Known to be built on a foundation of planks on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is arguably one of the most charming tourist spots in the world. Replete with museums, quaint buildings, and romantic parks and bridges, Venice indeed, has more tourists than citizens, a testimony to the worldwide reputation it enjoys. Though the compact city can easily be traversed on foot, a car rental in Venice would enable you to tour each facet of this fabulous city at your leisure and in comfort.
Whether it is the Bell Tower of St. Mark or the Doge’s Palace where you’d find a five hundred year old roof in its pristine glory, Venice is a quintessential tourist’s delight. The San Marco Square, known to be the city’s most delightful square, also boasts of the Clock Tower, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco art facade by eminent artist Tintoretto. The Rialto Market, the Rialto Bridge, and the Giudecca Canal are bustling places where you can shop, eat, celebrate, and take in lovely glimpses of the Adriatic Sea from the Bay.
Venice boasts of many churches and is a premier Gothic architectural delight. Amongst the best churches here, Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of the most imposing structures in the city with the immense frescoes and paintings that adorn its walls, is a must-visit site. San Giacomo di Rialto and Santa Maria de Miracoli are two other churches that you must visit with a car for rent in Venice. Architecture aficionadas would also love the gorgeous San Simone Piccolo Church overlooking the Canal.
Canals are an important navigation route through the Venice cityscape. There is no better way of exploring the splendid city than with a gondola ride. Though most gondolas are overpriced, a bit of haggling could fetch you a cost effective trip down the canal for a superb view of the Venetian cityscape. Vaporettos are water buses that are cheaper and fun, too.
Venice has a lot of neighboring islands, where you might find splendid sights and ageless monuments. You could try ferrying trips to places like Jesolo, Padua, San Lazzaro, The Lido, Murano, and many others. Other towns in the Venetian mainland that can easily be traversed with a car for hire in Venice include Burano and Mestre, which are close by. Venice is truly a class apart when it comes to tourism spots and a breathtaking place to vacation in. You’d definitely have an exhilarating time here with family and friends.
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