pass by the well-preserved facades of leading Venetian family palaces and catch sight of some famous attractions including the Rialto Bridge, home of many favorite Venice photographs, and the Piazza San Marco. The Bridge of Sighs is a more infamous Venetian Bridge, running from the Doge's Palace to the prison across the canal, and you'll have the chance to see it up close while visiting the Doge's Palace, once home to Venice's rulers and now home to treasured works of art and frescos.
The artwork is one of the biggest draws and most unforgettable aspects of Venice. Renaissance art and architecture is all over the city, painted on frescos at the palaces and the high ceilings of its churches and basilicas. At the Gallerie dell'Accademia, you'll be able to take a chronological tour of Venetian art from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Venice's history as a sea power is also reflected in the Arsenal, the secretive shipyard where its fleets were constructed from the 1100s to the 1600s, which is now open for tours. Tours are a great way to make the most of your stay in Venice timeshares, allowing you to see the best sites around the city while also learning about and appreciating the history behind what you are seeing.
Nothing sums up the nightlife in Venice quite like a romantic gondola ride through the canals with a loved one. While the city is not especially known for its nightlife, the bustling year-round tourist trade means there will always be something to do after dark. Jazz bars and cocktail clubs dot the tourist sections of the city, particularly Lido and the Dorsoduro district. Lido is also the beach district by day, the perfect place to take a family and kids.
Venice is a popular place to travel year-round, but certain times of year tend to be busier than others. Spring and summer are the two busiest seasons, so you'll want to plan your activities carefully and look for tours off the beaten track to avoid crowds. By September through December, the crowds thin out, giving you more time to appreciate what you see around the city.