Venice is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region and one of the 118 islands on the Venetian Lagoon. Venice is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world as well as home to many historical sites such as monuments, museums, and churches. It is fondly called the “City of Bridges” and “City of Canals” because of the hundreds of canals and bridges built within the city. Some travelers also call it “The Floating City” because it sits predominantly on water.
Venice is home to many must-see historical and cultural attractions and for tourists there are a lot of things to do in Venice while on vacation in the beautiful city.
The whole of Venice is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an open-air museum to visitors. When you go on a holiday in Venice, you can visit plenty of galleries, museums, and churches that depict the rich culture and history of the city.
The first thing that almost every holiday visitor does is to explore the many romantic canals of Venice through a delightful and memorable gondola ride. A gondola is an old Venetian boat that used to be the primary mode of transportation around the city.
Late spring and early summer are great times to visit Venice. Fall is also a wonderful time to take your special Venetian holiday, but be careful to plan your visit around acqua alta, the high water that tends to strike during this season. Regardless of when you travel to the City of Love there are always things to do in Venice, but there are also some highlights during the year that a tourist can experience.
If you want to experience the world-class Venice Film Festival, plan your trip to Venice around late August to early September. The Venice Film Festival is the oldest international film fest in the whole world. Read more about the Film Festival on the official website.
The Carnival of Venice is also a famous annual celebration in the city. This is a popular festivity where people wear colorful masks and costumes. If you want to join the carnival, book your holiday to Venice around February or March. At the Carnival of Venice official website you can read more about the event.
For sports enthusiasts, you can participate in the Venice Marathon if you go to the city. The Venice Marathon is an annual race take usually takes place in October, with a scenic course through the city. To take part in the Venice Marathon you need to plan in advance and register on the official website.
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