Curious about the things to do in Venice Italy? During your City Trip in this beautiful city? The things that I prefer most in Venice… I search for the ‘unknown Venice’, other tourist won't do.
Most people are visiting this city just for a short time. They are visiting just the most popular Venice attractions and leave the city. Are you planning to this or do it like me? Please plan your trip to Venice Italy at least 3 days. Normally a City trip is short. Please know, the city has so much to offer!
So in September I booked a 3 day trip to Venice. Despite September is a nice month to travel to Venice it was still very busy with tourist. A good period to have a citytrip to Venice Italy. At major tourist buildings such the St. Marco Basilica, where - despite the crowd of people – it still went smoothly.
I had booked a hotel in the old part of town, an old palace, situated in a narrow alley. A *** star hotel is good enough for me. Will you choose a 3 or a 4 -star hotel in Venice? The city is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. And yes ,, the city has many luxury hotels. But I know the best quality! Book a Venice Hotel >
From the airport we took the bus to Piazzale Roma, the heart of Venice. From here you can take buses to all kinds of directions into Italy. This is your starting point to walk to the many Venice hotels.
You will easily notice all the other tourist with suitcases who are probably just leaving Venice. And if the distance is too far to walk, the convenient ACTV water bus (vaporetto) will bring you further uptown Venice…
The organization ACTV provides good services on their website www.actv.it. This service is certainly not cheap, but in advance you can purchase the following tickets at Piazzale Roma Hellovenezia ticket desk:
Tourist Travel Card:
1 ticket to use on the Vaporetto boat will cost EUR 7,50 (75 minutes).
Voor more information about these tickets ACTV service & ticket price >
A good preparation is a necessity to explore the things to do in Venice Italy. A good guidebook is a must.
The thing that I like to do most is to search for the ‘unknown Venice’. So this time no major tourist sights.
On a terrace, while enjoying a glass of wine, I first started to absorb the city… Then while walking further into the tiny alleys.. Suddenly.. I saw a small square where the friendly locals were sitting and chatting on the steps of their palazzo’s.
A small terrace invited me to have a drink again. Hey,,, these are nice things to do in Venice Italy, right? The almost deserted square gave me a magnificent view of the old, often brightly colored houses. I looked for a shady spot because September can still be a hot month.
I want to do everything on foot. An excellent choice, because this is the best way to see what the city has to offer. A good map is indispensable.
I made a plan to visit every day one Venice neighborhood. In the evening when I became tired I would eat at a Venice restaurant.
Venice has many fine and unknown restaurants... You do have to search for it, so it can take some time. The Venetian themselves eat dinner around 19:30 and if you haven’t found a dinner place yet, then hurry up!
Often the small local restaurants are situated in the quiet alleys away from the tourist crowd. Generally the prices are lower and the food is better.
For lovers of art and music, Venice is a true paradise! Many (unknown) churches have beautiful frescoes and during high season there are wonderful concerts. In some hidden alleys you will be surprised by street musicians, where afterward the old-fashioned hat goes around!
Venice is so exciting! After 5 days of lugging around, I really felt I had explored Venice in a way it should be…
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