7 Things To Do in Venice

1. Get lost

Take a few turns off the main road and spend a day getting completely lost in the winding streets. The best part of Venice is just marveling at the architecture of the city.

7 Things To Do in Venice

2. Cruise the canals

Whether you take a gondola ride or just take a Vaporetto definitely experience getting around Venice by water.

7 Things To Do in Venice

3. Visit Colorful Burano

Get on the Vaporetto first thing in the morning and visit Burano’s gorgeous colored houses. It’s a picture perfect photo opportunity.

7 Things To Do in Venice

4. Get a view from above

Pay the extra Euro and climb up to the roof of the Basilica San Marco to get an amazing view over St. Marks Square. For an even better view over the entire city take the elevator up to the top of St. Mark’s Campanile.

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7 Things To Do in Venice

5. Shop

Venice has no shortage of souvenir shopping or leisure shopping. There are so many little shops you could spend days wandering in and out of them. Stop by my favorite shop in Venice, La Ricerca.

7 Things To Do in Venice

6. Visit Murano

Another Vaporetto ride, head to the island of Murano and watch the glassmakers in their workshops creating beautiful glass pieces.

7 Things To Do in Venice

7. Visit the Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs is probably one of the most popular sights in Venice I see on Pinterest and it does not disappoint. Stop on the bridge across the way for the view you’ve seen in photos and then visit the Palazzo Ducale and walk across the inside of the bridge (part of the palace prison).