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Two days itinerary in Venice

Venice is a beautiful city and you can visit the most important spots in two days. Let's find out what to visit in 2 days in Venice? We have prepared for you an itinerary of two incredible days in Venice!

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Two days itinerary in Venice

The city is small but famous! The city has 260,000 inhabitants and is located in northeastern Italy. Contrary to what many people think, Venice is not an island, it is, rather, a group of more than 100 small islands that are surrounded by its famous canals and connected by charming bridges. Let’s see our example of a two day itinerary in Venice? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

The also called Serenissima is the kind of city that invites us to want to stay there forever, but if you only have two days we will give you a suggestion of a practical itinerary so you don’t miss the most interesting things in the city! Let’s go to our post: Two days itinerary in Venice? Find out more Examples of Tourist Itineraries!

1) Two days itinerary in Venice: FIRST DAY

Let’s go to our First Day. We start our tour in the morning.

St. Mark’s Basilica

Those who arrive in Venice cannot wait to see the imposing St. Mark’s Basilica. The Basilica began to be built in 1071 and was completed in 1617! There is history, isn’t it?! It is, of course, the city’s main symbol and it is in front of Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), which receives thousands of visitors every year.

The Doge’s Palace

Once there, take the opportunity to go to the Doge’s Palace, a charming building in Gothic style and that “changes” color! How so? I can explain: the Palace seems to change color according to the daylight at different times of the day, it is a very interesting effect and the colors vary between very light pink, white and a very light yellow. It’s REALLY interesting and BEAUTIFUL!

Oh, a detail: notice that in the row of columns, two of them are light red. Do you know why? Because it was exactly at that point where the announcements of the condemned trials were made and, speaking of condemned, the Venetians have a superstition: they do not pass between the huge columns between the Doge’s Palace and the Marciana Library! They say that as public executions used to happen there, passing by can bring bad luck. Better not to risk it, right?! Make the wide loop, it is better! (LOL).

Bridge of Sighs

There you will also find the Bridge of Sighs; despite the suggestive name that refers to something romantic, the bridge received this name because it was where the condemned prisoners went through to serve their sentences, that is: there they would take their last sigh in freedom!

Campanile

Then, still nearby, you can visit two other very famous attractions: the Campanile, which is the tallest building in Venice, with its 98.5 meters high. Venetians say that the angel at the top of the Campanile spins when Venice is about to be taken over by the Acqua Alta phenomenon (period of high tide that invades Venice for a few hours a day at certain times of the year)!

Clock tower

Take the opportunity to see the Clock Tower, which marks, in addition to the hours, month and day, the phases of the moon and the sign of the period; but legend has it that it strikes the wrong times! At the top of the clock there are two Moors that represent the past and the future; the Moor on the right strikes the bell two minutes in advance, while the one on the left, two minutes late!

Lunch time

Do not forget that walking will make you very hungry and lunchtime is sacred. Be sure to read our Special Post on Where to eat well and save money in Venice. We have great tips for restaurants, bar, gelati (Italian ice cream) shops and taverns. All these options are for a quick snack or even a quiet lunch. Be sure to read the post! 😉 All these monuments in the morning will be located in the same area: St. Mark’s Square.

Now let’s start exploring other areas in the afternoon…

Doge’s Palace

Then pass Riva degli Schiavoni (Schiavoni shore), which is the city’s most famous sidewalk. The path, which “starts” near the Doge’s Palace and goes until Santa Elena. Take the opportunity to sit there while having a coffee and watching the city movement!.

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Academy Gallery and Academy Bridge

If you like art and still have time that day, Academy Gallery is unmissable. In fact, there is also the Academy Bridge, one of the main bridges in the city and one of the most popular for taking breathtaking photos! Take the opportunity to see also Basilica Santa Maria della Salute which is another great attraction in Venice!

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2) Two days itinerary in Venice: SECOND DAY

Let’s head for the second day of our itinerary in Venice. In the morning we will do the following tour:

Rialto Bridge

Start the tour at the Rialto Bridge, which is one of the most beautiful in Venice. It is located on the main Canal in Venice: the Grand Canal! It is possible to walk along its banks and, using a vaporetto, it is possible to go from beginning to end of the channel navigating!

Camerlenghi Palace

Once in Rialto, be sure to visit the iconic market! The variety of aromas, colors and flavors will drive you crazy! Following the tour, go to Camerlenghi Palace. It stands tall in Rialto and today it is a beautiful museum, with great works of art.

San Giacomo Church

Also visit the beautiful San Giacomo Church. The main attraction here is the beautiful sundial that sits at the top of the tower.

Tip

Cannaregio

Moving on, you will reach one of Venice’s main neighborhoods, Cannaregio. As it is a region less sought-after by tourists, it is possible to experience authentic and very interesting Venetian life there. And it is an excellent place to have lunch. Be sure to read our post on “Where to eat well and save money in Venice?”.

In the afternoon we will go for the following itinerary in Venice:

Jewish Ghetto

After lunch, a beautiful walk through the Jewish Ghetto will delight you! The Jewish Ghetto of Venice was the first in Europe and, even nowadays it is possible to see the Hebrew traditions maintained. Take the opportunity to taste the Jewish sweets that are SPECTACULAR!

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San Giorgio Maggiore

Do you still have time in your day? So be sure to visit the island of San Giorgio Maggiore that can be seen from Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square). You can take this tour in about 2 hours very calmly. The highlight from there is the impressive and beautiful St George’s Basilica, the view from the campanile is wonderful!

You can see St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal, Giudecca, Punta della Dogana, the sea, the port, the boats that come and go, and also the Borges Garden-Labyrinth. Believe me, it’s wonderful! Once there, be sure to visit also the Teatro Verde (Green Theater), which has an impressive beauty! How to get there? From St Mark’s Square, take the Vaporetto n. 2.

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Tip

  • If you don’t want to spend the day in Venice, you can start the day by going to neighboring islands like Burano, Murano or Torcello! They are small and you can visit them in one morning and follow our itinerary for the second day in the afternoon! To learn more about the tour option on the islands near Venice, read our Special Post How to go to the Venice Islands?

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Hotels I recommend in the San Marco area

San Marco is the most famous neighborhoods of Venice and, at some times of the year, it is difficult to walk around, because the city is crowded.

If you want to save money a great option is to stay in some B&B or rent an apartment; click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

Do you like luxury accommodations? Are you on your honeymoon or celebrating something special? Then see some luxury accommodation options in the best area of Venice.

Hotels I recommend in Castello Area

Castello is the largest of all the “sestieri” (neighborhoods) and has an incredible waterside for good walks, in addition to being full of cafes, bars and shops. They are not cheap places to stay, but it facilitates access to the most famous tourist spots and, with that, saves on transportation, as it is possible to do everything on foot!

If you want to save, a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices ????

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

Hotels I recommend in Cannaregio or Dorsoduro Area

If you want something calmer, choose Cannaregio or Dorsoduro; in the latter, the nightlife is particularly active, ideal for lovers of busy bars and places to have good drinks!

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices ????

Hotels I recommend in the San Polo Area

San Polo is ideal if you want something comfortable, close to some sights, but more modest. I think this neighborhood is a great position so I recommend it a lot.

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices ????

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

Hotels I recommend in the Santa Croce Area

Santa Croce is home to the important bus station in Piazzale Roma, which makes it very easy to get off the beaten track, including going to Santa Lucia if you want to make a stopover.

If you want to save a great option is the B&B or an apartment, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices ????

If you prefer a good hotel, I have some options for hotels that I really like, click on the links below and get to know each one. If you like the suggestion, make your reservation and guarantee good prices;)

Don’t want to stay on the island? No problems! Search for Mestre, Campalto or Favaro Veneto, which are the mainland cities of Venice and offer excellent accommodation options. A little further from Piazzale Roma, about 20 minutes by water transport, they do not have magnificent views from the bedroom windows, but it is ideal for those who want to save on accommodation.

Tips

  • The tip to save A LOT is to book your hotel in advance.
  • As we also mentioned: beware of excess baggage! It is very complicated to get around with large volumes in Venice because of the bridges, stairs and narrow streets.

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Conclusion

Two days itinerary in Venice. The more time available in Venice, of course, the better it is! But if you only have two days and want to know as many sights as possible, I hope that I have helped you to organize your itinerary in a practical way! Have a nice trip!

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