architecture, about 48 meters long and approximately 22 meters wide, rests on a single arch, raised about 7.5 meters above the water level, which gives it an extraordinary charm.

A cruise on the Venetian Canal

A cruise on the Venetian canal is an unforgettable experience. You can admire the beautiful architecture from a gondola or vaporetto and feel the unique atmosphere of the city on the water. The most popular means of transport on it are gondolas, vaporetto (Venetian water trams), and private boats. Each of these options offers unique experiences.

Ponte dei Sospiri

The Bridge of Sighs, built in 1614 according to the design of Antonio Contino, is a covered corridor that spans the Palace Canal, connecting the Doge’s Palace with the new prison wing. The bridge received its current name during the Romantic era, when travelers in Venice referred to the last journey of the condemned. According to legend, these condemned individuals, before entering the death cell, looked out the window with longing for the last time. The best place to observe this famous corridor is the Ponte della Paglia bridge, located right next to the southern facade of the Doge’s Palace. Alternatively, it can be admired up close during a romantic gondola ride.

Transport - How to move quickly and practically around Venice

Traveling in Venice can pose many problems. The city operates water transport. Trams called ‘vaporetto’ move along the larger canals, providing residents with transport and access to the entire city. 

The gondola is definitely one of the most interesting attractions of this city. Many tourists are eager to buy a trip to sail through the canal in a wonderful atmosphere known from movies, photos, and television. The price for a cruise ranges from 80 to 100 €. 

Emergency services encounter many difficulties; they must move by boats to reach those in need. It is very demanding, and rescuers must have great skills. 

Many residents own private boats, which allow them to move freely. Boats serve the role of cars