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A guide to the best things to do in Venice Italy

A guide to the best things to do in Venice Italy


I have visited Venice in Italy  5 times and it never fails to delight. I can think of no-where else on earth quite like Venice. I love the crossing from the mainland to Venice on the train and walking out of the train station to the view of the Grand Canal.

During my last visit we stayed in a reasonably priced hotel in the Cannaregio district of Venice which is near the station with a great view of the Grand Canal.  (If you are interested in staying in that same hotel you can book it here)

So there is so much to do and see in Venice and even after 5 visits I still have not seen it all – so these are (so far) my best things to do in Venice in the form of a photographic journey.

A few things I would suggest if you are planning to visit Venice are

  1. Stay near the train station! If you have a lot of luggage just remember you will be lugging it onto vaporetto or water taxis then across bridges….not my idea of fun!
  2. If you are on a budget there are take-away sandwich and pizza options at the station – we bought a slice or two of pizza to keep us going until dinner!
  3. Buy a pass for the vaporetto for the time you are in Venice – we purchased a 48 hour pass which cost 30 Euros each and it was sure worth it. It gives you unlimited access to vaporetto and buses in the City of Venice and sometimes jumping onto a vaporetto is a welcome break from walking! Just remember to validate it before you use it!!!!

Top Tips for Venice - where to go, what to see where to eat

Here are my postcards (and a video) from Venice ♥ Best things to do in Venice

Venice 2 - best things to do in Venice

Vaporetto stop

beautiful - best things to do venice

gondola sunset


loads of bridges

Venice 3


view again


close up


Bridge of sighs

view at sunset

venice 4

the merchant of venice


Venice 6

mask 1

masks 2

Its is so photogenic its hard to stop taking pictures…


rialto in venice italy



Have you been to Venice? What were your favourite sights?

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  1. September 18, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Hi Tracy! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of Venice. I’ve never been there and it looks very beautiful. Seems like you had a great time! Keep it up! #FlyAwayFriday

    • September 19, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Hi Venice is absolutely beautiful and an amazing city. Glad that you like my photographs!

  2. September 20, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Beautiful!! Definitely bookmarking this for my upcoming trip to Europe over winter break!! I’m so excited that I’ll finally get to visit Venice!! Would you say 1 night is enough or would you suggest 2? Would love to know!! Thank you for sharing on #FlyAwayFriday!

    • September 21, 2016 / 6:52 am

      Hi I would definitely make it 2 nights – there is so much to see and do. Keep a look out for my follow up post which gives more information about what to see and do. Thanks for reading my post!

  3. September 21, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    The closest thing to Venice I’ve been to is Venice Beach here in California and I know that’s absolutely ridiculous! Time for me to get out there! The photos are so colorful and fun! Thanks for sharing and joining #FlyAwayFriday!

    • September 21, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Hi I was in Venice Beach just over a year ago! Venice Italy is an absolute delight – there is just no-where else on earth quite like it! Glad you liked my photographs. There will be another post coming as my friend has written up all her tips and recommendations so keep an eye out for that one!

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Traveller, teacher, train lover, and milkshake connoisseur.Now living and working in my 7th country and experiencing life in Queensland, Australia.

I write to inspire others whatever their age to explore the world - near and far!

I have travelled for over 30 years including solo in my 20's , as a single parent in my 30's and now in my 40's and beyond with my husband. House sitter and aspiring grey nomad a life of location independence is my goal.

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