Venice is one of the most popular destinations for travelers who choose to visit Italy. This beautiful city has a rich and interesting history, and this is one of the main reasons why people choose to visit. It is considered a romantic city to visit and the highlights of a trip here are visiting the historical buildings of the city which are stunning examples of Italian architecture and a fantastic way to learn about Venetian culture. If history and architecture are not something you find interesting, there are plenty of other things you can do to have a wonderful time in this amazing city. Here are five fun things to do in Venice.
1. Visit During the Carnival
If possible, you should try to visit this city when the Venice Carnival is taking place. This spectacular event takes place 40 days before Easter each year. Those involved in the carnival wear colorful outfits and Venetian masks. The event is filled with music and entertainment making it huge fun for spectators.
2. Take a Gondola Ride
A visit to Venice is not complete without taking a ride on a gondola. Venice is famous for its canals and sailing down the waterways on a gondola is an interesting way to see the sights of the city. These are a little pricey, so if you want a similar experience on a budget, you may prefer to take a traghetto as these are a cheaper alternative.
3. Try Canal Kayaking
Another fun experience to try on Venice’s canals is kayaking. An experienced instructor will take you out on the canals for some water-based fun. This is a fun activity for all the family, especially for those who enjoy spending time outdoors.
4. Go to Venice’s Islands
Venice has many small islands and each has something different to offer. Therefore, you will find an island with something you find interesting regardless of your personal preferences. Murano is the island where the famous Murano glass is made and it is possible to take a tour and learn how the masters create their beautiful pieces. Burano is an island that is famous for lacemaking, so this is another fantastic place to visit if you are interested in the creative arts.
5. Learn How to Make a Venetian Mask
Masks are typically associated with Venice as they have played an important role in the history of this city. You can learn the art of decorating a Venetian mask at Ca’ Macana. Specialist artisans will teach you all the techniques of embellishing masks.
6. Sample the Gelato
The gelato in Venice is some of the best in the country. Revert back to your childhood by sitting in the streets sampling some of the many flavors on offer or relax in the sunshine in one of Venice’s beautiful parks. The best place to buy your Gelato is Boutique del Gelato in Salizzada San Lio.
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