THINGS TO DO IN VENICE ITALY IN ONE DAY: ITINERARIES FOR A TOUCH AND GO VISIT
Once more, here we are to give you some advice for your authentic and non-conventional visit Venice!
You planned a trip to Venice but you have a tight schedule? Do you only have one day, or maybe even just a few hours?
Of course, visiting a city like Venice would require having flexible and more relaxed times and rhythms. Nonetheless, it is possible to get a taste of the city and capture its essence, even just in a few hours, in particular if you are prepared and you know how to move around.
We suggest a few short itineraries for a one-day visit… we hope they will pleasantly surprise you.
- Cannaregio Tour: this is for sure one of the most authentic of the Sestrieri of Venice. Not very touristy, it is rich in unspoiled details and offers fascinating glimpses of the city. We suggest starting from the Jewish Ghetto and then to continue on Fondamenta della Misericordia – here you can’t miss a little break in one of the typical bars and restaurants such as “Paradiso Perduto” or “Al Timon”. You can then reach Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, where you can pay a visit to the peculiar “Ca’ Cammello” and end up at the stunning church “Madonna dell’Orto”. If you still have some time, you can go relax in one of the beautiful hidden parks of Venice, “Parco Groggia”.
- Another non-conventional spot to see in Venice is Sant’Elena, a very quiet authentic residential area of the city. Here you find the largest park in the city, where you can have a picnic while enjoying the amazing view of Lido and the San Marco basin. We also recommend exploring the area around the Giardini della Biennale, from Via Garibaldi to San Pietro, where you’ll see Venice as it was at its origins. Indeed, the main cathedral of Venice (nowadays San Marco) was once San Pietro di Castello.
- Dorsoduro: this is definitely the liveliest district of Venice. Here students, residents, and tourists share the spaces of squares and alleys. We suggest for you a path that goes from Campo Santa Margherita – don’t miss the opportunity to try a Spitz in one of the little bars in the square – to then continue to Zattere, where you will enjoy a beautiful view on the Canale della Giudecca. We also recommend stopping to have a look at the Squero di San Trovaso, one of the few still active boat ramps of Venice where boats and gondolas are built and repaired. From here you can continue up to Punta della Dogana; just across the canal you’ll see the majestic Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale. Make your way back through another path, passing by the Basilica della Salute. Keep walking and after a few minutes you will be in front of the entrance of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, don’t miss it if you have some time left!