Families and youngsters alike love the city of Venice. Why? This unique city, with its picturesque scenery, wonderful cuisine and breathtakingly beautiful canals is stunning beyond imagination. Each intricate passageway is interlaced with its own history and secrets, offering tourists something tangible and yet amazingly intangible memories to take back home. Venice is a city like none other.
Taking In Venice In A Day
Roam around Venice and take in all its beauty through a walking and boat tour. Find your way in the city through its elaborate maze of alleys, canals, and bridges. In the tour, you will get to visit the San Marco Square, as well as the famous Doges Palace. Have an amazing cruise along the Grand Canal and learn the history of the monuments lining this waterway.
Riding The Venice Gondola
Let the Gondola ride take you seamlessly down the waterway. On this 35-minute ride, you can enjoy the sights of the city in the afternoon or evening. The traditional gondolas take off from Santa Mario del Giglio Square in Central Venice with each flotilla having a total of eight gondolas.
Your gondola ride will take you to enchanting palaces like Palazzo Barberino and many Renaissance buildings bordering the waterway.
Touring Murano, Burano, And Torcello
These vibrant islands spread around the city of Venice are famous for their handicrafts and architecture.
The island of Murano is famous for its glassware houses and skilled glass-blowers as well as a museum showcasing their talent. The island, dating back to 1291, consists of nine islets crossed by a wide canal.
The island of Torcello, dating back to 5th and 6th centuries, also houses rich a history showcased in the form of striking portico.
The island of Burano is not far behind with its colorful and intriguing fishermen houses painted in bright colors.
The Rialto market and the Rialto Bridge are both not to be missed. The Rialto market is a bit cheaper as compared to the expensive and crowded Piazza San Marco. You could also go for a long, sunny walk along the Giudecca canal.
Touring the Museums
The Museums of St. Mark’s Square, Doge Palace and the Correr Museum are all covered by a €16 admission ticket which is valid for up to 3 months. The Correr Museum houses an interesting collection of globes. At the end of the visit, do not forget to pay a visit to the museum art cafe.
Other museums worth visiting include the Mocenigo Palace, The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Museo Ebraico and Ca’ Pesaro.
Eating Your Heart Out
Alle Testiere, the renowned seafood restaurant near Santa maria Formosa, serves warm, fresh food to only 22 people in a welcoming and cozy environment. The chef churns out daily creations on the latest finds that day, straight from the fish market!
Another place to hit up is Locanda Cipriani, a charming summer lunch destination. Other notable restaurants are Osteria di Santa Marina, Da Fiore, Vini da Gigio and Ribot. Ribot offers you an amazing terrace for al fresco dining experience.