Tips and Tours – Venice
In addition to its historic centre and wonderful world-famous sights, Venice has many other things to see and do to enrich your experience in this city!
- Exploring the islands: A highlight for most travellers is a visit to the islands of Murano and Burano. The easiest way to explore these islands is a five-hour Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice , which includes motorboat transportation to the islands, with visits to a glass-blowing factory in Murano and lace makers in Burano.
- Sightseeing and gondola rides: Venice is a bit of a maze and if you have limited time, a good idea is to take a guided tour. A Venice walking tour and gondola ride includes the best sights, with the opportunity to learn the history of the sites as you wander around the city and then relax and enjoy the scenery on a gondola ride. Alternatively, to simply soak up some of the atmosphere, skip the “walking” part and see the sites from the water on a 35-minute shared gondola ride while you are serenaded on the Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade. Mark’s Basilica Tours, Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Cruise offers priority entry to the two must-see attractions with the longest waiting lines, a walking tour that takes you to some of Venice’s secret sights and a water taxi cruise along the Grand Canal.
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Where to go near Venice : After visiting Venice’s top tourist attractions, you may want to explore some of the beautiful nearby towns. Just 20km away is beautiful Treviso , walled and with its own waterfront villas. Padua , with its famous Sanctuary of St. Anthony, is easily accessible by train or by a cruise along the historic Brenta Canal. Stop en route at Villa Pisani, one of Italy’s most beautiful gardens .
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Places to visit from Venice: North of Treviso are the Dolomites, with some of the top ski resorts in Italy , but also with many other things to do in all seasons. Along the Adriatic to the east is Trieste , where Italian architecture combines with Hapsburg architecture reminiscent of Vienna. Following the Adriatic coast south , you will reach Ravenna , with its magnificent Byzantine mosaics.