Lido



Description:

Venice is a wonderful place to be for a few days. This itinerary hits the highlights and hopefully offers ample time to live the city as more than a tourist. Europeans have been coming to Venice for centuries to experience the sweet life. Tourists today stay for much shorter durations and do not take fencing lessons, frequent courtesans, have portraits painted, or buy tailored clothing as much as they use to. The city has not lost any of its charm throughout the centuries and is still a place that will have you feeling like royalty after a few days.

user rating

Author: Jennifer


Day 1 - Venice


You are staying at the Hotel Cristallo on Venezia Lido. When you arrive in Venice you will need to take a vaporetto for Venezia Lido. Staying on Venezia Lido can be a nice alternative to staying in the city center. You are still in Venice but are a little removed from the action and subsequently the chaos, and you will find that taking the vaporetto in to St. Mark’s each day is a pleasant experience. Once you are checked in to your hotel take a stroll through the Lido and then take a vaporetto to Piazza San Marco. I suggest getting a guide for Venice on the first day. All licensed guides in Italy have undergone extensive training and have passed a rigorous exam for their city. A guide is a wonderful way to acquire information about Venetian history and customs. As you work your way along the tour take note of those places that you want to visit again later. On your first day you absolutely have to visit Piazza San Marco and the church. You can also gain spectacular views of the city from atop the Campanile. Also worthwhile for your first day is a visit to the Palazzo Ducale. Before returning to Lido Venezia and your hotel, have dinner at the Gatto Nero.


1

A Guide in Venice

Location:

Throughout the City
30125 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 347 803 8793
visit website


2

Piazza San Marco

user rating

expert pick

Location:

St. Mark's Square
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

visit website


3

San Marco Campanile

user rating

expert pick

Location:

San Marco 328
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: (+39) 041 241 3817
fax: +39 041 270 8334
visit website


4

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

user rating

expert pick

Location:

San Marco 1
Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 041 271 5911
fax: +39 041 528 5028
visit website


5

Cristallo

Location:

Gran Viale S M Elisabetta 51 L
30126 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 526 5293
fax: 39 41 526 5615
visit website


6

Gatto Nero

user rating

Location:

Fondamenta Giudecca, 88
30100 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 73 0120
visit website


Day 2 - Venice


After a morning stroll through Lido Venezia take a vaporetto back to Piazza San Marco and proceed to the Torre dell’Orologio. From there, head to see an icon of Venice, the Ponte di Rialto. Next visit Piazza San Polo and then Palazzo Mocenigo to see some of that clothing that earlier tourists came all the way from London for. Before dinner at Bentigodi visit the Palazzo Labia’s Salone del Tiepolo.


1

Ponte di Rialto

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto)
30125 Venice, Italy

Contact:

visit website


2

San Polo

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Campo San Polo
30123 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)


3

Palazzo Mocenigo

user rating

Location:

1992 Salizada San Stae
30135 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 72 1798
visit website


4

Palazzo Labia - Salone del Tiepolo

Location:

275 Campo San Geremia
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 524 2812
visit website


5

Bentigodi (Osteria da Andrea)

Location:

Cannaregio 1423
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 71 6269


Day 3 - Venice, Isola di Murano


One luxury of spending more time in Venice is being able to see some of the surrounding islands. Murano is certainly a top pick for visitors and Venetians alike. Murano is famous for its glass and while there you should visit some of the shops to see their work. Before leaving Murano, be sure to visit the Basilica di S. Donato. For dinner head to Giudecca and dine at La Palanca.


1

Murano

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Isola di Murano
30141 Venice, Italy

Contact:

visit website


2

Museo Vetrario - Murano

user rating

Location:

Fondamenta Giustinian 8
(Settore Vetro antico, Fondamenta)
30141 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9586
fax: +39 041 73 9586
visit website


3

Ercole Moretti

Location:

423 0141 Fondame Navagero Murano
30100 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9083
fax: +39 41 73 6844
visit website


4

Basilica di San Donato-Murano

user rating

expert pick

Location:

11 Campo San Donato
30100 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9056
visit website


5

Barovier & Toso

Location:

Fondamenta Vetrai, 28
30141 Isola di Murano, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9049
fax: +39 041 527 4385
visit website


6

Palanca (La)

Location:

Giudecca 448
30133 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 528 7719


Day 4 - Venice


One of the most photographed and least visited churches in all of Italy, and perhaps the world, is the Chiesa San Giorgio Maggiore. Start your day off there and then get back over to Piazza San Marco and visit more Venetian churches that are often overlooked. Santa Maria del Giglio o Zobenigo, Madonna dell’Orto, Chiesa di S. Stefano and Basilica dei Frari all contain wonderful works of art. If you have time remaining, go see the Arsenale and lastly Palazzo Cini.


1

Chiesa & Campanile di San Giorgio

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore
30100 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)
visit website


2

Santa Maria del Giglio o Zobenigo

expert pick

Location:

Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio O Zobenigo
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 1188


3

Madonna dell'Orto

expert pick

Location:

Campo dei Gesiutti
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 71 9933


4

Palazzo Cini

Location:

864 Campo San Vio
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 521 0755
visit website


5

Basilica dei Frari

user rating

Location:

Campo dei Frari
(Campo dei Frari)
30125 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 272 8611
fax: +39 41 275 0578


6

L''Arsenale

Location:

Calle Castello
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)41 522 6356 (Tourist Information)


7

Chiesa di S. Stefano

Location:

3825 Campo Santo Stefano
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 2362
visit website


© 2014 NileGuide.com   ·   Blog   ·   Facebook   ·   Contact Us   ·   About Us   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms & Conditions