What to do

#1 PLAN AND SAVE ON MUSEUMS - Individual entrance tickets to the various museums can lead to prohibitive costs. If you are passionate about art and want to visit two or more museums during your holiday in Venice, it is essential to purchase the Venezia Unica card that allows you free or discounted admission to the museums of your interest. It also saves you queueing.

 

#2 ROWING AROUND VENICE - A kayak tour will make you feel the magic of gliding silently through its canals. Armed with life jackets and accompanied by an expert guide, you will be able to experience a couple of hours away from the crowds of the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco.

 

#3 GET LOST - Because the best way to reveal every secret of this city is to get lost and be surprised by all the wonders it offers in every corner.

 

#4 EYE BIRD VIEW OF VENICE - The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a luxury shopping centre in a beautiful Venetian palace. The fascinating thing is that at the top of the building there is a terrace with an incredible view of the Grand Canal. Book your free 15-minute slot online.

#5 VISIT A VENETIAN CASINO - Much of the nightlife of eighteenth-century Venice took place here, gambling, literary discussions and amorous encounters were the order of the day. All accompanied by the inevitable mask, to conceal one's face. Among those that can still be visited there are: the Casino Venier; the Casino Sagredo in Santa Sofia; the Casino of the Spirits; the Casino del Commercio in Piazza San Marco; the Casino Dandolo, better known as “il Ridotto”; the Casino Zane in the Frari area; the Casino Contarini.

 

#6 CLASSIC MUSIC - To experience a unique and musical Venice, you can participate in a Vivaldi concert in the Church of San Vidal.

 

#7 RENAISSANCE VENICE - Famous for its religious masterpieces by the Venetian master Titian, the Basilica dei Frari is an ancient Gothic church in quiet San Polo district that can be considered a Renaissance art gallery.

 

#8 ITALY'S MOST BEAUTIFUL FOOD SUPERMARKET - The former Liberty Building Teatro Italia - in Cannaregio district - is the site of a food chain supermarket in the centre of Venice. The beautiful theatre hall now houses aisles with products for sale, while the former stage becomes a gourmet counter: definitely a unique food shopping experience.

Where to Stay

Bloom Bed and Breakfast

Venice

Contemporary design meets lavish eighteenth-century Venetian decor at these cool B&Bs

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Hotel Heureka

Venice

A sumptuous refuge at the heart of Venice, the Hotel Heureka combines original 16th Century features with unique, colourful and luxurious interior design.

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Hotel Corte Di Gabriela

Venice

Corte di Gabriela is a boutique hotel in the true sense of the word: a little gem, inside a Venetian building, in the center of the city yet discrete and quiet

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Venice and beyond on board of the Italian High-Speed Rail Network

One of the best things about travelling by train in Italy is to appreciate the charm of breathtaking landscapes and simultaneously enjoy a fast and comfortable journey to your final destination. Italy's extensive rail system connects all major stops, making it easier to travel by train from one city to another.

 

In addition, Italy's train schedule offers many daily departures, so you can easily plan your next adventure.

Train journey: 1 hour and 12 minutes

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Vicenza

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Train journey: 1 hour and 33 minutes