Venice is a majestic city with a long history and priceless cultural heritage. To really get to know the city fully, it would take a lifetime. But what if you only have, say, three days? Here's your all-inclusive guide for what to see in Venice in 3 days?
Venice can be a difficult city to navigate. Get where you need to go stress-free - schedule a Prontopia local to assist you today!
Day 1: St Mark's Square, Castello, and the Jewish District
Your starting point is St. Mark's Square. You'll need to at lot at least half of your day to see the interior of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, and the Correr Museum. The Basilica is free, and the Palazzo and the museum have entrance fees (but with plenty of chances to get reduced fairs).
In the afternoon, you can make your way to the Jewish district and visit the Jewish Museum of Venice. This area is where the Jews were forced to lives beginning in the early 16th century, and you can tour the various hidden synagogues distributed throughout the district.
Then, you can walk around the Cannaregio district, a hip and lively area full of young people enjoying happy hour.
Day 2: Rialto
On your second day, go to Rialto, one of the oldest zones in the city. There's a famous stone bridge built in 1591, and you'll find a bustling market area all around it. The stalls are filled with the freshest fruits and vegetables and attract all the locals. Locals also swarm to the fish markets for the best catches. While you're there, do your part in keeping the market alive and purchase some food.
Rialto has also been the primary shopping area in the city for a long time, and it is still lively and packed with all sorts of shops.
In the afternoon, you can visit one of the many museums. There are lots of choices, from the masterpieces of the 20th-century art at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to the 18th-century Venetian art at the beautiful Ca’ Rezzonico or at the Querini Stampalia.
Day 3: The Venice Lagoon
The third day should be all about the islands. From Fondamenta Nove, go to Burano, the pastel-colored small island that used to be a fishermen village where women devoted to lacemaking. A few still create hand-made lace and their items are showpieces.
From Burano, Torcellois within a stone’s throw. What remains of the old city is still breathtaking. On the way back to Venice, make a stop in Murano to admire the wondrous glass pieces manufactured by the world-renowned furnaces of the island.
Eating well in Venice is easy, but pay close attention to the many makeshift eateries that have appeared recently. Read the posts in our blog where we suggest the places according to the sestieri, the six districts in which Venice is divided.
For help finding the best restaurants around, book with Prontopia and get in-person help!