Burano is a beautiful Venetian island reached easily by a 40 minute Vaporetto ride. Take a leisurely stroll around the streets filled with brightly coloured houses. The main piazza has a range of restaurants offering the perfect opportunity to try Burano biscuits, chocolate salami or a glass of Spritz.
Is one of the four bridges that go over the Grand Canal and is the oldest. It has great significance to the Rialto market, with many high end shops on the bridge. Rich pickings for any visitor to the city.
One of the most famous Opera houses in Europe, it has a great history of world class musicians and composers putting on performances. The Opera house has not been free of trouble, in 1836 the building as stuck down by fire but was quickly rebuilt by the family owners. Its well worth a visit if you are in the city.
The Bridge of Sighs connects the Doge’s Palace with the new prison. It has a very famous history and used to be the last view the convicted prisoners saw before their sentence was carried out. Well worth seeing from inside and out.
This is a master piece of Gothic architecture, built between the 14th and 15th century the building has undergone many changes throughout the years taking on influences from each time period. The museum and rooms inside are well worth visiting giving detailed knowledge of the cities history and culture.
While the famous tourist attractions are well worth a visit, one of the best things to do in Venice is explore the charming backstreets. Narrow winding passage ways and tiny bridges each with their own personality lead to attractive squares or ‘campos’ where you can often find a water fountain and orientate yourself if armed with a good map which is advisable. Leave plenty of time for wandering and soaking up the Venetian atmosphere sitting on the canal side as the gondolas pass by to see the real life heart of Venice. Food and drink prices are also considerably cheaper here than the main tourist areas for just as good, if not better quality.