Italy was the third most visited destination from all over the world in the year 2023 with almost 50 million tourists, only behind France and Spain. The transalpine country has endless wonders, in fact it is the one with the most declared places It has a World Heritage Site, with 58. Cities like Rome, Florence or Naples These are just some of the places that leave those who venture to visit them speechless, and one cannot be missing from that list. most special cities on the planet: Venice.

The capital of Veneto It is characterized by its impressive canals that divide it into small ‘islands’, which has made it one of the tourist capitals of Europe. In addition, it can be accessed very cheaply, which makes it even more crowded. For this reason, local authorities have taken several decisions regarding the entry of visitors to Venice, something that must be taken into account if you want to get to know this spectacular Italian city.


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The essential places to visit in Venice

St. Mark's Square.
St. Mark’s Square.

Venice is one of the cities with more wonders per square meter. One of the most emblematic places of the Italian city is the St. Mark’s Square, which dates back to the 9th century and around which the most symbolic buildings of the capital of Veneto are erected, such as the enormous Basilica, the bell tower almost 100 meters high or the impressive Ducal Palace, a perfect example of the Venetian Gothic style and which is one of the most imposing buildings in this historic place, or the Bridge of Sighs, that It unites it with the old dungeons.

In Venice, right next to St. Mark's Basilica we find this palace where the Doge lived, the city's highest official when Venice was a powerful city-state.
Doge’s Palace in Venice.

Far from the square, where the incredible Torre dell’ Orologio, There are also many spectacular places to visit, such as the Great channel or the spectacular La Fenice theater, one of the most famous in the world. Nor should you miss the extraordinary Rialto bridge, another of the most famous in Venice, nor the Basilica of Saint John and Saint Paul, an imposing Gothic temple from the 14th century. Furthermore, you cannot leave Venice without ride one of its famous gondolas, that travel through the hundreds of canals so that passengers can contemplate the extraordinary beauty of the city.

Venice itinerary

Gondola passing under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice
Gondola passing under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice

The ideal thing to know Venice in all its splendor is to be, at least three days. On the day of arrival you can visit St. Mark’s Square and enter the incredible buildings that surround it, such as the basilica or the Doge’s Palace. The second day can be dedicated to learning about the less touristy Venetian corners and the furthest from the city center, while the third is ideal for making a excursion to Murano and Burano, the cradles of glass art.

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What is the best time to travel to Venice?

It must be taken into account that starting this year, and on very specific dates, the Venetian authorities will begin to charge an entrance fee of five euros tourists who do not spend the night in the city, which is why it is crucial to choose carefully the dates on which you travel to the Italian city. The best months to travel to Venice are April, May and October, since they coincide with the last remnants of spring and the first vestiges of autumn, which means that there is a Nice time and the city is not so full of tourists like in the summer.

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