Go With The (River) Flow! Making The Most Of Relaxing Venice

What to do in venice

Travelling changes your priorities in life. It gives you a whole new wealth of experiences to draw from. And when you’re making your travels around the world, there are some essential places that you have to visit at least once, even though the tourists flock there. Venice is one of those places that should be on your list of places to see before you die. But, with Venice, a lot of it isn’t about the typical touristy places, but rather just being there and getting lost in the atmosphere.

Get On The Grand Canal

Yes, the water buses can be a bit crowded, especially during the morning and evening when it’s full of commuters, but if you go on the Grand Canal at night, you’re going to see all of the regal palaces lit up. On the other hand, you could hire your own water taxi. And if you’re feeling a little bit flash, there are some services that have champagne on board. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but you can go at your own pace and really take that night-time twinkly beauty that Venice has to offer. And if you want to take it further, there are chauffeur services like on wheretorome.com that can give you a taste of the high life allowing you to go at your own pace.

How Much Culture Can You Really Get On Board With?

There are a million things to talk about when it comes to Venice, but if you’re looking for culture and history, get yourself over to San Sebastiano and catch a glimpse of some fantastic Venetian architecture, like the Santa Maria dei Miracoli, as well as ceiling paintings by Tiepolo. But if you want your art to be hung on a wall, the Peggy Guggenheim collection in the Dorsoduro area should be on your list. If you want to look at surrealism, avant-garde sculpture, or any of those posh sounding art styles by famous names like Picasso, get yourself over there!

You Want Food? Take Your Pick!

If you want to sample the delicacies of Italy, you never have to go far. Let’s face it, the entire country has beautiful food, and it’s as much a part of Venice as the architecture. If you’re looking for some cafe culture, Caffe Florian is one of the more famous ones. And while it attracts a lot of tourists, not to mention the celebrities, if you can get a table, you’ve got plenty of food to choose from. There are the traditional risotto and pasta, or if you looking for something cool in the summer months, a gelato or affogato (a bit of ice cream in an espresso- yum!) will give you a slice of luxury while relaxing on the patio. And don’t forget foodtoursofvenice.com, where you can book a tour of the famed Rialto Market!

Do You Want To Relax?

Of all the hustle and bustle, especially in the San Marco square, you can venture a bit further out to Castello and walk along relaxing canals, check out the food markets, and save a few pennies. If you are looking to save some money, you’ll find so many small independent businesses that are looking for your custom. Take the opportunity to stop, and truly take in the atmosphere.

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