72 Hours in Venice

4 Days 3 Nights in Italy, Venice

Escape to one of the planets most notoriously stunning locations. Enriched with it's preserved history, culture and pure beauty, this once in a life time trip is sure to impress. Make sure to experience the most Venice has to offer, with this detailed itinerary: Including the best recommended activities, to the top rated, Italian cuisine restaurants.


Things to Note:
The currency in Italy is the Euro Sunglasses and sun lotion to protect you from the Mediterranean heat. Guide book - no trip is complete without one! Comfortable footwear - the main method of transport asides boat is foot, make sure you're comfortable for exploring. Camera - to capture Venice and all of it's beauty Passport Holiday Insurance
Recommended budget:
Est. US$656/pax
Trip Type:

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08:00AM
08:00AM
Land in Airport
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Make sure not to get scammed by taxi drivers here, some charge est. 15 euros per bag! You can get currency for your trip here too.
08:15AM
08:15AM
Directions
$100
1.
If you're flying to and from Marco Polo, I recommended getting a taxi to the hotel's address. Be careful though, some taxi drivers tend to charge extortionate prices per piece of luggage. The journey is est. 1 hour.
2.
Ask the driver to drop you off at Venezia Terminal Passegeri/Porto. You'll be able to get a boat from Terminal Crociere
3.
The boat will drop you off right outside the Hilton hotel (port Guidecca Hilton)
08:15AM
08:15AM
Directions
$20
1.
If you want a cheaper alternative to get to the Hilton from Marco Polo, you can reach Piazzale Roma - Venice Bus Station, with public bus n.5. You'll need to get a tram (see in picture) to Venezia Terminal (18th stop).
2.
Though it's one way, make sure you get a day pass as you'll need one for exploring the city later.Then take ACTV public water bus n. 2 or 4.1 (direction Giudecca-San Marco).
3.
Get off at Palanca boat stop, turn right and walk 10 mins to the hotel (crossing 2 bridges).
4.
You will reach your destination
10:30AM
10:30AM
Check-in Hotel
$242
Check-in is at 2pm, however can be requested earlier. You can leave your luggage at reception. Here, you can revitalise yourself after your flight in the panoramic rooftop pool and eforea spa, overlooking this one-of-a-kind city. Or replenish yourself with the local cuisine in one of the hotels' 7 restaurants. Before heading on the boat, you should note that it's usually cheaper to get a day pass for 20 euros instead of paying for individual journeys.
2:00PM
2:00PM
Directions
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Once checking into the hotel at 2, reimburse yourself into the cultured, novelty city which is Venice.
2.
Make sure you have a day pass. Get the 2 or 4.1 waterboat service to San Marco. It is here that you will see the most recognisable sites of the city.
3.
Take some time to embrace the sights from a standpoint. Try to get the attention of the infamous pigeons.
2:15PM
2:15PM
Saint Mark's Basilica
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Discover both the outer and inner beauty and history of this jaw dropping Basilica. No matter your religion, you will be in awe of this flawless, historical architecture. Make sure to cover yourselves up before entering the building, as it is deemed as disrespectful and will likely to be denied access if your outfit is seen as inappropriate. Don't worry though, you're able to rent clothing from outside Saint Mark's, if you still want to fashion summer clothes throughout the rest of the day.
3:15PM
3:15PM
Directions
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Once finishing up at Saint Mark's Basilica, head out the door and towards the canal to to Bar Gelateria Al Tordaro Dal 1948
3:20PM
3:20PM
Bar Gelateria Al Tordaro Dal 1948
$10
Rehydrate yourselves and embrace the scenic views from an outside dining area. Perhaps indulge in some of the cafe's mouthwatering ice-cream before heading back on your feet to explore more of the city.
3:45PM
3:45PM
Directions
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Walk north-east on Riva degli Schiavoni
2.
Slight left onto Piazza San Marco
3.
Turn left to stay on Piazza San Marco
4.
Turn right onto Merceria Orologio
5.
Turn right towards Merceria S. Zulian
6.
Turn left onto Merceria S. Zulian
7.
Merceria S. Zulian turns slightly left and becomes Merceria del Capitello
8.
Turn left onto Calle delle Acque/Merceria S. Salvador
9.
Turn right onto Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava
10.
Turn left to stay on Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava
11.
Turn right onto Merceria II Aprile
12.
Slight left onto Salizzada Pio X
13.
Continue onto Ponte di Rialto
14.
Continue up the stairs, you will then have reached Rialto Bridge.
4:00PM
4:00PM
Rialto Bridge
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Here lies the famous Rialto Bridge. There's more than meets the eye to this construction. It spans Venice's very own Grand Canal, and this area in particular is a constant bustle. Visit the Rialto Market afterwards to gain the most from this location.
4:05PM
4:05PM
Directions
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Walk north-west on Ponte di Rialto towards Riva del Vin
2.
Turn right onto Fondamenta Vin Castello
3.
Turn left onto Campo de la Pescaria/Fondamenta Vin Castello
4.
Slight right onto Campo de la Pescaria
5.
Turn right onto Ruga Donzella
6.
Turn left onto Fondamenta de le Prigioni
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Your destination will be on the left
4:15PM
4:15PM
Rialto Market
$10
Explore this market which targets both the locals and tourists, here is definitely the best place to buy those mementoes to take back a part of Venice to your family and friends.
5:00PM
5:00PM
Directions
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1.
Walk south-east on Fondamenta de le Prigioni towards Ruga Donzella
2.
Turn right onto Ruga Donzella
3.
Turn left onto Campo de la Pescaria
4.
Turn right onto Fondamenta Vin Castello
5.
Turn left onto Ruga dei Oresi
6.
Continue onto Ponte di Rialto
7.
Slight right onto Merceria II Aprile
8.
Turn left onto Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava
9.
Turn right to stay on Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava
10.
Turn left onto Calle delle Acque/Merceria S. Salvador
11.
Turn right onto Merceria del Capitello
12.
Merceria del Capitello turns slightly left and becomes Merceria S. Zulian
13.
Turn right at Spadaria
14.
Turn left onto Merceria Orologio and Turn left onto Piazza San Marco, your destination is on the right.
5:10PM
5:10PM
St Mark's Campanile
$4
For the best views possible of Venice, visit the Campanile. It gives a panoramic view of this stunning location, set in the heart of the city. Not only will it provide the best of memories and snapshots, but it will also connect you to the city, you'll be able to point out the remaining sights you have left to see - even your hotel!
6:00PM
6:00PM
Directions
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Walk north on Piazza San Marco towards Calle de la Canonica
2.
Turn left to stay on Piazza San Marco
3.
Turn right onto Calle Salvadago
4.
Turn right onto Calle Frezzeria
5.
You will reach your destination now
6:05PM
6:05PM
Dinner at Osteria Enoteca San Marco
$20
After a day of travelling, exploration and memories you'll never forget, relax in this highly rated, local cuisine serving restaurant. The menu is available here: http://www.osteriasanmarco.it/en
7:30PM
7:30PM
Directions
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Walk south-east on Calle Frezzeria towards Calle Carro
2.
Turn left onto Piazza San Marco/Salita S. Moise
3.
Turn right to stay on Piazza San Marco
4.
Turn right and continue until you reach the water
5.
Turn left and continue, crossing over the water
6.
You will reach your destination on your left
7:35PM
7:35PM
Bridge of Sighs
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Walk off your dinner with a stroll along the canal frontage. You will have seen this bridge somewhere before even visiting Venice. Whilst you're here, take in the sights of Dolge's Palace, where you will be heading tomorrow.
8:00PM
8:00PM
Directions
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Continue walking down the water side, walking away from St Mark's Square
2.
Your destination will be on your right
3.
Take the B boat from S. Zaccaria to Giudecca Hilton
4.
You will have reached your destination.
9:00PM
9:00PM
Back in Hotel
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Settle down next to the canal and reminisce the great memories you have already made on the trip. Note: You should purchase the 20 euro day pass for boat rides.