Only have three days in Venice and want to see what the best one of Italy’s most amazing cities has to offer? Read on to find out the top 10 things to add to your travel itinerary when visiting one of the best cities on earth:
This might sound strange, but Venice is a very small, but confusing city, and you haven’t experienced it to its fullest until you’ve gotten lost. So go ahead and do it on purpose and you never know what little neighborhood eatery you might find!
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There are many churches in Italy and quite a few in Venice, but nothing compares to St. Mark’s Basilica. It has a beautiful exterior façade and is located right in the middle of the city. You’ll see amazing art and more when visiting this religious landmark.
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Right outside of St. Mark’s Basilica is St. Mark’s Square and is the hub of Venice. When it’s filled with tourists, it’s quite busy, so it’s best to see it at its best when it’s empty, so try to go at night.
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Grand Canal Tour
You can’t visit Venice and not take a gondola ride around the city and its canals, especially its famed Grand Canal.
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Venice is beautiful and Murano Island is home to intriguing glass-blowing artists who can create anything from blowing glass. It’s very touristy, but a must see if you’re a first-time visitor to Venice.
Phot0: Blowing Glass in Murano, by Miguel Mendez, Flickr cc
Right next to St. Mark’s Basilica is the Dodge’s Palace and is the second biggest tourist attraction in Venice. Opt for the Doge’s Palace Tour to see it all.
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Once you’ve visited Murano, go further into the lagoon and visit Burano Island. You’ll see brightly colored buildings and is the perfect place for a stroll.
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Teatro La Fenice
Visit one of Italy’s oldest opera houses, and if you’re lucky, catch a performance there!
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Jews in Venice were forced to locate to a small section of the city in 1516 and the neighborhood is a great place to visit, shop and eat. You’ll also learn about Jewish culture in Vencie.
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Correr Civic Museum
Also know as the Museo Correr, the Correr Civic Museum displays artifacts and art from Venezia’s history and is a great way to immerse yourself in Venetian culture.
Photo: Eco Dalla Luna
If you are heading to the magnificent Venice, don’t miss the chance to get a great full 3-day itinerary for Venice at http://guidora.com/downloads/venice-3-days-travel-itinerary, which will help you with all the tips, maps, secret information and ways to enjoy Venice at its best!