20 Things to do in Venice, Italy Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Venice, Italy in this travel guide covering the best things to do, see, experience and eat in Venice with highlights including island hopping, wandering around by foot, eating Venetian cuisine and admiring fascinating architecture.

20 Things to do in Venice City Tour | Italy Travel Guide:

Intro – 00:01
1) Explore Venice on foot and get lost – 01:02
2) Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto / Ponte de Rialto) – 02:03
3) Ride the Vaporetto water bus (explore Venice by boat) – 02:27
4) St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco / Piasa San Marco) – 02:59
5) St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco / Baxéłega de San Marco) – 03:07
6) St Mark’s Campanile (Campanile di San Marco / Canpanièl de San Marco) – 03:25
7) Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale / Pałaso Dogal) – 03:40
8) Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) – 03:51
9) Basilica of Saint Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) – 04:04
10) Gallerie dell’Accademia – 04:23
11) Gondola Ride in Venice – 04:33
12) La Zucca Pumpkin Restaurant – 05:20
13) Rialto Market / Mercato di Rialto – 06:58
14) Torcello Island (Torceło) – 07:30
15) Burano Island – 08:26
16) Mazzorbo Island – 08:59
17) Murano Island – 09:30
18) Lido (Lido di Venezia) – 10:07
19) Venetian Food at Osteria Mocenigo – 11:18
20) Venice by Night – 12:40
Outro – 12:57

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Our visit Venice travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Italian food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day and by night including visiting cathedrals, canals, ruins and islands. We cover activities you won’t find in a typical Venice tourism brochure, Venice itinerary or Venice, Italy city tour also known as Venezia Italia.

20 Things to do in Venice, Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript: (VENEZIA ITALIA):

We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Venice in winter visiting the famed Floating City. Join us as we show you the best things to see, do and eat in Venice.

The Vaporetto is Venice’s water bus service. The standard ticket is 7.50 Euros and valid for 60 minutes, the 1 day pass is 20 Euros and valid for 24 hours.

The most visited attraction in Venice: Piazza San Marco where there is quite a bit to see and do around the square beginning with St Mark’s Basilica.

St Mark’s Campanile, a tall brick bell tower was once used by approaching ships as a beacon to guide them home where you get great views of the city.

Then you have the Doge’s Palace, which was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the ruler of the former Republic of Venice built in the Venetian Gothic style.

Don’t forget the Bridge of SIghs, whose name refers to the sighs of prisoners who would get their last glimpse of Venice as they were led from Doge’s Palace to their cells.

Across to the other side of the Grand Canal, you have the Basilica of Saint Mary of Health and the Galleria dell’Accademia in case you’re in the mood for art.

A restaurant we really enjoyed La Zucca – a place where all the dishes are made with pumpkin! The Rialto Market specializes in produce and fresh seafood for self-catering.

Let’s talk about island hopping in Venice:

Founded in the 5th century, Torcello is even older than Venice and was the original settlement in the Venetian Lagoon with lots of walking paths, nature and Byzantine mosaics.

Burano is known for its lace work and brightly coloured homes with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to browse.

Mazzorbo island sits next to Burano and is connected by a bridge while being known for its vineyards and orchards.

Murano is renowned for its glass production dating back to 1291 when the glassmakers in Venice were forced to relocate by the Venetian government.

Lido is an 11-kilometre sandbar island that shelters the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea with beaches, lots of seaside homes, and this is also where the Venice Film Festival takes place.

A restaurant we liked in Venice is Osteria Mocenigo specializing in local cuisine. Try the “Sarde in saor” – a typical Venetian dish made with sardines.

While your vaporetto pass is valid ride the canals at night and watch the Floating City come to life.

We hope you enjoyed this Venice travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas for your own trip.

This is part of our Travel in Venice video series showcasing Venetian food, Venetian culture and Venetian cuisine.

This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine.

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A. Oreal says:

You guys are doing such a great job narrating that Travel Channel should hire you guys. Like “Bazaar Food.” Towards the beginning of this video, the giant hands gripping the building, what’s it all about? Just intriguing.

Big Small_Travel says:

You seem the most natural and happy in Italy … Am I right?

Alessandro Del Monte says:

nice video ! i ve a channel of story and curiosity of Venice if u want! tnks

nouf Abdullah says:

hello..which month it was?

Tonia Godwin says:

Beautiful video, Venice is so amazing i dint wana leave either, I have a short video on my channel u can check it out if u like

Mayumi Marcotte says:

We stayed in Lido and I loved that. It was really pretty place.

Got the Passports says:

Totally agree! If you don’t have a good attitude about getting lost then you won’t enjoy yourself! 100%!

Kevin Weller says:

Do you love Malta and Italy? If you’re in love with either place come check out this amazing video and tell us what you think!!!
https://youtu.be/rSH2DmVcNdA. It’s guaranteed to make you want to go.

Amir Reza Sadaghiani says:

Beasts from the East…..it made me thinking of “Game of Thrones” 🙂

WanderingNeighborhoods says:

Exactly what month did you guys visit Venice? I am going to be in Venice in the winter too next year. =)

mukul pal says:

What was the month when you visited Venice?

tstgirl says:

This is so informative since my family prefer traveling in the winter time and it’s nice to have an idea how italy looks in the winter and what to expect. Many videos always show Italy during warmer season. I also love seeing how it is wandering around instead of just the popular attractions. Thank you.

Byron Chandler says:

Hi, Samuel and Audrey. Venice is a very lovely city. I bet a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil or Stockholm, Sweden might be really fun.

Amouna Jawad says:

What time of the year was this filmed?

Erikb says:

Great video, I love Venice!

Dave Armstrong says:

We’ve learned to get the vaparetto tickets for the full trip. Riding the canals is my favorite pastime especially at sunrise and sunset… and night! I also meet some of the greatest people on the water bus. It’s so valuable to us that we will pay for a full day even if we are leaving at 10am. You never know when you ‘need’ to get one last ‘noodles to go’ meal! The multi day passes are worth ever euro

Baby Stork says:

How long were you in Venice for? What time of the year did you go? Thank you


What month did you go in ?

ThaCHUBBmonster says:

This was made in July………………………………………..




Michael Sylvester says:

Oh Venice ,
Thanks for sharing this great video

Geramie Nigoza says:

What month did you visit?

Ian Paul Saligumba says:

Venice is <3 As always great video guys! What country are you going to visit next?

Clement Ng says:

guggenheim, scuola san rocco, ca pesaro, ca rezzonico, loved accademia obviously, doges palace over priced, padova day trip scrovegni chapel, ravenna san vitale mosaics, further afield cremona if you enjoy violins cellos etc stradivari guarnieri amati etc, vivaldi possibly tartini etc lived in or around venice so catch a concert of 1600 string music, or choral music, also second most famous italian opera theatre fenice, catch a performance….much more enjoyable than overpriced gondola ride….

Shagar gopalakrishnan says:

Hi, really amazing video!! Just wondering how much were the tickets to hop onto the other surrounding islands?

Sam Greco says:

We had the pleasure of visiting Venice in August, and found the city to be absolutely beautiful, with the exception of the massive crowd of tourists in St Marks Square. and on the Rialto Bridge, but I guess that is to be expected. We found that wandering away in areas that were not as congested with tourists to be more relaxing, and as they say “get lost in Venice.”  You will also find an abundance of great places to eat, and at prices a lot less than in the congested tourist areas. There are also plenty of markets, where you can purchase fresh produce to munch on. The only complaint I have is the pushy porters that congregate just outside the train station. They offer a friendly “hello” ask where your going, and then try and grab your luggage, place it on their carts, and transport it about 100′ to the ticket office (where you will need to purchase your tickets)…all for an expected “generous” tip. If you read up on how to purchase tickets, you definitely do not need their assistance, as the walk is short, and purchasing tickets is very simple. We definitely look forward to going back again, and hope you also visit Venice and enjoy all it has to offer.

Maximus Media says:

Venice is such a beautiful place, if only they could build more settlers…

ThaCHUBBmonster says:

I’m going to Venice for New Years

Vatsek says:

Sam, I thought you would jump into canal and swim along the gondola just to impress your lady. Would’ve been so romantic and for much less than $80.

Chris Zajac says:

What is the best time to go to Venice ?

El Tercermundista says:

I love Italian culture!! I love its language, I love its food . I am learning Italian too because that language is beautiful, I speak Spanish, but I love Italian Language. Italy is a nice country..

Zenqi2k says:

Went during the summer of 2016. I barely did anything and I still enjoyed myself

ttsonis says:

Your videos are great, I am planning an Italian holiday and this has been so helpful.

Nature Girl says:

Lovely. Great video! Thank you.

Scrapbook Adventures says:

I love Venice and this video made me remember why!

Joseph Compnotta says:

Great video, one ? when were you guys there? We are planning on going in Sept. 2019. thanks

Gamma Tanker says:

Wearing hats at a dinner table…….Bit rude, guys…..

Jaga B says:

What a gem watching snow and ice in Venice today when almost cooking in the heat in London today !
Your Royal Steward Tartan scarf ,many years ago worked in Tartan shop in London and learned to recognise the paterns.
Piers Brosnan worked there too at the same time , wonder if he remembers that time ?
I watched you both first in my birth place Krakow.
I loved watching you experimenting with all the food , but Venice prices (i found it expensive) not so much.
Do a double take in Krakow and call it ……Travel with my dad.
In this vlog I missed Samuel’s pleasure noises like while eating pierogi in Krakow.

Peter Kelly says:

It really does look like the last vestige of “eat the tourist alive” … like Roma , has seen better days for the traveler. Your vlog though is impeccable as ever , well done.

JPLJPL says:

One of the best videos I’ve seen about Venice. And you did your research! Thank you.

s8south says:

What month was this??

s125ish says:

Loving your travels ! Too notch

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