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02 June 2017

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For centuries Venice has been a unique city for its beauty and cultural interest. Between the gentle flow of its waters and its magnificent monuments, you will have the opportunity to give yourself an unforgettable itinerary while staying at Villa Cornér.

Three days will be the perfect time to visit the city, enjoying its sweet flow during any period of the year, and enjoying an itinerary that we consider original and different from those usually proposed.

First day in Venice

As soon as you arrive in Venice, our advice is to head east of the city, in the Castello area. Here you can enjoy the most genuine Venice, with clothes lying on balconies, typical shops and fascinating historical bookstores. This area is also an important cultural center as it is home to the Arsenal and the Biennale, not to mention the fact that it includes some of the greenest areas of the city such as the Gardens and the Island of Sant’Elena. Between typicality, culture and relaxation in nature, your morning will pass in a flash, and so the time will come to move, after lunch, in the San Marco area.
Piazza San Marco is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for tourists, but it is important to remember that you can appreciate the beauty by adding some stops that make it attractive even to the most curious. After having appreciated the magnificence of the Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower, the Bell Tower and the Basilica, of which we recommend a visit in the afternoon to avoid school groups, it will be a must to cross the Rialto Bridge and go to the area of Pescaria. As the name says, this is the ancient Venetian fish market, where it is absolutely necessary to stop for an aperitif in one of the many “bacari” present. With this term we indicate the typical Venetian places, where you can enjoy some “cicheto”, or the typical Venetian snack based on meatballs and delicious canapés with fish and cold cuts. Without you noticing, the evening will have come, a well-deserved rest before a second exciting day in the Venetian waters.

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Second day in Venice

During your second day in Venice, our advice is to go by ferry to the beautiful Venetian islands. There are many to visit, but those that we would like to point out are the most characteristic: Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Murano is known throughout the world for the production of blown glass: if the subject should be of interest to you, our advice is to visit a glassworks where you can appreciate the fascinating work of master glassmakers who for generations are appreciated for their masterpieces without comparison.
Burano is, instead, the island of lace: in addition to these characteristic objects of yesteryear, it will be a pleasure for your eyes to appreciate the hundreds of colorful houses that decorate every corner of the island. Here we suggest you to taste the Buranelli (also called bussolà): they are typical and delicious sweets made with sugar, eggs and butter.
Torcello is, finally, the island farthest from the typical tourist itineraries: practically uninhabited, it will be able to impose itself on you for its important historical patrimony. Here you will find, in fact, the original throne of Attila, the Devil’s Bridge, and the local museum with important archaeological finds.
The tour of the islands will take you a whole day, and so without even noticing you will have reached the end of your second Venetian day.

Third day in Venice

We thought that, for your third and last day in Venice, it would be interesting to start with one of the strangest and most bizarre monuments in the city: the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. It is a very special spiral staircase of 26 meters with 80 monolithic steps, at the top of which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city. The area is that of the San Marco district, but it will be necessary a bit of goodwill to find the staircase, as it is hidden and located inside a dead end.
After this visit, you can spend the rest of the day visiting one of the many Venetian museums, among which we thought to highlight, for cultural interest, 4 located in the sestiere Dorsoduro:

  • Ca’ Rezzonico, the museum of the 700 on the Grand Canal
  • Peggy Guggenheim at the Venier Palace of Lions
  •  the Academy Museum
  • the Museum of Contemporary Art in Punta della Dogana

Once the cultural routes are over, our advice is to walk through Dorsoduro to the Zattere, the picturesque quay in front of the Giudecca, a very sunny and quiet island loved by all Venetians.
These are the places that, in our opinion, in three days represent a Venice not to be missed, fascinating, and to be discovered.