10 great things to do in Venice!
1) San Marco Square
Visit the Basilica, up to Bell Tower, Doge’s Palace and its Secret Itineraries.
2) Grand Canal and its wonderful palaces
Vaporetto Tour, line 1 - The easiest and most effective way to explore Venice is by walking, but to admire the majestic palaces that overlook the Grand Canal we suggest a vaporetto tour - line 1. It’s fascinating.
3) Walking around the Rialto Market
A walk to Rialto market is needed. Existing for over 1000 years, it's a real treat to wander among its colorful stalls to discover local products such as the "baby artichokes", “bruscandoli" and "sparesee".
In the evening Rialto is populated by local people and you can dine at one of the many restaurants with stunning views.
4) Museums and Concerts
Academy of Fine Arts, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' D'Oro, Museo Correr, Peggy Guggenheim, San Rocco, Frari Church, Natural History Museum, Punta della Dogana, Teatro la Fenice, Musica a Palazzo.
THE SPRITZ is our favorite cocktail and you will find it everywhere. You just have to choose between the variants notes: Aperol, Select or Bitter! Cheers!
Hard Rock Cafe, Il Muro, TARNOWSKA’S American Bar, SANTA MARGHERITA and RIALTO.
Happy Hour on the Panoramic Terrace at Hilton Hotel – Giudecca (vaporetto stop "Palanca").
|Da Raffaele (Famiglia Salmaso)||$$ fish/meat||10% OFF FOR OUR GUESTS|
|Osteria di Santa Marina||$$$ fish||GORGEOUS|
|Agli Alboretti||$$$ fish/meat||FOR RISOTTI LOVERS|
|Trattoria Anzolo Raffaele||$$ fish/meat||GLUTEN FREE|
|Ristorante Local||$$ fish/meat||FANCY ONE|
|Osteria da Bepi||$$ fish/meat||VERY TYPICAL AND DELI|
|Da Rioba||$$ fish||WE LOVE THIS PLACE|
|Da Fiore (S. Polo)||$$$ fish||LUXURY AND MUCH ELSE|
|Al Bacareto||$ fish/meat||VERY LOCAL AND APPRECIATED|
|Osteria L’Orto dei Mori||$$ fish||NICE PLACE|
|Vini Da Gigio||$$ fish||GREAT BACCALA' (STOCKFISH)|
Bacari and Trattorie serving local “cicheti”
CICCHETTI - also "cichetti" or "cicheti" in Venetian language are small snacks or side dishes, typycally served in traditional "Bàcari" - cicchetti bars or osterie.
- Osteria alla Vedova
- Al Mercà
- Cantina Da Schiavi
- Il Muro
- Ai Rusteghi - $$
7) Walking Tour
There is nothing better than getting lost in the streets and squares of Venice. Wandering at random through the city you will come across fascinating fields, palaces, churches and Venetian streets that will reveal the most "hidden" of the city. Let yourself be lulled by the magic of enchanting atmosphere.
- Venice Ghetto, Zattere, Via Garibaldi and the gardens of St. Helena.
- Check this www.venicecitytours.it
- Scala Contarini "Del Bovolo"
8) Murano, Burano and Torcello
Murano, famous all over the world for glass workshop.
Burano, for its wonderful colored houses and handmade laces. Don’t forget to buy “bussolà”, typical Burano biscuits.
Torcello, where all began over 1000 years ago.
9) Gondola Tour
Don’t miss the unique routes among the magical Lagoon canals, on the romantic gondola! It’s a must for everyone!
10) Lido di Venezia
The golden beach hosting the most prestigious Film Festival in the world.
On January 27 at 9.00 am at the door of the Hotel Ala was held the ceremony relating to the laying of a stumbling block in memory of Fanny Finzi, One of our fellow Jewish citizens who was deported and killed in Auschwitz and whose last home was right at 2494 of the Sestiere S. Marco, today Hotel Ala.
This initiative is part of the commemorations for the Day of Remembrance that is celebrated on January 27 each year in memory of the victims of the Nazi and Fascist persecutions.