Venice is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. Full of history and charm, it is indeed a destination you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. Whether you come alone, with your friends or family or with your lover, you will simply love this city that is totally special and unique.
What to do in Venice?
Depending on how long you want to stay, there are thousands of things to do in Venice. If you’re passionate about history, you have to visit Doge’s Palace in the San Marco Square. Here you can see Casanova’s jail and the 500 year old roof, among other fascinating things. Also, a must see is the Clock Tower, also in the San Marco Square, and the Bell Tower of St. Mark. For those passionate about religion, the St. Mark Basilica is also the perfect spot to see.
Otherwise, if you’re not interested in sightseeing, you really need to take some wonderful pictures with the bridges and the canal there. Sunset and sunrise are the best moments for that. You can also take the famous gondolas and listen to the local music, or take one of the ships around for more sightseeing in different parts of the lagoon.
Culturally speaking, the place is full of museums. There is the Museum in St. Mark’s Square, the Jewish Museum, La Fenice Theater and even the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Whichever museum you would visit, the place is full of art and history enough for everyone to soak in. This is a memorable place which will make you feel culturally richer after visiting it.
What to Eat?
Unfortunately, the reviews for most restaurants here are quite disappointing. It is even said that here you can find the worst pizza in Italy. However, for a pizza in an American style you can go to Quanta Basta, a place that serves a type of pizza familiar to you. However, if you look well enough, you can find some truly awesome eateries around. Other specialties you can try are polenta, a dish made with corn meal, or risotto with a side dish of cuttlefish ink sauce. Careful with the prices though, because it’s common to find that the dishes you have ordered cost much more than you have seen in the menu due to the quantity of the fish, pasta or whatever you ordered.
If you want a crazy night life in Venice, Piazza san Marco is not the right place anymore. You can find two vivid areas in Campo Santa Margherita and Erbaria. But just to make sure you don’t ruin your night, check out the places you want to head to before, to be sure that they are open at the time you want to visit them. Also, it is advisable to have a specific budget before going out in the town just to prevent any kind of unpleasant incidents. If you go to places around the university, it is possibly to find special prices for students and therefore spend less money.