What to do in Venice in one day – including boat tour

Even if Venice seems a tiny city, there is such an amount of things to see and do that you won’t be able to visit everything in a day.
But if the capital of the Serenissima Republic is just a stopover during you long trip, don’t worry, there are a lot of things you can do in Venice in one day, also including a boat tour. 24 hours in Venice are enough to get the most out of this wonderful city, try its typical food and have a short boat tour to one of its islands.

Visit the main attractions
Visiting Venice in one day means that you have to plan your day carefully. You don’t want to miss a thing, do you?
The first thing you must see in Venice is its historical center, with St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, but above all the Doge’s Palace. You have to consider that visiting the Doge’s Palace takes about 2 hours, that’s why we suggest you to go there as soon as it opens. In this way, you will probably find no queue. Entering the St. Mark’s Basilica is free. You can wait in line or book a skip-the-line ticket in advance, through one of the several website that offer this service.

Join a boat tour
In the afternoon you can join a boat tour to one the three most known islands of the Venetian lagoon: Burano, Murano and Torcello.
If you want to learn more about the fascinating art glass, you should go to Murano Island, that is also the closest one.
If you are more attracted to colorful places and you want to know more about the history of laces, you should go to Burano. Burano is unique, you will see!  Venice Islands Tours: day trips to Burano, Murano, Torcello.

Eat like a local
Last but not least, don’t miss to step by Rialto bridge and have a “cicchetto” and glass of wine in a typical Venetian bar.
If you have time, coming back from the boat tour, go to Fondamenta della Misericordia, in Cannaregio district and spend the night having fun and eating like a local. In this article you can find a detailed itinerary for a typical Venetian night.
If you are tired after a long day in Venice, you can choose from one of these places  – not far from our hotel -, where you can taste the typical Venetian aperitif.