TOP 10 Amazing Things to do in Venice Italy

TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy

TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy – Venice is a city unique in the world and there is no doubt that it is worthy of a visit, but what are the best things to do in Venice? Here is our list:

  1. Take a Vaporetto ticket and go around Venice by boat
  2. Grand Canal Venice Italy
  3. Visit San Marco Square (Piazza San Marco)
  4. Visit the Rialto bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
  5. Visit Palazzo Ducale the palace in San Marco Square (Piazza San Marco)
  6. Museo di San Marco
  7. Burano
  8. Murano
  9. Torre dell’Orologio or Clock tower
  10. San Barnaba Church

TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy

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The palaces of Venice from its canals with the Vaporetto

The first thing to do in Venice is to admire the beauty of this city and the buildings that overlook and that are located along its canals. How can you see them at their best but with minimal effort?

First of all, I recommend that you tour Venice by Vaporetto. The Vaporetto is a small boat that allows you to move comfortably around the city. Various Vaporetto lines allow you to reach different points of the city. You may have to get off at a stop and take another Vaporetto to your destination to reach a specific destination. It is a bit like the buses or subways of other cities but on the water.

Using the Vaporetto, you can admire the beauty of Venice, its palaces, and buildings that directly overlook the canals without walking too long. And then certain views or corners of Venice can only be seen by navigating on its canals.

So first buy the ticket for the boat called “Vaporetto”. Since the best way to get to Venice is by train, as the Venezia Santa Lucia train station is located right inside the city, the Venezia Santa Lucia train station is probably your starting point for the visit.

Venezia Santa Lucia train station is a perfect starting point because the Vaporetto ticket office is located right in front of the station. The following image was taken right at the exit of the Venice Santa Lucia train station: in the image behind us, we have the train station and in front of us, we have what we see in the photo. As you can see, the Vaporetto stop and the ticket office are right in front of you, a few steps from the station.

One day in Venice. What should I do on my first day in Venice? Venice vaporetto ticket office train station

Using the Vaporetto is ideal for starting your visit to Venice because it gives you three advantages:

  1. a better view of the City
  2. you move faster
  3. you don’t get too tired and you can visit more.

Grand Canal Venice Italy

One of the best things to see in Venice is the Grand Canal o Canal Grande.

TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Grand Canal

Piazza San Marco Venice

Piazza San Marco is the main square of Venice as well as the most famous. There are several things to see and visit here in San Marco square. But what is better not to do here in Piazza San Marco? If you are careful with your budget, it is much better not to have a coffee in one of the bars in Piazza San Marco: they have excessive prices.

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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Basilica San Marco Venice

Ponte di Rialto

The Rialto bridge is one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal and is the oldest and most characteristic. When was it built? This stone bridge was completed in 1591. It must be said, however, that the Rialto Bridge as we see it today was not the first bridge built at this point. In fact, over the centuries, several bridges were built and then replaced or rebuilt due to damage or change in needs.

What to do in the Rialto Bridge area:

  • Take pictures: you can’t go back home without a Rialto Bridge picture.
  • Buy what you need: a supermarket is on one side of the Rialto Bridge. It’s a good shop to buy water or what you need.
  • Have your dinner. In this area, you can find good restaurants at a good price.
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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Ponte di Rialto

Burano

If you have already had the opportunity to visit the main points of Venice, such as Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, you can now dedicate yourself to visiting one of the islands of Venice: Burano and Murano. To do this, you need to take the Vaporetto once again, but this time the one that takes you to Burano or Murano.

If you are staying for several days in Venice, I recommend that you buy the “Vaporetto” ticket on the first day for the number of days you stay in Venice. You will surely make good use of it.

Which is the Vaporetto stop that goes to Burano? To go to Burano, you can take the Vaporetto at the “F.te Nove” stop.

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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Boat for Murano

If you are not already near the “F.te Nove” Vaporetto stop, but you are not too far away, you can walk through the streets of Venice to reach it. This is a great way to discover corners of the city that are little known to tourists.

For example, we passed in front of the ambulance boats. Of course, we always hope never to need them but in any case, they are a characteristic of Venice that we certainly do not find in Milan or other cities!

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If we are rightly not big fans of ambulance boats, we can also appreciate the beautiful squares.

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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: walk into the Venice Streets

What to see in Burano?

Burano is famous for lace, and on this island, you can find many shops selling handmade lace.

Burano is beautiful as all the houses have different colors: why? The reason why the houses are so colorful is to be found in the origins and history of this island. Burano is, in fact, an island of fishermen, who, navigating along the canals, could and can easily find their home in the fog thanks to these colors.

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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Burano Island

When you are in Burano, see the bell tower too: it is leaning! Another Tower of Pisa?

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TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Burano

Murano

Murano is very famous for its glass art. The best thing to do in Murano is therefore to go around the shops and see the beautiful creations and, why not, even buy them.

In periods when the island is not too crowded with tourists, the artisans who sell their creations directly in the shops may be willing to show you how glass is made: seeing how they shape glass is always fascinating!

TOP 10 Things to do in Venice Italy: Murano is very famous for its glass-making art.

San Barnaba church

The church of San Barnaba is where Indiana Jones was filmed in Venice.

Best way to arrive in Venice

The best way to reach the center of Venice is by train. The train station where you can get off in Venice is “Venezia Santa Lucia”. To arrive by train at Venezia Santa Lucia station you can make the whole journey by train, for example starting from Brescia or Milan, or use the car and then the train.

If you use the car you can get to Mestre station, park your car in one of the parking lots near the station and then take the train that goes from Venice-Mestre to Venice Santa Lucia.

There is more than one car park near the Venice-Mestre station as you can see in the following image.

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Mestre car parking map

As you can see better in the following image near the Venice-Mestre station there is also a Hertz car rental agency in case you need to return your car. In fact you cannot use your car in Venice!

Hertz rental car agency Mestre Venice
Hertz rental car agency – Mestre Venice

After parking or returning the car, you can walk to the Venice-Mestre train station. When you enter, you see the automatic ticket machines. Choose your train time and then take your ticket.

To go from Venice-Mestre to Venice Santa Lucia by train it takes only about 13 minutes.

Mestre Venice by train
Mestre Venice by train

Venice: it’s incredible! As soon as you leave the Venezia Stanta Lucia station you realize that you are truly in this magical city.

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Things to do in Venice Italy at night

Things to do in Venice at night? One simple thing you can do in Venice at night is to do a night tour on your boat “Vaporetto”. If you got a Vaporetto Daily ticket, this tour is also free.

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Things to do in Venice Italy at night

You can also have dinner in one of the restaurants at the Ponte di Rialto. The atmosphere is magic.

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Things to do in Venice Italy at night

What is the best time to visit Venice Italy?

What is the best time to visit in Venice? Venice is crowded at any time of the year, but in some periods the amount of tourists is more bearable.

For this reason we can say that the best time of the year to visit Venice is between December and January. It is true that in Venice between December and January it is colder than in other periods but it is also true that in this period it is less crowded and is more enjoyable for both residents and tourists.

If you go to Murano, for example, the glassmakers will be more happy to show you how glass is made in periods of lesser influx of tourists. When the shops are too crowded, they can’t take care of all the customers.

What type of climate does Venice Italy have?

Venice is cold in winter and very hot in summer. In fact, in summer, the temperature is about 80,6 °F but the heat you feel is much more because of the humidity.

What is the worst period to visit Venice Italy?

Venice is very busy all year; the busiest period is between March and June and then September and October. Summer is probably the worst time to visit Venice because of the very hot weather.

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Venice 3 day itinerary – Amazing Things to do in Venice

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Venice 3 day itinerary – If you are organizing your tour around Italy you may wonder: How many days should you spend in Venice Italy? For my experience you should spend in Venice 3 days. In this way you can visit Venice, Murano, Burano and the palaces. In this post you can find your best “Venice 3 day itinerary”.

Venice 3 day itinerary

Day 1 in Venice

You can use your first day in Venice to explore the city and the main areas. You can take the boat “vaporetto” and go along the Grand Canal. You’ll see all the beautiful old palaces and gondolas.

In this way you’ll easily arrive to Piazza San Marco and to the Rialto Bridge. I reccomend you to walk through the city and get lost in it. You’ll find out many beautiful corners you would not see otherwise.

For more details read the article What should I do on my first day in Venice.

Day 1 in Venice

You can use your second day in Venice to visit Murano and Burano. Murano and Burano are islands you can reach by boat. You can always use the boat “vaporetto” you used in your first day in Venice.

You can dedicate the morning to Burano and the afternoon to Murano for example. In Murano you can see glass makers at work and do your shopping.

For more details read the article 2 Days in Venice.

Day 3 in Venice

Having seen the main parts of Venice outside you can use your last day to see the inside. You should visit Palazzo Ducale in San Marco Square and you can visit other museums.

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What is the best time of year to travel to Venice Italy?

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The best time of the year to travel to Venice is December and January. This is what the Venetians told us the last time we went because of being less crowded.

What type of climate does Venice Italy have?

Venice is cold in winter and very hot in summer. Infact in summer the temperature is about 80,6 °F but the heat you feel is much more because of the humidity.

What is the worst period to visit Venice Italy?

Venice is very busy all the year, anyway the busiest period is between March and June and then September and October.

The summer time is probably the worst period to visit Venice because of the very hot weather.

Best time of year to visit Venice Italy

The best time of the year to visit Venice is when the city is not too busy. Venice infact is busy any time of the year but some periods it’s bearable.

It’s good to go for example in January. In this period the city is enjoyable for both residents and vistors. There is less stress for you while visiting and for the Venetians that are kinder with the tourists.

You can see here a few pictures of Venice in January.

If you go to Murano for example glass makers will be happier to show you how the glass is made. When shops are too crowded they can’t care well for all customers.

In December and January Venice is cold but if you wear a coat or a jacket you’ll be fine.

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One day in Venice – What should I do on my first day in Venice? Venice is on the water so the best way to visit Venice is by boat. Visiting Venice by boat gives you three advantages:

  1. a better view of the City
  2. you move faster
  3. you don’t get too tired and you can visit more.

One day in Venice

The first thing you should do in Venice is buy the ticket for the boat “vaporetto”. You can find a ticket office in front of the train station. Do you remember I told you the best way to arrive in Venice is by train?

One day in Venice. What should I do on my first day in Venice? Venice vaporetto ticket office train station

You can see the ticket office in the picture. Take your daily ticket for the number of days you are in Venice and go to your hotel or start your tour. In Venice there are many Vaporetto stops you can take to enjoy a good tour.

In your first day in Venice you should go:

  • San Marco Square
  • Rialto Bridge

Piazza San Marco Venice

What to do: Go around the square and visit the basilica.
What not to do:

  • don’t take a coffee in a bar because it’s expensive.
  • Ducal Palace: the palace is beautiful but a lot of time is needed to visit the palace. It’s better if you do it another day.
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Basilica San Marco Venice

Ponte di Rialto

What to do:

  • Take pictures: you can’t go back home without a Rialto Bridge picture.
  • Buy what you need: a supermarket is on one side of the Rialto Bridge. It’s a good shop to buy water or what you need.
  • Have your dinner. In this area, you can find good restaurants at a good price.
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Finish your day with a night tour on your boat “vaporetto”.

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