A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Venice
Situated in the north of Italy and spreading over 117 islands, Venice possesses 150 canals and 400 bridges that magnificently mark its incredible setting.
It is without doubt one of the most fascinating and romantic places in the world.
The city possesses truly excellent sights with masterpieces like the elegant and finely ornamented Basilica San Marco or the Doge's Palace with its breath-taking ceilings.
Venice is the best city worldwide due to its stunning location, its unique landscape and rigorously car-free (and bike-free) extensive pedestrian zones.
Finding the right time to visit can be quite tricky.
Venice is often overcrowded with tourists; it has high tides, which cause regular flooding and smell problems caused by the stagnating waters in the canals.
In addition, Venice is very expensive, it has hardly any parks at all and the shopping and nightlife do not offer much variety.
4.5/10 [0.264 Mio.]
B. Best Things To Do in Venice (Detailed List with Photos and Information)
These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 8.55/10.
BASILICA SAN MARCO (St Mark's Basilica) 9
Exceptionally elegant from outside and endowed with a golden mosaic interior St Mark's Basilica is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful and unique churches in the world.
Mixing eastern and western building styles, the cathedral, which was built in the eleventh century, is one of the best examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.
Cathedral (World Heritage Site since 1987)
PALAZZO DUCALE (Doge's Palace) 7
This iconic palace was once home to the doge, the elected leader of Venice.
Highlights include the gorgeous pink-and-white marble façade, the Senate Chamber (Sala del Senato) and the Grand Council Chamber (Sala del Maggiore Consigli) with its beautiful frescoes, the Golden Staircase and the Bridge of Sighs.
Historic Building (World Heritage Site since 1987)