The historic city of Venice is one of the most visited places in Europe, and for good reason. The city is the capital of Veneto, a northern region of Italy. Famous for its historically significant sites and architecture, it’s impossible to run out of things to do and places to see in this magical city.  From sampling the local cuisine to taking a gondola down the Grand Canal, a trip to Venice is a trip of a lifetime.

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01Spend Time in St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica

Some of the most popular and famous tourist destinations, St. Mark’s Square and its accompanying Basilica are must-sees. The impressive architecture of the Basilica dates back to 1092, and one look at it will make you understand why it’s such a renowned building. Give yourself plenty of time to marvel at the ornate decorations of the building and the amazing art that adorns it.

St. Mark’s Square is one of the best places to start your adventure in Venice as it’s home to some of the most important sights. When you’ve seen all there is to see, relax with an espresso and some live music in the square.

View of piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy.