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Two Days in Venice


Venice is a popular weekend destination, with two days being just enough to see its beautiful attractions.

On your first day, take a morning cruise on the Grand Canal, travelling from Ferrovia to San Zaccaria, and passing by the beautiful Piazza San Marco. Disembark, and visit three of the city's most popular attractions: the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale, and Museo Correr. Take a break from the hectic pace of your tour to savour the view from the top of the Campanile. It will take your breath away.

Go to Salizada San Moisè, taking lunch, and then proceed to some fun shopping. Once you’re done, go to Campo Santa Maria del Giglio to take the traghetto (ferry), or alternatively, head for the Accademia Bridge to cross the Grand Canal via Accademia Bridge. Head for the Santa Maria della Salute, where you’ll see a marvelous collection of Titian paintings. The Punta della Dogana also has one of the best panoramas in town.

See more of Venice’s amazing art at the Peggy Guggenheim's 20th-century works, or see the Gallerie dell'Accademia which reflects the history of the city. This should take the better part of the afternoon, and once you’re done, you’ll be ready for a gelato and a sunset walk on the Zattere. Take dinner, and then get a moonlit gondola ride.

Start the next day early, heading for the Rialto Bridge and market, going towards Campo San Polo and Basilica dei Frari, and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Aside from the works of Titian, you’ll see 60 works of Tintoretto at Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Have a good lunch, and then go to a gallery: either the Ca' Rezzonico, which has 18th century art, or Ca' Pesaro, which has modern art. Have dinner, visit the home of Richard Wagner, and then end a joyful two days of seeing one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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