There are four landmarks on St Mark’s Square that date back to the pre-renaissance period and those include the Basilica, the Ducale Palace, and the two tall columns in the Piazzetta of the Piazza San Marco.
If you are visiting Venice but are on a budget, then book your stay in a hotel that is not so close to its main historic centre!
Although the Venetian gondola rowing boat used to be used for centuries as the main method of transport in Venice, it now mainly serves as a tourist ride.
In the old days, everyone was able to participate in the rowing boat races held at the Historical Reggata in September on Venice’ Canal Grande, however now the races are only open to Venetian rowers. It would be a fun thing to do to watch this historical traditional event while on tour in Venice.