Weekend trip to Venice
To the most beautiful places in the lagoon
If you can afford to spend an entire weekend in Venice, you have the advantage of getting to know not only the city in all its beauty, but can also try the culinary delights and visit one or the other island in the lagoon. In any case, ZAINOO recommends the purchase of a 12, 24 or 36-hour ticket for the public waterbuses. In this way you can get comfortably across Venice and its lagoon without constantly having to pay for tickets.
Day 2 in the morning:
- Day 2 starts again at the Santa Lucia train station with a boat trip along the Grand Canal. Over 250 buildings and 15 churches line the main artery of Venice, offering an impressive sight. If your hotel is near St. Mark’s Square, or even on Lido, you can easily go in the opposite direction to the station.
- After this trip past the grandest buildings of the lagoon city, take the next ferry to Giudecca from St. Mark’s Square (or station). It may be that you will have to change once – the Il Redentore landing stage should be your destination, however.
- The impressive Il Redentore “Redeemer Church” is the work of the architect Andrea Palladio and dominates the profile of the lagoon island.
- From Redentore, go by ferry two more stops until you reach the small island of San Giorgio. Here is the church of San Giorgio Maggiore with its Campanile similar to St Mark’s Tower. The view of Venice is particularly impressive. Directly opposite St Mark’s Square you can enjoy a fantastic view of all important buildings of Venice.
- From San Giorgio go back to San Zaccaria and then to F. TE NOVE. Here the ferries run to Murano.
- If by now you are plagued by hunger, can certainly find one or two options for having a snack
Day 2 in the afternoon:
- If you stroll along the two main channels of Murano, you will almost feel as if you are in a quiet area of Venice. The many glass shops and factories are the only thing that make the island so special and very time consuming when doing a walk. Besides the two churches, the Glass Museum is especially worth a visit as is purchasing a small souvenir made of Murano glass.
- There are ferries running directly from Murano to Burano. The trip takes about 30 minutes but is certainly worth making.
- The small fishing village of Burano with its colourful houses is a small world of its own. Burano is famous mainly for its lace-making. A small museum also provides information about the techniques and history of the industry. A short walk through the pretty little fishing village marks the successful completion of the island tour.
- Take the ferry back to Murano and then to Venice.
Day 2 in the evening:
- If you still have some time at your disposal and can spend one more evening in Venice, you should definitely go on a tour of Venice by night. With a good camera and long exposure you can take fantastic photos here.
If you have even more time on your hands, you can do your own variation of the tours describe here and explore other attractions such as the various Scuole of Venice and churches, the Jewish ghetto and many other sights on an individual tour through Venice.