Travelguide: 4 days in Venice

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Venice is one of those unique places in the world. Everything is different. No cars, no motorcycles, no bicycles, no buses, no trams... but lots of bridges, beautiful streets, canals, vaporettos, boats and gongolas. 

So let's start with the travel guide. Here's what we did for four days in Venice! Hope it gives you some ideas to plan your trip to this wonderful city.

Day 1
My first recommendation is that you wake up early after a good night's sleep and take an early flight to the city, that way you will have more time to explore.
After we landed, we took a water bus from Alilaguna that took us from the airport to Venice. Once there, we went straight to the hotel did the check in and went to have breakfast. Then, we started exploring the little beautiful streets and bridges while heading to Piazza Sant Marcos. Take your time there to sit and enjoy the view for a couple minutes, it's totally worth it. After that we went to visit the Basilica di San Marco and in there you definitely must go see the Pala d'Oro (it's impressive). 
Lunch time was close so we went to explore some more heading to Rialto, we stopped to eat some delicious pasta and then finally we arrived to the beautiful Rialto Bridge, where you have a wonderful view of Canal Grande. From there we headed to Libreria Aqua Alta. After that we took a night Vaporetto ride to go around Venice. The views were amazing.

Day 2
We started our day taking a Vaporetto to Murano. We visited a glass factory, some glass expositions and we bought some souvenirs. After that we took another Vaporetto to Burano
Burano is a gem, you cannot miss it. We had lunch there and then we went to take some pictures of the beautiful colorful houses. The sun was setting and the views were also incredible. In the evening we took the last Vaporetto of the day to head back to Venice. Later we had dinner in a restaurant that I would like to recommend: a le tole

Day 3
Our third day started heading to Piazza San Marcos and visiting the Palazzo Ducale. It was pretty late when we went out so we headed straight to have lunch near there. After lunch we went to take a Gondola ride. It's a bit pricy, but totally worth it. A unique experience. 
We ended the day by taking a walk over Cannaregio.

Day 4
The last day in Venice started by going once more to Piazza San Marcos and visiting the Campanile. The views of Venice from up there are stunning...Also, while we were taking some pictures with the view, the bells began to ring. It was nice but a bit painful for the ears haha
After that we headed to Dorsoduro to have lunch around there. Later we went back to the hotel to pick up the bags, take the Vaporetto and head to the airport to fly back to Barcelona.

My tips for Venice:
1. Get lost. Wander around. There's a lot of beautiful hidden places.
2. Walk. Walk until you get tired of going up and down the bridges. The city is not too big so it's easier to move around by foot.
3. Enjoy the food. Pasta, pizza, fish, gelatto...
4. If you have time, definitely visit Murano and Burano.

What others recommend:
My cousin Mercè and I went on this trip together, so I asked her what would she recommend and that's what she said:
"Walk a lot through all the streets, wander. Visit all the tourist places because are full of history but also, it's important to visit the non-tourist neighbourhoods like Cannaregio and Dorsoduro because there you will witness the essence of the city." 


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