Venice sights, in a word, are magnificent. There is no such place in the world that can be compared to Venice. This amazing floating city is situated on more than a hundred islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, on the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. Traces of the glorious history are visible at numerous Venice sights, including marvellous Gothic and Byzantine churches and palaces. Many places to visit in Venice are accessible only by boat or gondola, but that is part of the city’s peculiar charm. Don’t delay too long your visit to this unique city, since Venice is sinking 1-2 millimetres each year (or maybe that’s just a myth to keep the tourists coming!). If you, however, get there in time, here are 8 Venerable Sights of Venice every visit must include.
1. Grand Canal
Among the 150 channels that intersect the city, the Grand Canal is the largest and major waterway in Venice, over two miles long and 30 to 90 metres wide. It is actually the busiest street in the town, if you can imagine boats instead of cars, and water instead of asphalt. The Grand Canal connects St. Mark’s Basin with a lagoon next to Santa Lucia railway station. Many remarkable buildings built from the 13th to the 18th centuries can be seen along the channel. Take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal for a true experience and see many of the Venice sights.