Local guides about the best sights in Venice

Although poets and artists have been praising this amazing city for centuries, no one has been able to fully convey the beauty of Venice. The combination of the white marble of the palaces, the aquamarine waters of the lagoon and the turquoise sky fascinates tourists: every year around 14 million people from all over the world come to Venice to take sightseeing tours around its historic centre, ride gondolas and take countless photographs. All excursions (with or without a personal guide) in Venice are exclusively on foot, because in this city there are no cars and no public transport, except water transport.

What to see

One of the advantages of Venice is the possibility to see the most famous cultural monuments in one day. However, if you don't want to miss any of its sights, it's worth buying some excursions in English and spending more time getting to know the city. It's impossible to go to Venice and not see:

  • St Mark's Square. This square has become a symbol of the city, and its architectural ensemble has no equivalents in beauty;
  • St Mark's Basilica. The facade of the cathedral founded in IX century is in Byzantine style and decorated with unique sculptures, and the walls, floor and ceiling inside the cathedral are covered with mosaics;
  • Doge's Palace. The former residence of the rulers of Venice has been turned into a museum;
  • Campanile, the bell tower of St. Mark's Cathedral, with a fantastic view of the city from the observation point;
  • Bridge of Sighs. It got its name because it connects the prison with the Doge's Palace, where the prisoners were prosecuted;
  • Rialto Bridge. The snow-white bridge across the Grand Canal is famous for its beauty and antiquity;
  • Grand Canal More than a hundred palaces rise on its embankments, and almost every one of them is a masterpiece of architecture.

Among other museums and monuments, the Gallerie dell'Accademia with its collection of Venetian paintings, La Fenice Theatre, the churches of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Santa Maria della Salute deserve special attention.

What to do

Walks through the historical districts of the city in the company of the English-speaking guide are especially attractive due to the purely Venetian entertainment. Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • ride a gondola or at least a vaporetto (water tram);
  • try on the famous Venetian mask;
  • to have a gelato ice cream;
  • take part in the carnival;
  • go up to Campanile and make selfies against the background of the city;
  • visit one of the islands.

You can always order an individual tour of Venice as well as Murano Island and other islands on the Excurzilla portal, and the excursion program can be adjusted to your wishes.

Available tours in other cities: Alba, Monreale, Chianti Hills, San Gimignano, Burano, Brescia, Taormina, Catania, Rome, Syracuse, Lecce, Pienza, Florence, Ostuni, Padova, Murano, Palau, Positano, Milan, Civitavecchia

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