Every once in a while I browse the internet looking for exotic dream destinations I’d love to travel as I build up my bucketlist and one of those places is Venice — the magical city on the water. Venice is a remarkable tourist destination with fascinating history and spectacular architecture, it is said that this Italian city provides all the romance and charm that anyone could dream of.
Venice is somewhere I’d love to travel to, from taking a boat right through the canals and visiting the iconic landmarks to tasting the amazing Italian food. Below is a list of all the things I must do if I ever got the chance to visit this beautiful city.
Walk inside St Mark’s Basilica
Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It is the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. The landmark cathedral might just be the single most iconic building in the entire city and rumour has it that the cathedral looks just as breath-taking inside, although I am not catholic, just looking at these images have me in absolute awe, I have a real love historical architecture, therefore It’d be a truly mesmerising experience to visit the real thing up close in it’s truest form.
Take a gondola ride down the grand canal
The Grand Canal is an iconic canal in Venice. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. Taking a gondola ride down the grand canal is just one of the many romantic attractions in Venice that I’d like to some day experience.
Meander the winding streets of Venice
Venice is known by several names, one of which is the ‘Floating City’. This is due to the fact that the city of Venice consists of 118 small islands connected by numerous canals and bridges. Yet, the buildings in Venice were not built directly on the islands. Instead, they were built upon wooden platforms that were supported by wooden stakes driven into the ground. For me the streets of Venice are a piece of art, the buildings are so vibrant and full of colour.
The Italian cuisine
Who doesn’t love pizza? Pizza is definitely my favourite cheat day treat. I love all kinds of pizza, pizza with vegetables, meat pizza and Hawaiian pizza therefore visiting Italy, the homeland of pizza and stuffing my face with the largest pizza, is an absolute must do for me.
The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice. Id love to visit this bridge for two particular reasons. Firstly, it’s beautiful architecture, the enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. And secondly it’s history, the bridge connects the Doge’s Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. Legend has it that the bridge earned its name from the fact that prisoners who crossed through it, on the way to their prison cells or the execution chamber, would sigh as they caught their last glimpses of Venice through the tiny windows.