Venice is a city is the capital of Venito Region in northern Italy, it sits across a group of small islands on the Venetian Lagoon. Venice is a city of upmost beauty, filled with tourist attractions on every side. From the renowned Grand Canal with its Byzantine Romanesque buildings, Renaissance palazzos and neoclassical mansions that lined its shores to the Piazza San Marco and Doges Palace coupled with amazing night vibes and romantic atmosphere makes Venice a must-visit location.
Visiting Venice, this article will offer you the adequate information you need to make the most of your Venice day trips, giving you full details on the best attractions sites around the country. If you are considering having the best of times on your Venice tour, then outlined below are some must visit locations for you.
Dolomites, a mountainous Alps in northeastern Italy is one location that will give you a memorable experience on your Venice day trip. This mountainous Alps extends from River Adige in the west to Piave Valley in the east covering a total area of 141,903 hectares. The Dolomites stands as one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes in the world with many glaciers, sheer cliffs, vertical walls, valley and mountains with peaks as high up to 3000 metres.
The Val Garden holds amazing experiences for you on your day trip from Venice, it gives you a perfect atmosphere for skiing, woodcarving and rock climbing. The Alpine Botanical Garden of Voitte sits on 10 acres land area and it is lined with thousands of plant species and beautiful flowers – it sits 1500 metres above sea level that gives a good view of the city of Trento.
Awesome experiences awaits you on your Venice day trip exploring the beautiful Civetta Moutain region with its quaint villages. Its mountains stands as one of the most beautiful mountain walls in the Dolomites, its high peak gives the most challenging mountain climb that is often referred to as the “wall of walls” by mountain climbers. You can also enjoy amazing flight over the mountains paragliding the forest of Ciampinoi, Mont, de Seura and Col Rodella.
The Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy that stretched from the steep alpine foothills to the Po valley, its cool temperature due to its surrounding mountains and extensive beautiful environment makes it a most suitable location for weekend getaway especially for couples – the beautiful water environment also encourages water sport, you can hope for the best of experience on your Venice day trip
Your day trip from Venice to Lake Garda gives you the opportunity to admire the exquisite landscapes and the beautiful villages around the renowned Lake Garda, take a walk around the medieval streets and visit the Catullo Cave to explore it archeological history. Explore the Desenzano port, its castle and the neighboring villages, visit Gardaland amusement park to explore its multi-park complex including Gardaland Sea-life, Blue Tornado and Peppa Pig Land – you can be sure of a fun filled day as you ride the most amazing roller-coaster of your life at Gardaland.
Visit to the Malcesine promise an amazing experience as you explore the Castello Scaligero – the 13th century castle stands on a crag that provides amazing view of the lake. Other places you can visit for best experiences on your Venice day trip are; Riva del Garda, Arco, Gardone Riviera and Vittoriale d’Italia. Place to stay are; Hotel Villa Florida, Altivehotel Santalucia, and Hotel Excelsior le Terrazze.
Murano, about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice is another location to visit on your Venice day trip, it is a series of Islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. It is famous for its glass making so you can hope for an impactful Venice day trip when you visit one of the many glass workshops where you can watch some glass making demonstrations.
Visit to the Glass Museum on your Venice day trip will help you explore the Venetian glass making history and techniques that has been for centuries – an impactful experiences await you runing through the variety of glass exhibits from as far back as the Egyptian Era. Visit the 7th century Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint. Donatus to view this gothic architecture that its wall and floor is exquisitely designed with Ravenna-quality Byzantine Mosaic – also take time to see the bones of the holy man and the rib of the dragon slew by the holy man.
Palazzo da mula is one of the remaining examples of Gothic architecture that hold a real experience for your day trip from Venice, make sure you spend quality time exploring this Venetian Patrician Palace built from ornate façade with large gothic windows – its beautiful garden gives you a chance for an impactful walk and relaxation. Visit the various glass shops to buy the best of hand-crafted glasses of different shapes and designs, Murano glasses are protected with “vetro Murano Artistico” trademark, so beware of some Chinese counterfeits that some shops offer.
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Padua, the capital city of the province of Padua is another must visit location on your Venice tour. It is the economic and communication hub of the area, being just 40 kilometre from Venice, make it possible to explore with your private car or considering one of the numerous car rental options in the city. It is one of Italian wealthiest cities and artistic city, many fine Italian artist in the likes of Giotto, Giovanni, Donatello and Paolo Uccello resided here – many of their artistic works serves as tourist attractions in the city.
Exploring the Basilica is one experience you can’t afford to miss on your day trip from Venice, the view of this Romanesque and Gothic building with its Byzantine structures is fascinating – the interior of the chapel is designed with notable artworks and the alter laid with the finest Italian marble that gives mind blowing picturesque view. Visit to the Orto Botanico promises an awesome experience as you explore the various plant species including medicinal plants and herbs, this garden stands as one of the oldest Botanical garden founded in 1545 to protect rare and endangered species of plants.
You can explore the history of medicine at The Museum of Medical History – this modern interactive centre has innovative exhibits as well as medical instruments and historical teaching materials, be sure to get the documented findings of some of world’s greatest scientist like Galileo Galilie. Other attractions that promises amazing experience are; the Cathedral and Baptistery, Prato della Valle, Villa Pisani and Brenta Canal and The Church of Eremitani and its museums.
Take some time of the city of Venice to the for a weekend getaway in the Prosecco Region. This region is famous for its sparkling white wine that bears the same name as the region. Getting to the Prosecco is easy, you can drive on your private car or consider one of the many car rental services in the country – it is a free drive from Venice, so you don’t need to worried of being stuck in traffic, parking spaces is not also a problem.
Your day trip from Venice gives you the chance to explore the Prosecco region starting from Vicenza, a town surrounded by fortified walls to learn more about the environment and cultural component that makes up the traditions of this area. Your day trip from Venice gives you the chance to visit some of it landmarks like the medieval court called Basilica Pallandiana.
Treviso just 20 miles from Venice is another towns you can visit around the Prosecco region, it is lined with beautiful canals and churches that are mind-blowing. There are also restaurants and cafés around this region that offers the best of Italian dishes where you can dash into to have a sumptuous meal while sipping a glass of Prosecco.
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Taking a day trip from Venice to Lido di Venizia is one experience that you cannot afford to miss on your Venice tour. This small island called Lido shelters the City from the sea, offering the city of Venice beautiful beaches that stands an amazing views. It hosts the famous annual Venice Film festival between late August and early September that attract many tourist to this this region. You can hope for the best of Venice day trip experiences as you explore the various beaches this area offers.
If you are a lover of nature then, the Oasis of Alberoni is the location you must visit. It composed of a pine forest and a complex dune system with astonishing beauty just as illustrated by the poetry of Byron and Goethe. Seize the opportunity for an impactful stroll on your Venice day trip around Gran Viale; a street in Lido that crosses the whole Island up to the Jewish Cemetery to discover the long history of the Jews in the city of Venice.
The picturesque village of Malamocco hold lots of amazing experiences for you as you explore it most prominent landmarks including The Church of Santa Maria Asunta, Ponte Borgo; the oldest bridge in the village and The Palazzo del Podesta where the mayor lived until 1339. Other places to visit for amazing experiences on your Venice day trip are; Tempio Votivo and the Armenian Monastery.
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The Valpolicella valley is another must-visit location on your day trip from Venice. This area of Vetticultural zone sits on the east of Lake Garda. It is famous for its red wine called Valpolicella that is produced from three grape varieties; Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara. Your day trip from Venice hold amazing experiences for you when you visit the award winning Zyme winery with its striking contemporary architecture by Moreno Zurlo. This winery is famous for its Harlequin, a wine made from 15 local grape varieties that you can taste on your day trip Venice.
The Villa Mosconi Bertani is a winery that offers both wine tasting opportunity and tour guide of its entire building to learn the various wine making processes, they offer four wine testing session that features superior Valpolicello wines including Lepia Soave DOC, Amarone Classico DOCG and Torre Pieve Chardonnay – you can also explore the roman.
Other places you can visit for best experiences on your Venice day trip are; Montecariano Cellars, Valentina Cubi,Pieve di San Giorgio, Trattoria Caprini and Giuseppe Quintarelli. There are various cafés and restaurants that you can stop over for a delicious meal. Places you can stay in Valpolicella are; Foresteria Serego Aligheri, Azienda Agricola Corteforte, and Farm Valpolicella Corte Cariano.
The Trieste at the eastern region of Italy shares border with Slovenia. It stands as one of the largest cities in the Slovenia border region that sits on coast between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia – this region has different style of culture and history that was influenced by its proximity to other countries. It is one of the economic places in Italy because of its port that enhances commercial trading and shipping. The mixture of historical buildings and Piazzas, amazing seaside locations and museums makes Trieste a good tourist destination to consider for Venice day trip.
Some of the exhibitions in this museums are the works of Carlo Carra, Giorgio Morandi, Lucio Fontana and Mario Sironi. Take time out to explore the Roman theatre that was built in the first century AD, this medieval Romanesque architecture is beautifully adorned with woods and serves a major tourist attraction to the city of Trieste.
You can hope for the best of experiences exploring the white fairy-tail Palace called “Castello di Miramare” built for Archduke Maximilian of Austria and his wife Charlotte of Belgium between 1855–1860 before they became the Emperor and Empress of Mexico. Explore the luxurious garden of the palace that gives a good view of the Adriatic Sea – its artfully decorated rooms and windows should not be left out in your exploration of this fairy-tail castle.
The charming city of Verona in northern Italy is another location to consider for a day trip from Venice. It is also known as the city of romance as revealed by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Its wonderful ambience and beautiful architectures make it the ideal tourist location especially for lovers. Your day trip from Venice gives you the chance to see the scene on which the story of Romeo and Juliet played out including the balcony where Juliet was wooed by Romeo, Romeo’s house and Juliet’s statue in front of her house.
Visit to Verona Arena holds great experiences exploring this gigantic piece of Roman architecture that stands as one of the biggest arena in the world that can seat about 30,000 spectators per time – this arena hosts the annual Arena Opera Festival from June to September, it features famous opera such as Orff’s Carmina Burrana and Rossini’s II Barbier di Siviglia.
Other places to visit on your day trip from Venice are; the sprawling Duomo with its beautiful cloisters and historic hearts, the Piazza delle Erbe with its Mazzanti houses, the whale bone that hangs from Arco della Costa and the Scaliageri family tomb that reveals the history of the city.
The ancient city of Ravenna promise lot of experiences for your day trip from Venice. It is the capital city of the province of Ravenna that has witnessed several civilization including being elected as the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, the Goth Kingdom under Theodoric and the Byzantine Empire in Europe. The city has lots of important cultural monuments today including the eight World Heritage Site that makes the city a must-visit location on your Venice day trip.
Visit to the Basilica of San Vitale on your Venice day trip is an experience you will not forget in a long time, this architectural masterpiece has the mind-blowing octagonal design with Roman and Byzantine mosaics. Battistero Neoniano is one of Ravenna’s oldest cathedral and monument that has been in existence since the 5th century AD, the stunning and beautiful interior decorations is breathtaking – this building is one of the eight UNESCO Heritage Sites that this city has to offer.
The Mirabinladia is one of the best amusement parks in the Italy and is regarded as a good destination for family outing and picnic, it is one of the largest parks in Italy with land area up to 850,000 square metres. Great experiences awaits you as you ride one of the most amazing roller-coaster of your life. Other must-visit places that promises amazing experiences are; Battistero degli Ariani, Museo d’Arte and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
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Venice day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Venice city or sometimes combine various Venice main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.
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Venice day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Venice multiple day tour, day trips outside Venice city, day trips in Venice city), and varies also in prices based on type of Venice day trips starting from €17.62 to €6814.58.