Things to do in Venice

Venice – Italy’s City of Love

Venice is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region and one of the 118 islands on the Venetian Lagoon. Venice is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world as well as home to many historical sites such as monuments, museums, and churches. It is fondly called the “City of Bridges” and “City of Canals” because of the hundreds of canals and bridges built within the city. Some travelers also call it “The Floating City” because it sits predominantly on water.


Things to do in Venice

Venice is home to many must-see historical and cultural attractions and for tourists there are a lot of things to do in Venice while on vacation in the beautiful city.

The whole of Venice is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an open-air museum to visitors. When you go on a holiday in Venice, you can visit plenty of galleries, museums, and churches that depict the rich culture and history of the city.


Venice Gondola

The first thing that almost every holiday visitor does is to explore the many romantic canals of Venice through a delightful and memorable gondola ride. A gondola is an old Venetian boat that used to be the primary mode of transportation around the city.


When to go to Venice

Late spring and early summer are great times to visit Venice. Fall is also a wonderful time to take your special Venetian holiday, but be careful to plan your visit around acqua alta, the high water that tends to strike during this season. Regardless of when you travel to the City of Love there are always things to do in Venice, but there are also some highlights during the year that a tourist can experience.


Venice Film Festival

If you want to experience the world-class Venice Film Festival, plan your trip to Venice around late August to early September. The Venice Film Festival is the oldest international film fest in the whole world. Read more about the Film Festival on the official website.


Carnival of Venice

The Carnival of Venice is also a famous annual celebration in the city. This is a popular festivity where people wear colorful masks and costumes. If you want to join the carnival, book your holiday to Venice around February or March. At the Carnival of Venice official website you can read more about the event.


Venice Marathon

For sports enthusiasts, you can participate in the Venice Marathon if you go to the city. The Venice Marathon is an annual race take usually takes place in October, with a scenic course through the city. To take part in the Venice Marathon you need to plan in advance and register on the official website.


Things to do in Venice

Venice Facts

Population270 660
AirportVenezia Tessera, Italy (VCE)

Venice average temperatures

5~7 °C 8~9 °C 13 °C 17 °C 21~22 °C 24~26 °C 27~29 °C 26~28 °C 23~25 °C 17~19 °C 11~13 °C 6~8 °C


UNESCO World Heritage Sites Venice - Venice and its Lagoon

Built on 118 islands and founded in the 5th century, the city of Venice gained great naval and commercial power in the 10th century. Apart from that, the city is an architectural masterpiece itself and contains works by the greatest minds of its time such as Torcello’s Cathedral, San Marco or the Palazzo Ducale, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see uncountable gondolas in the canals, but unless you are willing to pay at least €50, stay away from them. Venice has great walking tours that will show you more about the city, so if you are interested do a little bit of research and learn about the city! Also, you might want to look up some restaurants before getting there, as otherwise it is very easy to end up at an overpriced one aimed to tourists even though Venice is full of hidden great little ones.

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Venice Opera House

La Fenice

La Fenice has a fiery story behind it. From the time of its foundation in the 18th century until now it has suffered several fires which has caused the opera house to continuously being rebuilt. The latest rebuild was done in 2001 and was designed in a style that was meant to look like the style of European buildings from the 19th century. Aldo Rossi was the architect behind it, and for inspiration used photographs from the film Senso which took place in the now burned down version of the opera house. Located on Campo San Fantin near the Great Canal, its place in Italian culture and history is not to be underestimated and is a must to experience when you visit Venice.

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Venice Marathon

While in Venice you can take the chance to challenge yourself in the Venice Marathon.It takes place in October every year, usually, and the course takes you through the beautiful city and some of its landmarks. Why not? Do it!

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Golf in Venice

Golf may not be the first thing you think about when someone says Venice, but there are quite a few great courses outside of the city. Circolo Golf Venezia is located on the Lido di Venezia sandbar (which is also home to the famous film festival) and features an 18 hole championship golf course in the scenic natural environment. Another great course, about 15km north of the city, is the Golf Club Villa Condulmer, a challenging course with fast greens and difficult bunkers. Last but not least we would like to recommend Golf Club Ca'della Nave, located near Golf Club Villa Condulmer and is also a fun course to play on.

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Theme Parks in Venice - Gardaland on Lake Garda

Gardaland isn’t just fun for the children, teenagers and adults will love this place too! It isn’t only said to be Italy’s best and biggest theme park, it is also said to be the third best in Europe as well! Now that must be a good grade. The park is actually located on Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, which is a really popular tourist destination. So if you feel like taking a break from all the roller coasters you have a lot of other things you could do in the area as well!

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