The ideal solution for a short holiday, romantic or cultural, is to rent an
apartment in Venice for the weekend (or a Holiday Home in Venice): there are
many reasons for choosing this option rather than other types of accommodation,
above all freedom, privacy, saving money and the ability
to experience the city in all its aspects.
What to do in a weekend in Venice? Little time and lots of things to see? Are you staying for two or three days? Let’s do this: the first day we’ll keep for the unmissable things, the second for discovering the wonders of the lagoon and the third (for those fortunate enough to remain for 3 days) we will devote to the city's hidden treasures.
Day 1: We begin our weekend in Venice starting with the heart of the city, Piazza San Marco: simply look around and absorb the fact that you find yourself in the most beautiful place in the world, surrounded by hundreds of years of history represented by superb buildings such as the Doges Palace, the Basilica of San Marco, the Procuratie Vecchie and the Bridge of Sighs. Breathe in deeply and simply allow yourself to be enveloped in the timeless atmosphere of this Piazza, pure magic. In the afternoon, we continue on to the famous Rialto Bridge, with its lively and colourful Market, the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the superb Basilica della Madonna della Salute. We return to the apartment for a quick snack then, in the evening, we recommend a romantic aperitif with dinner as the sun sets on the Fondamenta delle Zattere.
Day 2: We continue the weekend in Venice and explore the Lagoon. Many people know about Venice, but few know about its wonderful location: since 1987, along with its islands, the Lagoon has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. We strongly advise you to go on a full day Tour, visiting first of all the Island of Murano and its “vetrerie” (glassworks), going on to the colourful Island of Burano with its laceworks, finishing with one of the most ancient settlements of the lagoon, the unspoilt Island of Torcello. In the afternoon, you can return to your Holiday Home in Venice, rest and take a shower and then dine in a typical “osteria” in Cannaregio, one of the most authentic areas of the city, so that you can feel like a true Venetian.
3: Is the weekend in Venice finished? No? Are you
one of those lucky ones spending a long weekend? Well then, for your last day,
I would like to suggest to you a list of hidden treasures, perhaps little known
by tourists but absolutely not to be missed.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari houses Titian’s “Assumption”, probably the most important painting of the Venetian Renaissance.
The church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a gem, in Cannaregio
The Arsenale of Venice, where the Venice Biennale is held, not to be missed.
The Giardini di Venezia - it is a large park in Venice (location of the Biennale), where you will see Venice from another perspective.
I hope you have enjoyed this weekend in
Our apartments in Venice for the weekend are the ideal solution for a brief holiday: trust us and let us advise you, we will organise an unforgettable weekend in Venice for you!