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What to do in one day in Venice?

One of the most popular destinations in Italy, it offers tourists real treasures to visit! Today we will know what to see in Venice in just one day!

Grand Canal in Venice
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What to do in one day in Venice?

Venice is always one of the first places in the ranking of the most popular and visited cities in Italy. The city’s special atmosphere on the water attracts thousands of visitors. The lagoon, the bridges, the canals, the gondolas, the famous historic buildings and peaceful squares, characterize the incomparable atmosphere of Venice. But: what to do in one day 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

Deciding to visit Venice is not an arduous or boring task because it is much more than a historic city on the water; a trip to Venice promises more than you might expect. Visiting Venice in a single day can be almost defined as an impossible mission, because there they have a high density of works of art, museums and enchanted corners, making it really difficult to choose where to go and what to enjoy in Venice, but if you don’t have enough time, set precise goals and decide your itinerary from places where there are no long lines, to save you time. Also read What is Acqua Alta in Venice?

Super Tip!!!!

In the city’s endless list of ‘must-see’, we leave here an itinerary to see Venice in one day, with all the places you cannot miss, not to mention a short walk through the historic center and a boat trip along the Grand Canal that will allow you to appreciate the unique beauty of Venice, in that particular environment that will immediately enchant you, and with no doubt, make you want to return to the ‘city of the lagoon’. At this point, let’s get down to business and let’s make a list of places you should see in one day! In this link we have Super Tips for Romantic Restaurants in Venice.

1) What to do in one day in Venice? VISIT THE DUCAL PALACE

We start from the Doge’s Palace, with a reservation made in advance, of course, to avoid long lines. It is the symbolic place of Venice, since it is the seat of the Doge and the government. The two main façades are a beautiful example of Gothic-Venetian style, there is the bell tower with the Moors, called the Clock Tower, where two sculptures depict the Moors that mark the hours. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PALACE

What to do in one day in Venice?
Ducal Palace

2) What to do in one day in Venice? VISIT THE ST. MARK’S BASILICA

Another must-see is St. Mark’s Basilica, which is not only the most important church in Venice, but has also been the city’s cathedral since 1807; in addition to being the seat of the Patron. The Basilica is an excellent example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style with five domes, built to house the body of Mark, the Evangelist.

Details about the Basilica

Its frontage, where there are five portals, is decorated with precious marble and mosaics, and divided into two parts by a terrace, where the four golden copper horses sent from Constantinople to Doge Enrico Dandolo, in 1204 rest (copies of the originals are in the interior). Of particular interest are mosaics of Veneto-Byzantine origin, some of them reconstructed from drawings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, the beautiful mosaics in the atrium tell the stories of the Bible.

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower, next to the basilica, was once a lighthouse for sailors. Inside you find a huge Greek Cross; the interior is large and is full of paintings and sculptures. Mosaics and floors are grand enough to be used as a motivation to visit the Basilica.

What to do in one day in Venice?
St. Mark´s Basilica

3) What to do in one day in Venice? WALK IN THE ST. MARK’S SQUARE

Since we are close, St. Mark’s Square deserves to be admired and seen from different perspectives, it is mandatory a walk to admire its beauty. Over the years, St. Mark’s Square has earned a well-deserved place among the most beautiful and important squares in the world, and every year there are many tourists flocking to the square. It consists of three areas which are: St. Mark’s Square, a smaller St. Mark’s Square and the Lion’s Square. This magnificent place is surrounded by the old ‘Procuratie’ (imposing buildings) and ‘new’, and this is where you will find the main monuments of the Square.

St. Mark’s Basilica reflects a splendid marble facade in the square. If you want to take a short break, a snack and not look at the cost (TRUST ME!), do it in one of the historic cafes in St. Mark’s Square, where you can breathe the magical atmosphere that only this ‘lagoon city’ can offer you. If you prefer a cheaper place, while you are away from the center, you will surely find a bar for you. Read more in Food in Italy!

4) What to do in one day in Venice? THE GRAND CANAL

Now take the vaporetto to taste the true essence of Venice and discover the Grand Canal, which divides the city into two parts. Navigating the Grand Canal, you will pass magnificent palaces, churches and under the famous Rialto Bridge until you reach St. Mark’s Square again. A tour on the Grand Canal is necessary once you’re in Venice because it is the place where history was made and where the palpable beauty of the lagoon is. A unique place, along with Paris and Rome.

What to do in one day in Venice?
Rialto Bridge
See the map below…

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5) What to do in one day in Venice? TOUR OF THE CASTELLO NEIGHBORHOOD

If during the day in Venice you still have time, go to the Castello neighborhood and don’t miss the Chiesa della Pietà, built between 1745 and 1760 and designed by Giorgio Massari. This church has the distinction of having been conceived as a concert hall, as well as an ovoid shape created for the purpose of perfecting the acoustics, as well as the corridor – before the entrance, it was designed to isolate the church from external noise.

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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

What to do in one day in Venice? Venice is already a city that has unique attractions and charm in the world, because it really offers so many peaceful squares, historic buildings and precious artistic treasures that it is impossible not to visit at least once in your life. What we have listed is only part of the treasures of Venice, attractions that do not need an introduction, just to be admired!

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