Italy: if You've Only Got One Day in Venice

Italy: if You've Only Got One Day in Venice, Venice, Italy (B)

Obviously I am not actually recommending that you only spend one day in Venice but what if your travel itinerary allows you only one day to see La Serenissima? It is still worth doing!

“So now, thank God, Venice is no longer a mere word to me, an empty name, a state of mind which has so often alarmed me who am the mortal enemy of mere words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is what happened to my brother recently and we did a mad tour around the city, seeing all the main sights. Despite the sometimes overwhelming summer tourist crowds we managed to give him a whistle stop tour of Venice, including many beautiful churches, bridges and canals. It helped that I’d visited Venice several times before.

If you have arrived in Venice by train or bus your entry point to the City of Bridges will be Piazzale Roma and this is where you should start your walking tour of Venice. It may be worthwhile buying a transport ticket from the office here, for example a one day travel card for 20 Euros may be worthwhile depending on how much public transport you are going to use (tip: Venice is very walkable). A single adult one-way fare on the water taxi costs 7.50 Euros but your journey can last up to 75 minutes and you can use more than one line during that time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Italy: if You've Only Got One Day in Venice
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum
  • Chiesa San Rocco
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
  • Campo San Polo
  • Chiesa Sant’Aponal
  • Palazzo Bembo
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Correr Museum
  • campanile
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Sansovino’s exquisite Library
  • monastery gardens
  • Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

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