2 Days in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities to visit. As one steps out of the Venice Santa Lucia Train station or arrives at Venice by bus/flight, they are transported into a different world, the one familiar through the period films and the paintings. While one is still lost in this old world, board the vaporetto and ride along the lengths of the Grand Canal to view the excellent buildings and palaces built in the Venetian Gothic architecture on either sides of the canal. Also do not miss to cruise along the smaller canals of Venice.

One will never run out of attractions or museums to visit in Venice even though the itinerary is for a day or a week. These are some of the major attractions not to be missed in Venice.

St Mark’s Square

Visit the most beautiful and happening place in Venice.

St Mark's Square

St Mark’s Basilica

Do not miss to view the beautiful mosaics in the basilica.

Doge’s Palace

Doge's Palace

 Rialto Bridge

Rialto Market

Best place to shop for fresh produce if you are planning to cook during your stay.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to view her personal collection of 20th century art works by the likes of Picasso, Marini, and others.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Accademia Bridge

View the Grand Canal from the recent wooden bridge built across it.

Accademia

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Gallerie dell’ Accademia houses many beautiful Venetian and Renaissance paintings.

San Giorgio Maggiore

Take a vaporetto from San Marco and head to San Giorgio Maggiore. The bustling St Mark’s Square can be admired from afar and visit the beautiful church. Take a lift to the top of the campanile to view the beautiful islands of Venice. This is a very good alternative to avoid the long queues of St Mark’s Campanile.

Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute

Jewish Ghetto

View the first Ghetto of Europe where Jews were forced to live within locked gates. Also visit the Jewish Museum and try some kosher dishes in the nearby kosher restaurants.

Jewish Ghetto

Cannaregio

Take a walk along the quiet neighbourhood close to the Jewish Ghetto away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist filled Rialto Bridge and San Mark’s Square. The restaurants here are very affordable and the portions are large.

Cannaregio

 Take a tour of Grand Canal

Grand Canal

Take a Gondola Ride through the small canals of Venice

Gondola Ride

Get lost in the streets of Venice

Streets of Venice

Venice Carnival

If visiting during Carnival, hire yourself a wonderful costume and attend a ball.

Carnival

Venice Specialties

Do not miss to eat the specialties of Venice – Gelato, Tiramisu, Hot Chocolate and of course Seafood…

What to buy?

Masks, Murano glass

Venetian Carnival Masks

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  1. Your photos brought back some wonderful memories. 🙂

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    1. Thanks… Memories of Venice will always be unforgettable… 🙂

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