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2-day Venice itinerary

Venice is for sure the most particular city in Italy and probably in the World. It’s right on the sea, built on more than 100 islands and crossed by many canals. No cars are allowed in most of the city, which gives you the opportunity to walk around undisturbed. For your 2-day itinerary in Venice, be ready to re-think about city-mobility. You’ll walk a lot and you will take ferries, water taxis and gondolas if you wish. Another good way to enjoy your days in Venice is to lose yourself around. There are so many nice things to see, even in the most hidden and unexpected places. Also without following a strict itinerary, you’ll be amazed by incredible buildings and quiet spots. Anyway, here are the must-see things, especially if it’s your first time in Venice. Let’s start with our 2-day itinerary in Venice!


Day 1: Day 2: Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
Canal Grande, Venice, Italy


Your first stop for the day will be Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), where you can visit the iconic cathedral: San Marco (St. Mark) Cathedral. The cathedral, built in the 12th Century, is known also as the Chiesa d’Oro (Church of Gold) for its gold ground mosaics. Book your tickets in advance to avoid long queues. The crowd gets crazy, especially during the raining season, when the water level rises up and cover all the square. Visit the interior of the church and go the Campanile to watch the panorama from the top. On the same square, you can find Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), the ancient ruling palace in Venice. Go inside if you wish to go back 900 years and get the feeling on how they used to live at that time in one of the most powerful Republic in Europe. Continue your tour towards Ponte dei Sospiri (Sighs Bridge) and go to San Giorgio Maggiore to end the first of your 2-day itinerary in Venice. This church was built between 1566 and 1610 by one of the greatest Italian artists: Andrea Palladio. It’s really worth a visit for its design, but also for its location, just above the water of the lagoon.


Start your day going to one of the most famous museums in Italy: the Guggenheim museum. Here you can see works of prominent Italian futurists and American modernists working in such genres as Cubism, Surrealism and abstract expressionism. If you still have some craving for more art, proceed to Gallerie dell’Accademia, just few steps away. Take your time to admire the paintings of several Italian artists and search for the famous Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. Walk towards Ponte Rialto (Rialto Bridge), enjoy the view from here and stroll around the neighborhood. You can also stop along the way to visit Ca d’Oro, a beautiful palace built in the 15th Century. Finish your visit going to Basilica di Giovanni e Paolo (John and Paul Cathedral). It is the principal dominical church in Venice. You’re done with the second of your 2-day itinerary in Venice, now it’s time to enjoy some wine and local delicatessen. Go to a Bacaro, a typical Venetian bar that serves small bites and good wine. This is the most typical way to greet Venice!

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