One Day in Venice

Follow this itinerary to make sure you don't miss out on the must-see places in Venice. Although this trip will take you around the most important sights, don't forget to get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets, too!

Start your trip on the most famous square in Venice which boasts St. Mark's Basilica. Admire this 12th-century iconic landmark, which is also called "The Church of Gold" for its magnificent decorations and design, and then see the Renaissance Clock Tower. Continue to the Doge's Palace which houses the largest oil painting in the world, but book your tickets ahead if you want to get inside.

As you cross the canal to the Riva degli Schiavoni promenade, turn left to see the Bridge of Sighs. On your way to Rialto Bridge, you will pass along Church of St Maria Formosa and Basilica of Saint John and Paul. Cross the Grand Canal of Venice and admire one of the oldest churches in Venice, San Giacomo di Rialto.

Visit Rialto Market to buy some fresh veggies or fruit and continue to the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. The church showcases priceless artworks from world-known artists. Next, stroll Campo Santa Margherita, a bustling street lined with bars, restaurants, and cafés.

Finally, take a walk down the Zattere Promenade to relax after an exhausting day of sightseeing. See Squero di San Trovaso, a shipyard which has been making and fixing gondolas since the 17th century, and finish your walk at the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, an imposing Roman Catholic church.

Day 1: One Day in Venice

St Mark's Basilica

One of the most iconic landmarks in Venice, this 12th-century basilica is also called "The Church of Gold" for its magnificent decorations…

St Mark's Campanile

This bell tower, located at the Piazza San Marco, is one of the iconic symbols of Venice.

Doge's Palace

This Gothic-style building in the heart of Venice, is definitely a must-see.

Riva degli Schiavoni

Venice promenade that starts by the Doge’s Palace and ends by the Arsenal.

Church of St Maria Formosa

This Venetian church is a unique sight. Built in the 15th century, it has two facades on the opposite sides of the building, each in a…

Basilica of Saints John and Paul

The Gothic parish church, also known as San Zanipolo, was built in the 15th century.

Rialto Bridge

One of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal of Venice, built for the first time in 1181 (which makes it the oldest one of the four).

San Giacomo di Rialto Church

Modest in exterior, but interesting on the inside, this church, located in the San Polo district, may be one of the oldest churches in…

Rialto Market

A great place where to head to when you want to shop for some vegetables, fruits or fish.

Basilica di Santa Maria… @ Marcos Salamonde

Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

This absolutely splendid Basilica is a must-see when in Venice. It's one of the oldest and largest churches in the city and contains…

Campo Santa Margherita

Located in the Dorsoduro quarter, this street is not only a popular shopping destination during the daytime but also the centre of busy…

Squero di San Trovaso

Do you know how many kinds of wood a gondola is made out of? If not, this is the place to find out.

Fondamenta delle Zattere @ Martin Kucera

Zattere Promenade

The promenade is a great place where to get some rest from the busy life of Venice.

Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

One of the iconic places of Venice (often nicknamed as La Salute) was built shortly after Venice was struck by plague.

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