The heart of Venice
Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) is a day’s worth of sights in itself. In particular, the Campanile – the bell tower to St Mark’s Basilica – has a lift to the top, where great views can be enjoyed. The basilica itself is a real east-meets-west affair, where Ottoman-inspired onion-shaped domes show how Venice was shaped as a multicultural capital over 1,000 years. Just next door, the Doge’s Palace offers a must-see museum experience.