Excursions in Venice

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Best places to visit in Venice

Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, is a city that almost defies description. With its intricate canal network, rich history, and stunning architecture, it's a destination like no other. Enthralling and full of romance, Venice invites visitors to explore its hidden gems and well-known landmarks. Here are some of the best places to experience when you're in Venice, with each offering a unique glimpse into the city's heart and soul.

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)

  • St. Mark's Basilica: A magnificent example of Italo-Byzantine architecture and one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, this is a must-see. Its gold mosaics and intricate façade are a testament to Venice’s grandeur.
  • The Campanile: Offering panoramic views of Venice, the bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica is an experience you shouldn't miss. The vantage point provides a breathtaking perspective of the city's rooftiles and spires.
  • Doge's Palace: Once the residence of the Doge of Venice, this Gothic palace is now a museum showcasing the city's history and art. Be sure to walk across the Bridge of Sighs after your visit.

The Grand Canal

No trip to Venice would be complete without a cruise along the Grand Canal. This main waterway snakes through the heart of Venice, flanked by historic buildings that tell stories of the city's past affluence and splendor. For the best experience, consider a gondola ride or a more affordable vaporetto trip to see Venice from the water.

Rialto Bridge

The oldest bridge across the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, is not just a vital pedestrian crossing, but also a symbol of Venice. Atop the bridge, you can snap the perfect postcard-worthy shot of the bustling canal below. Nearby, the Rialto Market serves as the commercial heart of Venice, offering a vibrant atmosphere and fresh local produce to explore.

The Venetian Islands

  • Murano: Known globally for its exquisite glassmaking, Murano is just a short boat trip from Venice. Witness the fascinating process of glassblowing at one of the island's factories.
  • Burano: This picturesque island with its colorful fishermen's houses is a delight for photographers. Burano is also renowned for its lace-making tradition and charming atmosphere.
  • Torcello: Offering a peaceful escape, Torcello sits in quiet contrast to the bustle of Venice and is home to the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Teatro La Fenice

For lovers of music and history, the opulent Teatro La Fenice is one of Italy's major opera houses and has hosted some of the most significant operatic events. Its sumptuous interior and acoustic perfection make catching a performance here an unforgettable experience.

Finally, to truly enhance your experience and relax while learning about the fascinating history of Venice, consider booking an excursion with Happytripz. Our guided tours promise to take you on a journey through the city's canals and alleys, revealing secrets and stories that you won't find anywhere else.

To plan your excursion with Happytripz or learn more about our offerings, be sure to visit our website or get in touch with our friendly team. We're here to help you fall in love with Venice, one unforgettable moment at a time.

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Harry Sharp

What an enchanting experience in Venice! Our guide was a true local, delivering fascinating stories of the city with a personal touch. The hidden gems tour let us see Venice's beauty beyond the usual tourist spots. It felt like we were discovering a secret side of Venice!

Ian Ramsey

The Grand Canal boat tour was a dream come true. Gliding through the waterways on a traditional Venetian boat provided a unique view of the city's architecture. Our guide's insights about the historical landmarks added so much depth to this picturesque journey.

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Our excursion through the lesser-known streets of Venice was nothing short of magical. The guide's in-depth knowledge paired with the serenity of less crowded areas made for a truly immersive cultural experience. It felt like stepping back in time!

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Absolutely delighted with the sunset gondola ride we took in Venice. The guide pointed out interesting facts about the surrounding palaces and bridges, all while we enjoyed the most romantic atmosphere. It's a must-do for anyone visiting the city.

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Exploring the Venetian islands was a highlight of our trip! The colorful houses of Burano and the rich glassmaking history in Murano were brought to life by our knowledgeable guide. It was a captivating, well-organized day trip from Venice.

Valentina Campos

I was thoroughly impressed by the level of detail in our walking tour through Venice. The intricate history of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace was fascinating. It really made the architecture come alive with stories.

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Taking the secret Venice tour with our engaging guide was an experience I'll never forget. Learning about the city's mysterious past while meandering through quaint alleyways exceeded all expectations. The hidden courtyards and storybook canals were breathtaking.

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Venice is truly the city of dreams, and our day trip did not disappoint. The food and wine tasting tour was exceptional, offering authentic Venetian flavors. Our guide's recommendations were spot-on, giving us a taste of local life.

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Seeing Venice by night on the ghost and legends walking tour was an exhilarating experience. Our guide's thrilling stories of bygone times added an air of mystery to the already fascinating streets and canals. It gave us a different perspective on the city.