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What to see in Venice in 2 days?

Venice is a city that offers every visitor a myriad of attractions and points of interest, making it difficult to see them all due to their sheer number. For those who are unsure, here are some tips to visit Venice in two days.

The monuments, attractions, and alleys of Venice create a true work of art that often offers so much that it confuses even the most prepared tourist. Two days in Venice may seem short, but for those who organize their visit well, they can be more than enough. Below is an itinerary that will take you through the alleys of this fascinating city.

Visit the famous Piazza San Marco, walk along bridges immortalized in thousands of paintings, and discover the islands that make up this city suspended on water. Walking is the best way to visit this city, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll in search of a spot to take photos as a memory of the days spent.

For those on vacation at Hotel Pra’delle Torri in Caorle, reaching Venice is very easy. In a few minutes, using your own car or one of the local buses, you can start your visit to Venice.

2 days in Venice: first day

Climb the bell tower of San Marco

The bell tower of San Marco, with its 99 meters in height, offers a panoramic view of the square below and the center of Venice. At the top of this tower is also the iconic Gabriel weather vane, which shows the direction of the wind blowing over the square. For those who want to have a fantastic and “different” view of Venice, climbing this tower is one of the best things they can do. While at the top of the tower, you can also admire some of the original bells that chime every hour.

Visit the Basilica of San Marco

After descending the bell tower, you can proceed to visit the Basilica of San Marco. This wonderful cathedral was erected in the 9th century. Over time, and with the ruling doges of Venice, it underwent a series of modifications that led it to become what we see today. Since 1807, this cathedral has been the official seat of the Venetian archbishopric, designed with magnificent domes, carved marbles, and mosaics that make every corner even more splendid.

While walking inside the cathedral, you can admire the frescoes, artifacts, and the tomb of San Marco. Additionally, the Pala d’oro (a golden altar encrusted with rare gems) is one of the most beautiful works of art in the cathedral.

Visit the Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace, also known as Palazzo Ducale, was built in the 14th century. This Gothic structure, where the doges exercised their power, has now become a museum. Inside its halls, there are various exhibitions and art tours. For the more curious tourists, there is also a special tour that offers the chance to explore the most secret parts of the palace, such as the attics, inner courtyards, and rooms normally closed to the public.

2 days in Venice: second day

Explore the Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Located on the edge of the Grand Canal, this museum was a former palace and residence of Peggy Guggenheim, a collector of modern art. Inside its halls, you will find a collection of modern art pieces and interesting collections to explore in the Sculpture Garden.

Visit the islands of Murano and Burano on a cruise

A cruise from Venice to the islands of Murano and Burano is the best way to reach these “districts” of Venice. Murano is world-famous for its glass art creations. On this island, there is also a distinctive church where it is believed dragon bones are buried. Burano is rich in fishing activities and shellfish farming, which have been passed down from father to son for centuries.

Visit Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Campo Santa Maria Formosa is one of the most famous squares in the entire Venetian lagoon. Here, the Basilica of Saints John and Paul was built. It is one of the largest churches in Venice, and during a visit, you can admire its splendid architecture and the artworks present. If the crowd is not too large, you can also see the urn where it is believed the skin of a 15th-century Venetian general, Marco Antonio Bragadin, is kept.

A visit to Venice cannot be considered complete without a gondola ride. This means of water transportation, which can only be found in this Italian city, has been an icon of the city for centuries. Millions of tourists decide to sit in the gondolas and explore the city from an unusual perspective, allowing them to admire the decadent charm of a city that has been battling with water for millennia to avoid sinking like a modern Atlantis.

What to see near Venice?

Venice is a wonderful city rich in monuments to visit, but the surrounding areas also have many attractions. Caorle is definitely a beautiful city to visit, with its lagoon and a series of excellent restaurants where you can taste the typical dishes of Caorle.

Seeing Venice in two days may seem like a challenge for an unorganized tourist, but by following this simple guide and marking the attractions on a map, you can complete its discovery even in a few days.

In addition to Caorle, a few kilometers away, you can visit Vicenza or Concordia Sagittaria. These two cities are a great choice for a day trip to explore them.