Venice is a diverse living city with a thousand-year-old history that welcomes millions of visitor every year. The answers to what to do in Venice are simply limitless.
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With such a long history, Venice possesses a number of excellent museums and galleries that meet the needs and tastes of her guests. Among the world-renowned institutions that you shouldn’t miss are the Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The price of the tickets and opening hours are very different so better check on their updated websites. Besides these, there are many others ranging from archaeology to laces, from glass to dinosaurs, from boats to Greek icons. Another unorthodox “museum” absolutely worth seeing is made up by the churches that contain masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Guardi, and the likes. Chorus takes care of eighteen churches: a single entry costs €3 while a pass for all of them is €12.
Venice is a place that makes you stay fit for the required walking and especially the climbing up and down the many bridges. For open-air action, the island of Lido is the place to go. Walking or jogging along its eastern edge means to stay closer to the sea and enjoy the nearly flat terrain.
Near the Alberoni, a fine golf course is open also to non-members. Renting a bicycle is simple and easy from the shops near the ferry terminal of Santa Maria Elisabetta. In Venice, you can rent a kayak to explore firsthand the city from the canals or venture into the lagoon and taste the quietness of the area.
Our city used to have many theatres and this tradition is reflected by some top quality playhouses still today: La Fenice is the first of the list with operas and concerts.
Relaxing with good food and drink is likewise easy. Many are the options and we listed the eateries we consider the best in the six sestieri of Venice in other posts: the touristy San Marco and Dorsoduro, the lesser known San Polo and Santa Croce, the popular lively neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Castello.
If you're looking for a souvenir for your trip home, take a look at our Venice gift guide.
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