Top 10 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

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There aren't too many places on this earth that when you see them for the first time they give you that, “Oh My God, Wow”, feeling. For me, Venice, Italy was one of those places. The first time I stepped out of the train station onto the plaza I felt like I had been transported into some kind of time warp and deposited into a whole new world. It had that kind of effect on me. I’m not sure that everyone who steps from that train station into the world of Venice will have that same feeling that I did, but I can assure you of one thing, you have entered into a place that you will not soon forget.

Before I turn Venice into something that it’s not let’s get one thing perfectly clear, Venice is crowded with tourists, twenty million every year to be exact. It would appear that if there were an off-season in Venice then it is a very short one that occurs during the colder, wetter, winter months. And one other thing about Venice, it is also slowly decaying and sinking. In what other city in the world could one say that this is all part of the charm and wonder of the city?

Having made three visits to Venice over the last five years I would like to offer up a list of things that can be seen on a three to four day visit to Venice. Some of them will be the obvious, and some of them will be not so obvious. No matter how you decide to spend your time in Venice I am certain that it will be a memorable experience.

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

— Truman Capote

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

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Visit Piazza San Marco during the day and at night

St. Marks Square is the hub of activity in Venice. During the day it seems that everyone in Venice is in the square at the same time. And for good reason. From St. Marks Square it is possible to visit the Basilica, Doges Palace, and climb the Bell tower. While the days of tourists feeding the pigeons are gone, it is not allowed anymore due to the potential human health hazards; the piazza still has just as many pigeons as visitors.

What can be better than visiting Piazza San Marco during the day? Visiting at night. After the sun goes down the piazza is transformed into a serenade of music as the various cafes alternate playing music to entertain their guests. Should you want to sit and enjoy the evening be prepared to pay a hefty price for that drink. What most visitors tend to do is to leisurely stroll the square following the sound of the music. With the piazza all lit up at night it makes for a beautiful setting.

St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica

Walking into St. Marks Basilica is another one of those wow moments that you’ll not soon forget. Consecrated in 1094 the structure has undergone much alteration over the centuries. The Cathedral sits at the eastern end of Piazza San Macro and is connected to the Doge’s Palace. Once inside the Cathedral you will immediately be drawn to the beautiful gilded Byzantine mosaics, which cover over 8000 square meters with gold, bronze and various types of stone.

The line to enter the Cathedral forms early so either plan on visiting late in the afternoon or you can purchase a skip the line pass for only one euro which allows you to enter without waiting in line. You can do this on-line at the official web-site of the Basilica. Simply print out your receipt voucher and be sure to bring it with you.

Tip for St. Mark's Basilica

Get the skip the line ticket. For 1 euro it guarantees you won't be waiting in line.

Doges Palace

Doges Palace

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

Tour Doges Palace

Built as the residence of the Doge of Venice (Supreme authority of the republic of Venice) the palace makes for a fascinating visit. The Secret Itineraries Tour is worth the few extra euros as it takes you into areas of the palace not accessible to the general public. The tour takes you into secret passageways, the prison, the interrogation room, the armament room and on to the Bridge of Sighs which connects the palace to the prisons that were built on the other side of the canal.

After the tour take your time and stroll the many beautiful rooms in the palace including The Sala del Maggior Consiglio or Great Hall. This huge hall is where up to 2000 members of the Great Council would convene. The impressive hall is amazing with its gilded ceiling and walls covered in 76 frescoes of past Doges. The painting titled “Paradise” by Venetian painter Tintoretto adorns one wall of the hall and is reputed to be the largest oil painting in the world measuring 74 feet by 30 feet.

Tip for visiting Doges Palace

Take the Secret Itineraries Tour. For a few extra euros you get a guided tour and visit areas of the palace not accessible to regular ticket holders.

Take the Water Bus down the entire length of the Grand Canal

Grab a good seat on the water bus and take a ride down the entire length of the Grand Canal. What better way to experience Venice than to ride down the heart of the Grand Canal while taking in all that Venice has to offer. Watch the Gondola’s as they glide their way in and around the water buses. Observe the delivery boats as they deliver everything that Venice needs to keep it up and running. Notice the finely polished wooden taxi boats as they deliver their passengers to their destination. This is what Venice is all about, enjoy the ride.

Transportation Tip

If you are staying in Venice for more than a day consider buying a multi-day vaporetto pass. This will save you some money.

Cruising down the Grand Canal

Cruising down the Grand Canal

Visit the Market early one morning

The market in Venice is one of the most organized and cleanest open markets that I have seen. If you are looking for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats or fish then this is the place to come. Even if you are not looking to purchase anything it is a wonderful place to walk and take photos. The fresh fruits and vegetables make for a colorful display that will have you wanting to sample the amazing array of locally grown produce and fruit. The market is located not far from the Rialto Bridge just off of the Grand Canal.

The Market

The Market

Murano Island

Murano Island is where the world famous Murano glass is crafted and makes for an interesting visit. While Murano’s reputation suggests that it is a tourist trap designed to lure visitors into their showrooms it is certainly worth a visit. If you’ve never seen delicate glassware being made it is a fascinating art to watch. It is simply amazing what these craftsmen are able to do. If you are looking to purchase Murano glass while on the island be certain that you are getting what you pay for. Not all of the shops are selling glass from the island so buyer beware.

Murano glass

Murano glass

Burano Island

Burano is probably the one stop that many visitors overlook and skip when visiting Venice. Everyone wants to see the glass making on Murano, and Burano is much farther out (40 minutes) in the lagoon so it’s a good ride. Not only is Burano worth a visit, but I much preferred the laid back, colorful, and easy going style of Burnao. Famous for its lacework, the island is dotted with brightly colored homes that make for some wonderful photo opportunities. Also worth seeing is the Church of San Martino with its leaning Bell Tower.



Take a Cicchetti Tour of Venice

I had not heard of the Cicchetti (chi-KET-tee) Tour until one of my traveling companions brought it up as something that we might consider doing that was a little different. After checking it out we decided to give it a go and I have to admit that it was a wonderful experience. Cicchetti are the small local appetizers that can typically be found in the local bars all over Venice. They can include a multitude of delicious snacks including various bruschetta, tiny sandwiches, seafood, cheeses, and various vegetables to name just a few. And to top off the scrumptious snacks you get wash it all down with a little glass of some local wine. On the Cicchetta Tour that we did we visited five local pubs trying a great assortment of local snacks and some very interesting local wines. Give it a try; I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It is also a great way to mingle with the locals and discover some of the off the beaten path cafes and pubs.

Cicchetti Tour, one of the local pubs.

Cicchetti Tour, one of the local pubs.

Rialto Bridge

This is probably the most crowded area in all of Venice. It seems that everyone wants to have his or her picture taken on this most famous bridge of Venice. Between the shops, the crowds, and the tourists getting on and off the nearby Rialto Water Bus stop, this area is a symphony of non-stop motion and activity. It is also a great spot to watch the coming and goings on the Grand Canal, if you can snag a spot. If you want to avoid some of the crowds then visit early or late. In the morning you can watch as Venice comes alive with the Grand Canal full of boats making their morning deliveries. At night this is one of the most beautiful spots in Venice with the lights reflecting off of the canal in a kaleidoscope of color.

The Grand Canal at night

The Grand Canal at night

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Get lost for a few hours - maps not allowed

There is nothing like wandering the back streets of Venice with no particular agenda and no map to guide you. It is here that you will discover the real Venice, the Venice where the locals live, and shop, and play, and go about their daily lives. If the crowds have started to get to you then this is the perfect remedy. Grab your camera, leave the map behind and wander aimlessly around Venice for a truly wonderful experience. When you want to find your way back simply start following the signs leading you to the Rialto Bridge or San Macro Square and soon enough you’ll have your bearings.

Ciao for now.

The back canals of Venice

The back canals of Venice

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Questions & Answers

Question: When is the best time to visit Italy?

Answer: The generally accepted thinking is that the months just prior to and just after the summer peak season are the best times to visit Italy. This would be April, May and perhaps early June, and mid-September through October. During these months the crowds will be smaller and the weather is still nice. During the summer months Italy can be very hot and humid and the crowds can be stifling. You are also more likely to get a lower rate on accommodations and flights during non-peak times.

© 2012 Bill De Giulio


Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 16, 2019:

LoL. Welcome back. Thank you for returning.

Stella Kaye from UK on March 16, 2019:

It appears I've stumbled upon your article once before as I've just noticed I've already commented a few years back!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 16, 2019:

Thank you Stella. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Venice is one of our favorite destinations in Italy, just so unique and alive.

Stella Kaye from UK on March 16, 2019:

Great article and photos. I visited Venice on a cruise in 1975 and always intended to go back but I never have. It is one of my favourite places.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 16, 2019:

Thanks. Have a great time in Venice.

Tracey E on March 16, 2019:

Arrived in Venice for our 1st time..... thanks for your tips, we’ll definitely be using them x

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on February 24, 2018:

Thank you Natalie. Venice is magical, unlike any other place. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a nice weekend.

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on February 24, 2018:

Great article! I've always wanted to go to Italy and this gives me the incentive to do so. Thanks!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on April 23, 2016:

Thanks Stella. We have enjoyed our time in Venice and I'm sure at some point in the future we will make our way back there. Have a great weekend.

Stella Kaye from UK on April 23, 2016:

Great article. I haven't been to Venice since 1975 but it's somewhere I would definitely like to go back to.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on August 24, 2015:

I suspect that most first time visitors to Venice have the same experience as you, and me also. But we were fortunate to return twice since then and it was definitely a different experience on the return trips. It is most certainly unlike anywhere else that I have been, almost like a fairy tale.

Lana Adler from California on August 24, 2015:

I've been to Venice once, and it was such a strange experience...unlike anywhere else I've visited. Your hub makes me want to come back and do some of the things I didn't get to do, and maybe be a little more grounded this time around, if it's at all possible in Venice :)

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on June 06, 2015:

Thank you Akriti. There are worse places one could go than Vencie :). It really is unlike any other place. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a great weekend.

Akriti Mattu from Shimla, India on June 06, 2015:

Well researched and well written hub.

Now i feel like packing my bag, taking a flight and visiting Venice.

Voted up :-)

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on April 19, 2015:

Hi Audrey. Thank you. Venice really is unlike any other place I've ever been. Start planning your visit, you'll never regret it :).

Many thanks for the share, vote, etc. Have a great day.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on April 19, 2015:

Hi Bill - I envy you for your travels to Venice, Italy. What an extraordinary adventure! I want to go. My bucket list now has a new #1.

Fantastic photos and great information. Big votes, sharing and thanks.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on October 22, 2014:

Hi Alun. Thank you. It's very rewarding to know that this hub helped in some small way make your trip to Vencie enjoyable. There is so much to do so one really needs to prioritize what they want to see as you mentioned.

Isn't Vencie amazing. No other place quite like it. We've been back three times and never tire of it. I look forward to reading your hubs on your trip Alun. Thanks again and have a great day.

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on October 22, 2014:

I've just recently returned from Venice - surely the most unique city in the world for the history of the buildings and the geography of the canals - and I really would say that it is a must-visit destination for anyone who has the opportunity to go there. After my visit I can concur with all the advice on this page, particularly about the Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the other islands. And the advice about 'getting lost' in Venice is really worth taking on board. I will be writing a few hubs of my own in due course but regarding this hub by bdegiulio, I can say this:

I only had about three and a half days to explore (and that included time on Murano and Burano) so not everything in Venice could be seen. In those circumstances time really must be used wisely and so articles such as this one are especially useful. I actually printed up this page as well as a few others to take with me in order to ensure that I saw as much as I could of the best sites. This article is well written and beautifully photographed, and for a short visit is probably more useful than a detailed guide book as it focuses on what must be prioritised. If you are planning on going to Venice for a limited time, read this and plan your days accordingly.

Thanks Bill for a nice hub which certainly helped to make my rather hectic visit to Venice a little more rewarding than it might otherwise have been. Voted up. Alun.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on July 31, 2014:

Thank you Raynold. Venice is wonderful, can't wait to return. We discovered the cicchetti tour on our last visit, what a great way to see a different side of Venice. I don't remember the specifics of what I tried but I can tell you I tried everything, mozzarella, cuddle fish, and everything else. It was all wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day.

Raynold P on July 30, 2014:

Hello bdegiuglio, I loved this hub, it's very interesting! I saw you suggested the cicchetti tour on your hub, and I absolutely agree with you. I found some positive reviews in many forums about www.venicewinetour.com

I visited the site and I discover an interesting blog about the history of Venice and about the italian wines/tapas.I decided to book a classic wine tour (5 bars+gondola) and I can say without any doubt that it was fantastic: food and wine were just delicious and our guide too, it was a great way to discover Venice out of the beathen path.I would heartily recommend it to anyone.

Did you try the mozzarella in carrozza? In my opinion the best cicchetto ever!

I tried the one of rosticeria gislon (near Rialto) and it was amazing

I really liked this hub about my favourite city! Thank you!!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on July 05, 2014:

Hi Mona. Thank you. I think the most fun we had in Venice was when we had no idea where we were. It's a great way to get away from the crowds, which are always there. Thanks so much for stopping by and the nice comment. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 05, 2014:

What a lovely tour of Venice. Everything sounds so wonderful, but I really loved the way you ended your article, suggesting that after all else, lose the map and walk around as the natives do. Wonderful hub.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on June 27, 2014:

Thanks Tristine. Isn't Venice wonderful? We managed to get to Venice a few times and we always have a great time. There is no other place quite like Venice. So glad you enjoyed the hub, have agreat weekend.

Tristine Toves on June 26, 2014:

This brings back great memories for me - I spent three magical days in Venice about 2 years ago and managed to do seven of the things on your list. Good hub! =]

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on June 02, 2014:

Hi Daniel. That's great. What you found was a Cicchetti Tour. Aren't they great? We did the same on our second visit to Venice and the young lady took us to some great sections of Venice that we would not have otherwise stumbled upon.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'll check out the website.

Daniel on June 02, 2014:

I've been in Venice three weeks ago and I tried a wine tour with a selection of wines and appetizers.

The tour was amazing, also because you can see many parts of the town, enjoying in every district a different wine and a different cicchetto(the venetian appetizer).

I found the tour on this site www.winetourvenice.com

There's a day tour and a night tour, I tried the one with five wines and the gondola.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on November 20, 2013:

Hi Anne. As you most likely know, there are countless things to do in Venice. We just returned from our third trip there and we never tire of it. Many thanks for the visit.

Anne Harrison from Australia on November 20, 2013:

I'm impressed you kept your list to 10 - Venice is truly an amazing place. Thanks for a great hub - especially enjoyed the tips. Now to start planning a return visit...

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2013:

Hi Leena. Thank you for the comments. I hope you get to Italy someday. Venice in particular is so unique and beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Leena from new delhi on September 21, 2013:

There are many Italian restaurants in my city , but I haven't had a chance to visit Italy as yet....the pictures are beautiful no doubt.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on July 25, 2013:

Hi Nithya. Thank you for the visit. Glad you enjoyed the tour of beautiful Venice. And thank you for the vote. Have a wonderful day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 25, 2013:

Great hub, wonderful pictures. Enjoyed the tour thorough Venice. Hoping to visit someday. Voted up.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on April 18, 2013:

Hi Leena. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for taking the time to comment. Venice certainly is a one of a kind place . I'll remember that "wow" moment for the rest of my life.

leena on April 18, 2013:

I really remember that "Wow!" feeling walking out of the railway station. A lovely city. your collection of photographs, very nice.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 26, 2013:

Hi nArchuleta. Perhaps getting lost in Venice could involve a day of shopping :) You are correct, Venice is a great city to shop, especially for those wonderful masks. Thanks so much for the visit, have a great day.

Nadia Archuleta from Denver, Colorado on March 26, 2013:

What about shopping? Spending a whole day searching for the perfect Carnevale mask? ;) An excellent Hub, though - thanks for sharing your experiences!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 24, 2013:

Hi mr-veg. The Grand Canal is always full of activity and the hustle and bustle of boats coming and going, wonderful to experience. Burano was one of our favorite things to do, it is so colorful and quaint, we really enjoyed Burano. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 24, 2013:

Hi rajan. Venice is certainly worthy of a visit. Definitely a unique place that is full of life and fun to see. Hopefully you get there soon. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

mr-veg from Colorado United States on March 23, 2013:

Grand canal and Burano look awesome !! Thanks for the virtual tour de Italy :)

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 23, 2013:

What a wonderful summarization of places to visit and things to do. Very helpful. I certainly wish to visit this beautiful city. Lovely pics. A ride down the great canal would be great as well as visiting the Piazza San Marco which hold a great attraction to me.

Voted up, interesting and shared.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 19, 2013:

Hi ryan. Thanks for the visit. If you love to travel you will love Italy, especially Venice. Glad you enjoyed the hub, have a great day.

ryanjhoe from Somewhere over the rainbow on March 18, 2013:

I always love traveling especially to any contry in Europe. I hope I can have time someday going to Italy, it's always a nice place. Thanks for sharing!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on March 09, 2013:

Hi SuzWrite. Thank you. We also have very fond memories of Venice, it is an amazing place. Welcome to HubPages.

SuzWrites on March 08, 2013:

Love your photos! Reading your hub brought back good memories of travelling to Venice back in the 90's and makes me want to go back!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on February 28, 2013:

Hi Elias. Thank for stopping by. Venice is amazing. BTW... Welcome to HubPages. I'll be picking your brain someday when I get around to visiting Greece.

Elias Zanetti from Athens, Greece on February 28, 2013:

Venice is such a fascinating place! Amazing hub! Voted up & awesome!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on February 26, 2013:

Thanks staceybeck01. There is so much to see and do. Plan a trip now, you won't regret it. Thanks for stopping by.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on December 04, 2012:

Yeah, we were watching in on the news and YouTube. Unbelievable. Not sure what it would be like to be there when it floods, probably not too good. It was amazing to watch however.

John Patrick Baumann from St. Louis on December 04, 2012:

Did you hear about San Marco being under a few feet of water recently?? I loved your bit about no maps in Venice, totally agree!!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on November 14, 2012:

Thanks Kastle. Glad you enjoyed the list. Isn't Venice magical. Being in San Marco Square at night is something special. Many thanks for stopping by. Have a great day

Kastle on November 13, 2012:

Perfect list of things to do in Venice. I loved going there at night, it was glorious to look out onto the water or get lost wandering the streets. Awesome article btw!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on October 06, 2012:

Hi Shinkicker. Thanks for the visit. Venice is one of the two places in the world that I remember having that "wow" feeling. The other was the Grand Canyon. Appreciate the visit and comments.

Shinkicker from Scotland on October 06, 2012:

Great Hub bdegiulio

I remember that "Wow!" feeling walking out of the train station. A magical city. I love your photographs too.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 23, 2012:

Hi Glimmer Twin Fan. Glad you enjoyed Venice. We really enjoyed Burano and found it beautiful. And to think, we almost didn't go because it's a 40 minute trip out to the island. Thank you so much for the nice comments, vote and share. Ciao

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 23, 2012:

Hi Carter. Yes, we are just back from two weeks in Venice and Sicily so I have plenty to write about. I agree with you, Burano was absolutley beautiful and one of my favorite spots. Thank you as always for the support, votes, share, etc. Ciao

Claudia Mitchell on September 23, 2012:

Another beautiful travel hub! Love the tips boxes. Those will come in so handy for people visiting and Burano looks fascinating! Shared & voted up!

Mary from Cronulla NSW on September 23, 2012:

Oh my gosh Bill, you are at it again!! wetting my appetite for all things Italiano with your spectacular photos and informative hub on Venice...great one Bill, oh and loved the shots of Burano btw:) voted up +++ pinned & shared...cheers

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 23, 2012:

Hi Lesley. Venice is one of the few places that I've had that initial reaction of "wow". It is beautiful and so unique. Hopefully you get an opportunity someday to go back and spend some time there.

Thank you for the support and vote. Have a wonderful day. Bill

Movie Master from United Kingdom on September 23, 2012:

Hi Bill, I have visited Venice and it had the same effect on me as it did you - I absolutely fell in love with it!

Unfortunately It was only a day trip when I was on holiday in Italy and there just wasn't the time to do everything on your list!

I hope I will go back one day, thank you for bringing back some memories with your wonderful hub, voting up, best wishes Lesley

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 22, 2012:

Hi Suzette. Thank you for the nice comments. Venice really is wonderful and we enjoyed it very much. So glad you've had a chance to experience the wonder of Venice. have a great day.

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on September 22, 2012:

What a beautiful and superb article on Venice! Your photos are outstanding and really do you credit. The writing is excellent also. This article brings back so many wonderful memories I have of Venice. It is such a romantic city full of art, culture, great food, wonderful gondola rides etc. So sad to hear it is still sinking into the water. Hope the Italians can do something about that. Thanks for an enriching article!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 22, 2012:

Hi Margaret. Italy is certainly worth a visit and especially Venice. It is like no other place on this earth. Thanks for taking the time to read, comment and the VU. Have a great day.

Margaret Perrottet from San Antonio, FL on September 22, 2012:

This is on my bucket list of things to do. I've been to Europe once, and visited France and Germany. If I am lucky enough to get there again, it will be Italy. Great hub that I will bookmark for future reference. Voted up, interesting and useful.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Hi Carol, We'll have to get you to 100K views quickly so we can get you to Venice. You'll love it, it really is beautiful. Thank you for the vote and share, always very much appreciated.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Thanks Bill. Burano was one of my favorite spots, less crowds and the colors of the houses was just amazing. Thank you as always.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 21, 2012:

Love the pictures, especially Burano! Great hub Bill!

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Hi Suzie. Glad you loved Venice. Maybe you'll get there soon after you make the big move? It really is like a whole new world; the colors, the music, the crowds, the people. It all adds up to a wonderful experience. Thank you as usual for your support and of course the vote and share.

I hope to be writing about Sicily in the next week or so, can't wait. It really is so much fun to reminisce about these trips when I write the Hubs.


Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on September 21, 2012:

Hi Bill,

Loved this sooooo much! You have written a really wonderful tour of Venice for all newcomers to this fabulous city and surrounds. Love your tips which are definitely worth taking note of. Avoiding queuing is an excellent one! I look forward to going to Venice, it is one of my must see places in Italy and plan on doing it in the not so distance future. Murano Glass I adore and have bought a bit over the years so that would be a must see with Burano. I also agree with you 200% on getting lost with no map and see what happens!! It is the best way to see real life of a place.

Great Great job my friend, loved this fact filled hub with your own wonderful pics!!! voted all the way and more!!! Shared on


Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Thank you Sandra. It was a great trip. Very much appreciate the vote and share. Have a great day

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on September 21, 2012:

Great tour. Of course, I love the photos. Voted up and shared.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Hi Prakash. Thank you for the nice comments. I really do love putting these travel hubs together. You know first hand how beautiful Venice is and I do remember your comments on Sorrento. Many thanks my friend.

Bill De Giulio (author) from Massachusetts on September 21, 2012:

Thanks Abby. When you get a chance to visit Venice definitely go. It really is unique and beautiful. I'm sure you'll get there someday soon.

Prakash Dighe from Dallas, Texas, USA on September 21, 2012:

Great description and wonderful photos, Bill. Just as descriptive as your hub on Sorrento (remember my comments?). I visited Venice some 15 years ago - it was beautiful then, and looks even more beautiful now - thanks to all the great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Abby from Ireland on September 21, 2012:

Such beautiful photos! Wish I was visiting :( Thanks for another great hub :)

carol stanley from Arizona on September 21, 2012:

I love the photos and description of course. I have not been to Venice in over 100 years...well you know. You really shared what Venice is all about and did a great job. I am ready to head out anytime..when I hit 100,000 views. Thanks for sharing all this..Voting UP..and sharing.

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