24 Hours In Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and there is so much to see and do while there, but what does one see and do if they only have 24 hours in Venice? Here is a list of the top five must-see things in Venice:

1. St. Mark’s Basilica.

The first thing one notices upon approaching this extraordinary feat of architecture is the huge domes and different color marble pillars. Inside, it is the beautiful mosaics that reach from floor to ceiling that enthrall visitors. There is no admission price to wander around the basilica but there are a couple of museums within it that require a small entry fee.

2. Grand Canal Tour.

Take a cruise on the number 1 water-bus, or Vaporetto as they are locally called, and cruise the length of the Grand Canal where you will see beautiful bridges, gardens, buildings and spectacular views of the city that one cannot see while simple walking around.

3. See the city from the top of the Campanile.

SANY5586 There is an elevator in this bell tower that takes guests on a short ride to the top where they can see both the basilica and the piazza and also some great views of the city.

4. Spend a few hours shopping at the Rialto Market.

Even if you have no plans to buy anything, just wandering around this market is exciting. A variety of local favorites is available as well as fresh, local produce and fish.

5. St. Mark’s Square.

DSCN1645 The best time to visit St. Mark’s Square is either very early in the morning or late at night if you want to see it where there are not a lot of crowds. The area is known as the social, political and religious center of Venice and while there, visitors see a beautiful clock tower and ancient architecture. The Square is known locally as a meeting place and area where locals and visitors alike can congregate and drink coffee, read, relax in the sun and enjoy the exciting surroundings of what has become known as one of Europe’s greatest urban spaces.

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