Are you going to Italy? Venice is a beautiful, ancient city with quite a long history. If you’re going to vacation in Venice, you’ll have a lot of activities from which to choose. Here is our list of 15 top things to do:

1. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica

This renowned landmark church is located on the famous piazza of the same name and is quite easily accessible from the popular Grand Canal. It was constructed in 1092 in honor of the evangelist Saint Mark whose remains were smuggled out of Alexandria in barrels of pork by two Venetians intent on burying them in Venice.

Even today this church is one of the most important religious structures in all of Northern Italy and the most popular remaining example of Italian Byzantine architecture. Don’t miss the artwork on the ornate domed ceiling.

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