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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