Explore Venice and neighbouring island Lido during hot summerdays, though it is a crowded place you will surely love it. Venice is very romantic due to all the canals and old bridges and buildings and as a very popular city there are lots of hotels. I recommend combining city sightseeing in Venice with beach time in Lido.
Travel smoothly from San Marco with vaporetto lines 1, 2 or 14. Line 14 goes straight between San Marco and Lido without stops and just takes about 15 minutes. There are both private beaches and public beaches on the Lido island, the private beaches charges you for sunbeds but are more clean than some public beaches.
- Rialto and Ponte dell’Academia , magnificent bridges over the Grand Canal.
- Bridge of Sighs / Ponte dei Sospiri , a small bridge from the 1600s on a slope between two buildings, one of which is a prison and the other is the Doge’s Palace containing interrogation. The prisoners passed Sighs Bridge after being questioned.
- St. Mark’s Square , Piazza San Marco, is worth to see standing in the middle of the square. With its architecture you will be astonished that they are all made between the 1300s to the 1600s, the Basilica of San Marco , the Doge’s Palace, the bell tower Torre dei Fiori and the Campanile are all very impressive.