This Venice guide in two days is perfect For those who travel to the city of the canals a weekend or for the first two days of your visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
After visiting the most important buildings of Venice on the first day, taking into account that one of the advantages of Venice is that the historic center is small and you can visit all the places on foot or using the Vaporetto, on this second day you will approach Get to know two of the most beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon and you will take advantage of the remaining time to explore some places that were pending on the first day.
All the information of the Venice guide in 2 days is based on the experience of our trip to Venice. We start!
Where to sleep in Venice
With the great increase in tourism in Venice it is essential to find an accommodation in Venice several months in advance, especially if you are looking for a good hotel with a good location. Our recommended accommodation if you are going to visit Venice in two days It is the Antica Locanda al Gambero hotel, located between Plaza San Marcos and the Rialto Bridge.
In addition to having excellent value for money, the hotel has a beautiful Venetian decoration and a delicious breakfast. To get to the hotel the best option is the vaporetto that leaves from Piazzale Roma and get off at the Rialto Bridge stop.
Trip from the airport to the hotel
The best ways to get from Marco Polo Airport or Treviso Airport to the center of your hotel are:
- Ship: Alilaguna water buses depart from Marco Polo Airport leaving you at Plaza San Marcos in an hour and a quarter, for 15 euros. In addition to the convenience of not making transfers you can enjoy good views of the Venetian lagoon.
- Bus:: From Treviso Airport, where Ryanair lands, ATVO buses leave you to Piazzale Roma in 70 minutes for a price of 10 euros. A better option in Treviso is to take the Barzi Service bus which takes 2 minutes more for 2 euros.
From the Marco Polo Airport, the ACTV and ATVO buses leave you at Piazzale Roma in about 20 minutes for a price of 8 euros.
To get from Piazzale Roma to your hotel you can take the vaporetto that runs through the Grand Canal, the final stop is San Marcos.
- Cab: Taxi prices from Treviso are around 80 euros, while from the Marco Polo there are water taxis that can exceed 100 euros if they are private and 35 euros if they are shared.
- Private transport: This is the easiest and most comfortable option, since a driver will wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name that will take you to Venice. If your accommodation is located in the center of the city you can take the Water Taxi, which will take you to the closest stop to your hotel. You can book it here.
More information in this article on how to go from Venice airport to downtown.
First day in Venice
This Venice route in two days Start early by taking a walk along the shore of the San Marcos pier overlooking the magnificent church of San Giorgio Maggiore, in addition to the beautiful Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Doge's Palace with the old prison of the Inquisition.
Near the pier of San Marcos is the entrance to the Doge's Palace in Venice, one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, which opens at 8:30 in the morning and where you can enjoy its incredible Gothic facade and the interior of Marble with several beautiful rooms, which are a real wonder.
To save you the long lines that are formed at the entrance you can book a visit with a guide in Spanish or take this offer which includes the entrance to the Basilica of San Marcos without queues and a city tour with a guide in Spanish.
If you do not want to take a guided tour you can book this quick ticket without queues in advance.
The next stop of Venice in two days It is the Plaza San Marcos, one of the most beautiful in the world, which has several prominent buildings such as the Basilica of San Marcos, the Campanile and the Torre del Orologio.
But being here and before visiting the basilica, be sure to have a coffee at Florian, one of the most historic coffee shops in the city.
After a nice walk on the island, it is time to return to Venice watching the sunset and sunset over the lagoon.
A good option to save time and learn more about the history with a guide in Spanish is to book this excursion to Murano and Burano by speedboat or this excursion that Murano, Burano and Torcello do. Torcello is located 5 minutes by boat from Burano and is the oldest island in the Venetian lagoon.
To finish in style Venice in two days you can have dinner at Osteria Enoteca San Marco or in the Osteria da Carla, both located near Plaza San Marcos.
If you have one more day, you can consult this Venice guide in 3 days