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Group Travel 101

Venice: Fascinating Free Sights

By: Liz Patterson

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Venice, Italy, but are discouraged by its reputation for being a stylish and “expensive” city. With the economy the way it is, many people are looking to save money wherever they can. However, this should not keep you from experiencing the wonders and excitement of travel. There is a variety of fascinating sights to be seen in Venice for free. From the Grand Canal to the Basilica di San Marco, you can fill up your time in Venice without breaking your budget, leaving you with money to spend on hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

Basilica di San Marco

St. Mark’s Basilica is a beautiful, elaborate structure filled with treasures taken by Venetian merchants from Constantinople and other intriguing places in the days of the Christian Crusades. With ancient sculptures, paintings, and other works of art, the basilica is a sight you will not want to miss. If you have a love of architecture and art, you will be thrilled by the exquisite basilica. Or if you love culture or history, you will find things to fascinate and delight you here. Or if you are simply a tourist wishing to get a feel for the wondrous city of Venice, you will have to make sure that the Basilica di San Marco is on your list of sights to see.

Piazza San Marco

The Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark’s Square, is one of the coolest squares in Europe. The huge piazza is full of other fun-seeking tourists having the time of their lives in beautiful Venice. Sit at cozy café tables and listen to the orchestra play while sipping your drink. The Piazza San Marco is a fabulous place to shop, sight-see, people watch, and feed pigeons. Some travelers to Venice will claim that there are as many pigeons as people in St. Mark’s Square.

Canale Grande

The Canale Grande, or Grand Canal, is the sort of main street of Venice. The two-and-half-mile-long curving waterway follows an ancient riverbed from the Tronchetto parking island, the Piazzale Roma transit center, and the Santa Lucia railroad station station to Piazza San Marco and St. Mark's Basin. An adventure and wonder-filled experience you will definitely not want to miss is to take a ride in a No.1 vaporetto down the canal. While cruising the Grand Canal you can see the style and beauty of Venice and admire the impressive buildings and ancient palaces lining the canal.

If you don’t have time or a desire for a trip down the Grand Canal, you can see it from one of the bridge that cross it. You will find Ponte di Scalzi just upstream from the railroad station and the Rialto Bridge approximately halfway up the canal. The famous Accademia Bridge is the last bridge to cross the canal before you reach St. Mark’s Basin.

There are many, many more fun and fascinating sights to be seen in Venice, Italy. These are just a few that you can experience on a limited budget. So don’t be discourage from traveling to Venice just because of its reputation for being expensive. You are promised to have a great time and see many amazing sights for free.

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