5 Things I Did in Venice

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

As you know Letters to LA LA Land went to Europe this summer. I promised I would do a follow up to my top 5 things to do Italian series. Here are the top 5 things I did in Venice that I would highly recommend now that I've been there. As you may notice most of it wasn't the touristy things I mentioned in my first post. I enjoyed more of the off the beaten path and non touristy things more than anything. Those are the things that really give you a feel for the City. 

3 Island boat tour- We visited Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is the island with the glass making factory and a must see! Burano is where they have handmade lace and the colourful houses. I highly recommend both of those islands.  Torcello has some ruins and a museum you can visit but in my opinion it was not really much to see, we got bored after about 15 minutes and had to kill a lot of time on the island. I would suggest if you do tour the 3 islands, eat on Torcello and walk around Murano and Burano as there is more to see on those islands. 

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco- Also known as St. Mark's Square in english. Our hotel was right next to St. Mark's square so we were easily able to walk there and walk around and look at everything. I hate long lines so we didn't go inside St. Mark's Basilica which is in the square. Admiring it from the outside was enough for me. 

Get Lost in the Canals- We went for a walk one day while we were waiting for our boat tour and let me tell you it was so much fun. We just started walking around and pretty soon we would hit a small bridge or have to turn a certain way because you couldn't go anywhere else. Getting lost and trying to find your way out and back to where you need to be is both terrifying and fun. You also get to see a lot of Venice you may not normally see, the house and the boats were amazing.

Water Taxi

Take a Water Taxi- So public transport is cheaper but man is it ever slow. We took public transport on the way to our hotel and it was so slow it took 2 hours to get there. In the water taxi it took 40 minutes and it was a fun and relaxing ride. Plus the water taxies are all these amazing polish wood 
View from the water taxi

Eat at a Fancy Restaurant- Splurge a little and eat at a fancy restaurant. One night of fine dinning doesn't have to break the bank and this way you get to enjoy a meal you wouldn't normally when you are at home. The food in Italy is amazing, so take the opportunity to enjoy it. 

What do you think of my list?