Considering the fact that over 3 million tourists stay in Venice with an average of 34000 visitors dropping by for a look everyday on the peak season ,my suggestion for this will be to use the shoulder months to the peak season . Pre planning will help you in getting good deals on hotels and some amazing offers and discounts on museum tickets, travel passes etc.
Peak Season : July – August
Off season : September – October , May – June
Fun Fact : If you focus on the walls very closely, you will realize that there is no symmetry to this structure. The reason is the marble covering the exterior of the church was stolen from Istanbul and later on stitched together as face of St. Marks.
Doge’s Palace : Doge Palace, house to the Mayor of Venice has a lot of political history to it which you will not be able to appreciate without a guide. It takes around 2 hours to take a complete tour. This Gothic masterpiece has some of the best exhibitions in the field of art and history. For photo lovers , try taking pictures of Doge Palace early in the morning with sun rising just behind it.
St. Marks Campanile : Often affectionately refered as Bell tower, it is the most commanding landmark just opposite to St.Mark’s Basilica. At 99 mts, it is the tallest building in Venice and is open to the public from where you can enjoy the superb views of the city with audio – guides. Entrance to the campanile costs €6. Since the whole city of Venice is built on mud and wood (not much sturdy base for buildings, it is no surprise that the tower crumbled in 1902 and then rebuilt with an entire replica of original.
Bridges : The car free streets of Venice is made up of 118 islands, separated by 177 canals and linked by 416 bridges. Of all the bridges there are some must sees.
Rialto Bridge is one of the oldest bridges and most photographed bridge that crosses the Grand Canal.
Accademia Bridge, a.k.a. the Ponte dell’Accademia, is an important wooden pedestrian thoroughfare across Venice’s Grand Canal.You can capture beautiful pictures of Gondolas passing in canal while standing over this bridge.