- Venice is a set of 118 islands separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges.
- St. Mark’s Square is one of the most culturally relevant squares in the world.
- At more than three centuries old, the world’s oldest coffeehouse is in Venice.
Made up of 118 islands and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Venice draws thousands of tourists each year due to its wholly unique geography where winding streets give way to bridges over countless canals. Without a doubt, this Italian city has earned its reputation for romanticism. But Venice has so much more to offer than candlelit dinners and gondola rides, which you’ll discover below.
Go on a Venice Adventure
If you’re visiting Venice for the first time, you might be tempted to visit one of the hundreds of tourist attractions in the most unique city in the world. Try this option instead: Check your bags into the hotel and head out the door.
Venice is a city with countless attractions. While you can plan to visit the significant locations (such as the ones listed here), there is much more to discover if you hit the cobblestone walkways and begin an adventure.
A word of caution, however: Venice is small as far as cities are concerned, but waterways and canals honeycomb the city, and the roads and alleyways aren’t much better. Go on an adventure, but bring a GPS or a map with you.