Discover Venice 2024

Discover Venice

Venice is a unique city that you have to enjoy. Following the advice of our local partner and friends of Ca’Foscari University, we have selected the best 10 activities to give you the opportunity to discover and enjoy the city as a true Venetian:

  1. A tour in the RIALTO MARKET, the fish and fruit Venetian market (free).
  2. A relax walk in the GIARDINI REALI, the Royal Gardens, the small green lung close to Saint Mark’s Square (free entrance). A nice place to take a rest or a refreshment.
  3. A visit to the CAMPANILE, the bell tower, the so-called Paron de Casa (Owner of the House), in St. Mark’s Square.
  4. A visit to the PEGGY GUGGENHEIM museum.
  5. A visit to the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM located in San Stae.
  6. A visit to the stunning staircase SCALA DEL BOVOLO, 5 minutes far from St. Mark’s Square.
  7. A visit to the NAVAL MUSEUM with all its reconstructions of ships: the “Bucintoro” is a must for everybody.
  8. A visit to the DOGE’S PALACE to discover the History of Venice.
  9. A HANDCRAFTS WORKSHOP to paint a mask in one of many ateliers in Town; we can suggest you Ca’ Macana.
  10. A GONDOLA TOUR or a simple “TRAGHETTO” RIDE. The so-called “traghetti” are short rides (a couple of minutes) between one side and the other one on the Canal Grande and they are still used by all the Venetian residents. We suggest you to take the “traghetto” in San Tomà/Sant’Angelo or the one in Rialto/Ca’ d’Oro. The standard touristic tour by Gondola lasts about 30 minutes and the price is € 80 (or € 100 during night-time), while the “traghetto” has a lower price, just € 2 per person. An advice: before getting on board for a touristic ride, always ask about the price to the Gondolier.
  1. TRATTORIA ANZOLO RAFFAELE: classic Venetian trattoria, local cuisine, delicatessenCampo dell’Angelo Raffaele, Dorsoduro 1722 30123 Venezia Tel. +39 041 5237456
  2. OSTERIA ALLA BIFORA: classic Venetian osteria, wine barCampo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 2930 30123 Venezia Tel. +39 041 523 6119
  3. IMPRONTA RESTAURANT: modern cuisine, convivial atmosphere Dorsoduro, 381530123 VeneziaTel. +39 041 275 0386
  4. ORANGE: American hamburger, sandwiches, salad, meatCampo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 305430123 VeneziaTel. +39 041 523 4740no web
  5. AL PROFETA: pizzeriaCalle Longa de San Barnaba, Dorsoduro 267130123 VeneziaTel. +39 041 523 7466
  6. FRARY’S: vegetarian / vegan, GreekFondamenta dei Frari, San Polo 255830125 VeneziaTel. +39 041 720050
  7. & 8. OKE ZATTERE, OKE SAN GIACOMO and OKE SANTA LUCIA: gluten-freeTel. +39 041 520 6601
9. OSOTTOOSOPRA: typical Venetian tavern, gourmet cuisineDorsoduro 3741 30123 Venezia Tel. +39 327 859 2832
10. GARDEN BISTROT VENEZIA: Venetian gourmet cuisine Campo Santa Margherita – Dorsoduro 2919 30123 Venezia Tel. +39 377-3119993


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