Synonymous with romance, Venice gives you the opportunity to get lost among the crowds, lazing back on one of the many gondolas, and just watching life go by. But it’s not just a place to get your romance on! In fact, there are so many things to do that can satisfy your need for art, culture, and of course, lots and lots of food!
The Best Things To Do
You can’t go to Venice without seeing the Grand Canal. It can be an incredibly crowded place, especially during the commutes. But if you go during the night, you can see all the regal palaces lit up, making Venice twinkle with that extra bit of romance. On the other hand, if you want to get your fill of art, the Venice Biennale takes place every two years and shows off the city as even more of a canvas of color and culture than normal. This year’s event started on May 11 and will finish November 24. If you are looking for something quiet, and want to avoid the throngs of people. Castello is a quiet region 15 minutes away from San Marco square. Here you can find food markets to satisfy your cravings, as well as independent businesses and canals of a much quieter nature.
The Types Of Transport
Apart from the famed gondola rides, you can hire a water taxi, the Vaporetto ship, as well as the monorail. But if you want to take a more leisurely approach to Venice, you can walk around. Beware; you are likely to get lost! So make sure you aren’t booked to go on a specific train.
What You Must Eat
Food is everything in Italy. If you are looking to sample a wide variety of Italian delicacies, Venice gives you plenty of opportunities. If you are looking for something traditional to Venice, you’ve got quite a few options. The Cicchetti is typical Venetian antipasti, finger foods that come with a glass of wine. Very similar to the Spanish tapas, if you are someone with an insatiable appetite, this antipasti isn’t just cheap, it’s very filling! And as Venice is on the river, there is an abundance of fish. The Baccalà Mantecato is one of the most important traditional foods in Venice that consists of stockfish, olive oil, and some seasoning. As well as this, Schie, a type of shrimp, is served with polenta. If you have the money, take advantage of this expensive staple of the Venetian diet. As the fish is difficult to find these days, it’s quite a delicacy.
A Couple Of Things You Must Know
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world, but it’s also full to the brim with tourists. Get this in your mind, especially if you plan on seeing St. Mark’s Square or the Rialto Bridge. The best time to see Venice is before 7 in the morning, and after midnight. This could be a very long day for you. Gondolas can be quite expensive, so if you’re looking for the traditional experience of the canals, it’s worth sharing it with other tourists!