Explore the open-air museum that is Venice, and you will not be disappointed. Thank to its long history and its peculiar urban shape, the city of Venice offers a full range of activities catering to different travelers, from those who are seeking a relaxing day at the beach at the Lido, to the ones interested in cultural destinations and museums, and those who fancy the best Made in Italy products of this season and local products. La Serenissima is full of exciting entertainment options and events all year long.
Starting your day in St. Mark's Square you will enjoy attractions such as Palazzo Ducale and the Secret Itineraries Tour where you can unveil Venice mysteries, or St. Mark's Basilica and its Byzantine Mosaics, St. Mark's Belltower and its views of Venice and the renowned Bridge of Sighs allow you to step back into history. Then cross the Rialto Bridge for a tour the vegetable, fruit and fish markets to savor local delicacies and the freshest produce of the season. Or you can adapt your pace to the local one by cruising along Venice's Grand Canal in a slow vaporetto (water bus) and gaze at the historical palaces around you. Pause for lunch living a true Venetian tradition: in of the many traditional bacari you can taste a few cicchettì (bite sized delicacy) paired with an ombra (a glass of wine) from a regional producer or a bubbly glass of Prosecco.
There is so much more to explore in Venice, such as art schools, galleries, museums and churches or one of the best kept secrets in town: the Arsenale, the ancient Venetian shipyards. Search for treasures in hidden antique and boutique shops, where the ancient art of mask making or glass blowing is still alive. And you shouldn't forget to visit the nearby towns, with a day trip you will be able to enjoy many World Heritage sites, such as Vicenza, Verona e Padua, and the small towns of Treviso and Asolo rich of history and beauty.
Planning your next trip to Venice, we'd like to remind you the most famous and loved feasts:
|Carnival||January 26 - February 12, 2013|
|Festa della Sensa||May 11 - 12, 2013|
|Redeemer's Feast||July 20 -21, 2013|
|Historical Regatta||September 1, 2013|
|Festa della Salute||November 21, 2013|