Things to do in Venice Italy, during your City Trip!
Proper Preparation is a Necessity to Explore Venice
A good Guidebook is a Must.

I know you are curious about the things to do in Venice Italy, but when you prepare for your city trip, always look for the things that nobody else does. The unknown Venice! Most of you visit Venice for up to 3 days. View the most popular places of interest and then leave.

Do you do this too? Or do you like me? I think you should spend more time in this beautiful city! Venice has so much to offer. But well, a city trip is often no longer.

I will tell you about my City Trip to Venice...

City trip to Venice Italy, things to do in Venice Italy

So in September, I booked a three-day trip to Venice. Although September is an excellent month to travel to Venice, it was still jam-packed with tourists. A reasonable period to have a city trip to Venice, Italy. At significant tourist buildings such as the St. Marco Basilica, where - despite the crowd of people – it still went smoothly.

I had booked a hotel in the old part of town, a former palace situated in a narrow alley. A ***-star hotel is good enough for me. Will you choose a 3 or a 4 -star hotel in Venice? The city is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. And yes, the town has many luxury hotels. But I know the best quality! Read my article Book a Venice Hotel >

From the airport, we took the bus to Piazzale Roma, the heart of Venice. From here you can take buses in all kinds of directions to Italy. This location is your starting point for walking to the many Venice hotels.

Things to do in Venice Italy talking to Gondola

You will quickly notice all the other tourists with suitcases who are probably just leaving Venice. And if the distance is too far to walk, the convenient ACTV water bus (vaporetto) will bring you further uptown Venice…

The organization ACTV provides good services on the website This service is indeed not cheap, but in advance, you can purchase the following tickets at the Piazzale Roma Hellovenezia ticket desk:

Tourist Travel Card:

To use public transport in Venice, you can purchase these tickets. Price of 1 ticket € 9,50 (75 minutes) in the machine or ACTV desk. Or online via €12,50.

  • €25,00 - €35,00 1 DAY TRAVELCARD
  • €35,00 - €40,00 2 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • €45,00 - €50,00 3 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • €65,00 - €70,00 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD

More information ACTV service or Book the Tourist Travel Card Online >

Vaporetto during city trip

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Proper preparation is a necessity to explore the things to do in Venice Italy. A good guidebook is a must. The thing that I like to do most is to search for the ‘unknown Venice.’ So this time no major tourist sights.

On a terrace, while enjoying a glass of wine, I first started to absorb the city… In the tiny alleys, I continued my walking and... Suddenly. I saw a small square where the friendly locals were sitting and chatting on the steps of their palazzo’s.

A small terrace invited me to have a drink again. Hey, these are beautiful things to do in Venice Italy, right? The almost deserted square gave me a magnificent view of the old, often brightly colored houses. I looked for a shady spot because September can still be a hot month.

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Taking a City Trip to Venice Italy

Things to do in Venice Italy during your City trip

Walking through the city, I find the best means of transport in Venice. You see and feel the city at its best when you walk, but a hop-on and hop-off boat is also nice!. Venice consists of 7 city districts. Take a look at your travel guide! Cannaregio, S. Croce, S. Polo, Dorsoduro, S. Marco, Castello, and Giudecca. I planned to discover two districts every day.

Every night I went to eat deliciously in an unknown restaurant. Those restaurants are easy to find. The Venetians usually eat at 19:00. If you do not have a restaurant yet, you have to hurry! Otherwise, it is full.

Often the little unknown restaurants are hidden in alleys. You have to search. The food is better, and the rates are normal when you compare this with the pasta and pizza dishes around the San Marco Square.

For lovers of art and music, Venice is a true paradise! Many (unknown) churches have beautiful frescoes and during high season there are wonderful concerts. In some hidden alleys you will be surprised by street musicians, where afterward the old-fashioned hat goes around!

Venice is exciting! After days of lugging around, I felt I had explored Venice in a way it should be…

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