With its gondolas, canals, amazing restaurants, and unforgettable romantic ambiance, Venice is definitely a city for one's bucket list. Waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. To really experience Venice you should visit the local fish market, get lost in the narrow streets and explore the glass factories.
Here you have some ideas Fantastica Italia can help you plan!
Gondola with Bubbles
Enjoy a classic gondola ride with something special: prosecco and little dinner on board..perfect for a romantic trip!
Visit S.Mark Basilica..after hours!
After closing time, when visitors have been pushed out, a guard unlocks the doors of St. Mark’s Basilica for us to explore the city’s most important building completely alone!
Make a Carnival mask to take home
Visit a traditional botega, the forge where artisans and artists create and decorate the masks for the famous carnival. After seeing how a papier-mâché mask is made, start making and decorating your own mask to take back home
Exclusive visit to the secret passage of the Doge Palace
Special access to areas not usually open to the public – including Casanova’s prison cell!
You’ll see torture chambers, secret offices & secret passages, then visit general access areas of Palazzo Ducale to admire stunning artworks by Veronese & Tintoretto.
A gastronomic adventure where you’ll visit four of the best eateries in Venice, learning how to find great food in the Floating City. The best way to understand the history of Venice is through its food. With your guide you’ll visit the famous Rialto Fish Market & more, learning about the culture of the city.
Hop on a bike and wander through the streets of Venice
Venice is perfect to be discovered on foot..but a bike can help. Enjoy the best spots in Venice on your bike, exploring the island to its full.
Enjoy a pleasant stroll off-the-beaten-track through the non-tourist district of Cannaregio. You'll quickly discover that literally, all Venice is one giant open-air museum as you encounter imposing Palaces, important churches, enchanting canals, and bridges as you make your way through a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways to the Jewish Ghetto that lies in the heart of the Cannaregio district of Venice.
Day trips from Venice
Burano and Murano are not so far from Venice but sometimes it is worth spending a full day there. Burano is famous for its lace-making industry, and the colored houses. Murano is the most famous of the Venetian Islands, thanks to the world known "Murano Glass", produced here.
Take a day trip to the Verona from Venice: you’ll see all the scenes in which Rome and Juliet plays out, including the balcony from which Juliet was wooed by her Romeo; the street where Mercutio was killed; and Romeo’s house. You’ll also spend most of your day trip from Venice unearthing the real Verona; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Why not visit the stunning Dolomites from Venice? you'll be able to see glaciers in distance, soaring peaks, emerald green lakes surrounded by forests of pine and larch with reflections of the mountains mirrored on their calm waters, and typical Tyrolean villages clinging to the mountainsides.
At the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 2,360m (7,500 ft), you'll enjoy one of the best views of the mountains, where you can gaze out across a myriad of peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see.
How about wine and Grappa in Veneto? Visit the spectacular medieval hill towns, the Palladian Villa & wine tasting in the Prosecco region..don't forget the Grappa!
Note: Our itineraries are always customized based on our clients' needs and budget so the price varies depending on: type of accommodation (3/4/5 stars hotel, apartment, b&b, etc..); dates, activities, and services included. We work with your dates and budget to create the perfect experience for you! Please contact us for your customized quote.