Venice is a landmark on its own, unique and intriguing since its humble beginnings until the present day. Venice seduces and captivates with its architecture, culture, and omnipresent ambiance of quaint romance. You will never struggle for the things to do in Venice...

A swamp might seem like a strange place to build one of the greatest cities in Italian history. Yet, it’s not as surprising considering the circumstances. Following the fall of the Roman Empire, Italian mainland suffered from frequent Barbarian rampages. Hence, the first people to settle in the Venetian lagoon came to look for a safe refuge. The settlers craftily improved their swampy circumstances by building a “terra semi-firma” with wood pylons driven a thirty meters (100 feet) into the wet sand. The more invaders came, the more people sought sanctuary in the lagoon.

The six kilometers (three miles) of shallow water between Venice and mainland protected the city for over 1400 years. It isolated it not only from the invaders but also often quarrelsome Italian political life. It stayed unaffected by imperialist warfare, feudalism, and territorial disputes. Instead, the city turned its attention to the East, the home of rich markets such as Alexandria and Constantinople. Gradually Venice grew into a commercial empire.

Venice’s political, economic, and cultural prosperity peaked in Middle Ages. This is when Venice became a city of art, culture, and innovation. One of the great markers in its history was the election of the first Doge of Venice, a step that was way ahead its time. The second pivotal event was bringing relics of Saint Mark from Alexandria and, consequently, the construction of Saint Mark’s Basilica.

Things to do in Venice

Venice has been called many names: The Floating city, City of Bridges, and the City of Love… You can make your trip romantic, educational, exploratory or all of the above. It is truly up to you which alluring aspect of Venice you want to experience because all of them will astound you. Scroll down to discover all the amazing things to do in Venice!


St Mark’s Basilica Tour and special entry to the terrace
St Mark’s Basilica Tour (Skip the line Access)

Dropping by Venice anytime soon? Book St Mark’s Basilica Tour with us and get a special access to the terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica!

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Visit masterpiece of Gothic architecture by Doge’s Palace Tour
Doge’s Palace Tour (Skip the line Access)

Visiting Venice? Grasp the essence of the city with the informative Doge's Palace Tour and save precious time otherwise wasted in never-ending queues!

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45.00 Per Person
Venice Walking Tour and Doge's Palace tour
Venice Walking Tour including Doge’s Palace Tour

Book your Venice Walking Tour with fast-track access to the splendid Doge's Palace today! Waste no time in queues, see the best of Venice in 3 hours!

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55.00 Per Person

Venice tours from florence
Full Day in Venice from Florence

Explore the narrow and romantic streets along the canals in Venice. Book the top guided Venice Tours and see what tourists normally don't see!

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99.00 Per Person
gondola tour venice
Venice Gondola and Secret Canal Tour

Book now Gondola Tour Venice including Secret Canal Tour and enjoy with officially licensed gondolier who will steer you to the city’s most important sites.

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25.00 Per Person

St Mark’s Basilica Tickets so you can see the most famous sestiere

St Mark’s Basilica Skip The Line Tickets

Our Ticket includes skipping the line entry to the basilica and St Mark’s museum. Book your St Mark’s Basilica Tickets online to save yourself time & hustle.

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 Things to visit in venice Doge’s Palace Tickets

Doge’s Palace Tickets | Skip the Line

Make sure you get to see the cream of all Venetian attractions & book Doge's Palace tickets in advance! Includes skip-the-line entry & no hidden fees!

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