Piazza San Marco: located in the centre of the city, it is considered the heart of the city. It hosts a large number of festivals and shows. Napoleon Bonaparte himself considered it to be the most beautiful square in Europe. And the truth is that he was not wrong, since this majestic square houses the Basilica of San Marcos, which gives it a special beauty together with other of the most important buildings in the city. Napoleon Bonaparte himself considered St. Mark's Square to be the most beautiful square in Europe.
St. Mark's Basilica: located in St. Mark's Square and conceived as the centre of Venetian religious life. It is free to visit but there are certain areas that require the purchase of a ticket, such as the museum, the treasury and the "Golden Spade".
Doge's Palace: one of the main historical symbols of Venice and another of the buildings in St. Mark's Square. To get to know the Doge's Palace in depth, it's best to sign up for a guided tour in which, with the help of a guide, you will be able to learn all the secrets hidden in this work of art.
Bridge of Sighs: a Baroque construction that gives access to the dungeons of the palace. Its name refers to the fact that when the prisoners passed over it, it was the last time they saw the sky before being imprisoned. Access to the bridge is only possible from the Doge's Palace.
Rialto Bridge: this is considered the oldest of all the bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice and for many years was the most important economic centre of the city. Visiting the bridge is a good option at any time of the day since the views are always beautiful.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco: surely you know the Sistine Chapel and its importance for the city of Rome. Well, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is to Venice what the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is to Rome. This building houses works of art of all kinds. The price of the visit is around €10 and the opening hours are from 9.30 to 17.30 .
Basilica of Santa Maria della Salud: this chapel was built to mark the end of the plague epidemic. Its dome is the most striking feature since it can be seen from any point in the city. Inside the sacristy is the painting of "The Wedding at Cana" which is always interesting to see. Admission to the basilica is free but to enter the sacristy you have to pay an entrance fee of €4 for adults and €2 for children.
Descalzos Bridge: one of the bridges that crosses the Grand Canal, with a single arch and built entirely of stone. It was inaugurated in 1934 and replaced an old iron bridge built in 1858.
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Gardens We all know the charm of Venice but one thing that stands out about it is that it is a very green city. Although it is commonly associated only with its canals, the central area is full of gardens and parks open to the public. Among these are the following.
Biennale Gardens: the Biennale is a cultural foundation and is surrounded by these gardens, which leave no visitor indifferent. Inside, there are various pavilions that house sculptures and works of art of incalculable value.
Royal Gardens: during the 19th century they were known as the Napoleonic Gardens. They are public parks that are very close to St. Mark's Square. Admission is free and they are designed and decorated to provide walks with tranquillity and harmony.
Remembrance Park: one of the most significant parks in the city. It was built to commemorate those soldiers who lost their lives during the Second World War and each tree planted here pays homage to one of them.