What to do in Venice in 1 day


There is no city in the world that has the same charm as Venice, which is not limited to tourists, but also involves the locals, who periodically go to discover the many beauties of their city

A mix of history, culture, legend, and nature, between the canals and the gondolas that cross them, guided by skilled masters.

So let’s see what the unmissable stages of your trip are and where to start to create a unique parcel of memories to take home.

The Grand Canal


From the train station or Piazzale Roma, you will find yourself in front of a majestic waterway, which seems to continue indefinitely with its classic S shape.

This is the Grand Canal, which surpasses all others in size and accompanies you to the historic center: You should not skip the chance to take a vaporetto or gondola ride to experience the beauties of the city directly from the water.

Cosa fare a Venezia in 1 giorno nel canal grande

Piazza San Marco

Discover the most beautiful Basilica and Bell Tower in Italy


It is no coincidence that Piazza San Marco is defined by everyone as one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy, wide and abundant in monuments, such as the Basilica and the Campanile.

These are very crowded sites, so it is advisable to book well in advance to access the interior and skip the lines.

The view from the basilica opens out onto all sides of Venice, from the sea to the hinterland, offering a view that warms the heart.

Inside the basilica are some of the most precious artworks in the world and, once the visit is over, you can have a drink at the renowned Florian café, which offers classical music shows that will add further magic to a piazza that already feels like a fairytale.


Rialto Bridge


You cannot miss its Majesty the Rialto Bridge, a location with a unique panoramic view. Bear in mind that at certain times of the day it can become crowded with people looking for the perfect shot.

We advise you to go early in the morning and see the sun rising over the water, with a few gondolas that have already embarked on their daily sailings.

Cosa fare a Venezia in 1 giorno nel canal grande

Gondola ride

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As mentioned, one of the unmissable things to do when visiting Venice is to take a gondola ride.

From this typical boat, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the noble palaces as well as discovering the most hidden views, which are inaccessible on foot.

The prices of these tours vary, but usually do not fall below 80 euros per hour, so it is advisable to talk to the gondolier first to ensure you do not get any nasty surprises.

Each gondola is decorated in Venetian style but with different colors, making the experience unique for families, couples, and friends on holiday.

Murano and Burano


Among the pearls of the Venice lagoon are two islands, Murano and Burano, which are absolutely unmissable and welcome thousands of tourists every year.

The first is known for the production of glass, so you will find many artisan shops with vases and splendid works, with the possibility of seeing a professional at work up close.

Burano, on the other hand, is famous for ‘lace’, a very ancient technique, but above all for the colorful houses that line the canals.

Legend has it that sailors painted their homes a bright color in order to see them even at night and upon returning from a crossing.


Accademia Gallery

dal ‘400 al ‘600 arte veneziana


The Accademia Gallery is a museum that gathers all the Venetian culture of the area and allows you to admire fine works, which are well organized within the exhibition halls.

There are 37 halls ranging from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, rich in culture, culminating in the Pietà by Tiziano and La Tempesta by Giorgione.


Are you ready for your tour of Venice in one day? Read our article on how to get oriented in Venice, get your tickets and leave now, with ATVO buses you leave from all over the eastern Veneto and get directly to the heart of Venice.