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Best Things to Do in Venice

Featured Venice Travel Tips
  • Soak in the essence of Venice with a Gondola Ride through the canals
  • Enjoy some gelato while strolling through the famous San Marco Square
  • Take a day trip to the colourful island of Burano
  • Delight in a Venetian mask-making class
  • Soak up views of classic Venetian architecture around Dorsoduro
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Kaity's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Trattoria Pizza de Mamo was perfection from beginning to end! Our best meal in the coziest of restaurants.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We had the best tour with Genny from Wander Woman Venice - such an engaging tour for our kids and Genny knew everyone in Venice. It was such a fun experience and she is the best of the best. It felt like she was my best friend. We also LOVED the women at Row Venice. Such a magical experience that I will never forget.

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Venice?

Just explore and soak in every small alleyway and every grand piazza. The entire island is magical and I cannot wait to go back.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Michi's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Ristorante da Ivo- also George Clooney's favorite place in Venice apparently. Food was amazing and service was impeccable.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We took a boat to see Burano and then Murano.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Yes! Don't book tours.. just go with the flow and give kids little snippets of information that they can imagine and remember. When we went inside the St Marks Basilica, I told my 6 year old son.. imagine you have a jar full of pennies.. how many pennies do you think it would take to make one of those mosaics? Also my son loved all the boats and it was interesting to point out the ambulance boat.. and the police boats!

Visited Venice in February

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We had a fabulous time at Bacaro Jazz bar, great times and good food. Novecento 900 Jazz Club had wonderful service and amazing pizza.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved getting lost in Venice, wandering the beautiful alleys at night by lamp light.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Wait to bring kiddos to Venice until they are out of strollers :) So many stairs over the canals.

Visited Venice in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Brendan's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Gio's Restaurant & Terrace was the location we went for lunch after our engagement and photoshoot. Beautiful and luxurious location with a terrace overlooking the grand canal. Marcianino l'Osteria was the restaurant we went to dinner that evening and had a wonderful time learning about the dishes from the Owner. Friendly and welcoming!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We did not do any tours in Venice. Our favorite activities were walking the stress and canals looking in the local shops, bakeries, and cafes. With only 1.5/2 days in Venice, we wanted to be able to enjoy our time there freely and not be bogged down with locked-in 3 hour tours. We did not do a canal boat ride, mainly because they did not allow us to bring on champage to celebrate our engagement.

Visited Venice in November

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Anywhere with Cicchetti (informal, tasty small plates)! Some favorite include Bacarando in Corte Dell'Orso, Alla Fonda and Cantina do Spade. Also, don't miss Vini Da Gigio for truffle gnocchi. Campo Santo Stefano also a hidden gem for cafes, cappuccino and macchiatos. Quick, friendly service and an easy starting point to visit top sights like Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark's Square.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Get off the beaten path! We visited Dorsoduro during this trip, where we took our anniversary photos. Stunning views from the Ponte Dell'a Accademia. Quieter wine bars and restaurants and a more "local" feel. Don't miss the Mercato Di Rialto - fish market near Rialto Bridge. Also take a water taxi to the islands Murano, famous for glass blowing, and Burano, known for lace and the most beautiful colorful buildings.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Venice?

We loved celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in Venice, returning to the city of love, water, bridges and canals after our first visit together 15 years ago. Pro tip: Hire Flytographer to capture your love in a way that's stress-free, easy and enjoyable and ensure you have captured memories to treasure a lifetime.

Visited Venice in November

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Vito in Venice for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Cafe Florian

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Matteo private boat tour bookable on airbnb experiences. we were able to explore Murano, Burano and Torcello. Mask making in Venice with Sofia also bookable on airbnb experiences.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Patience and making sure to cater some time for child activities

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Britta's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Cantina Do Mori, for Cicchetti, which are small, tapas-style food that are a Venetian tradition! Also, Harry's Bar: home of the Bellini!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

A gondola ride with a bottle of prosecco and a sweet treat at Cafe Florian in St. Mark's square. Also, strolling down the streets less traveled. It was really nice to step away from the crowds and take in the beauty on quiet side streets.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Venice?

Use a private water taxi for transportation to and from the airport. It might be a bit pricey but the view of the city from the water is unmatchable and the boats are elegant and romantic.

Visited Venice in October

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Kristina's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Antinoo's on the canal was lovely, our favorite bar was the Corner Pub for the night life and ambiance.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Our mask class at Sogno Veneziano Atelier was so fun for the entire family. They were friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this class to anyone visiting Venice.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Yes make sure to include fun stuff after the kinda boring walking tours for the little ones. My eleven year old was not as impressed as we were with Dodges Palace and St. Marks Square, however she loved the gondola rides and the gelato at every corner. Search for the candy shops and give them breaks!

Visited Venice in September

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Alberto in Venice for Flytographer


Adrian Xavier's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Bacaro Risorto Castello, the waiters are super friendly and we absolutely love their mouthwatering cichetti!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

I would say visiting the Palazzo Ducale is my fav thing to do in Venice as I am very interested in getting to know the history of the Doges.

What is your best travel tip for Venice?

Travel light and beware of pickpockets, for real.

Visited Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Shannon's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We actually kept eating at the restaurant right in front of the hotel on the Grand Canal. So, we don’t have a lot of advice in this department.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

St. Mark’s Night Tour Doge’s Palace

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Early morning is beautiful and quiet. Best time of day to explore, order a cappuccino, and enjoy the city without crowds. Give yourself at least a day to explore the alleys and pathways at your own pace. It’s fun not to have a plan.

Visited Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Morvarid's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Bacaro del Gelato was our absolute favorite gelato spot in all of Italy! Such fresh flavors and the perfect amount of sweetness!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved the colorful island of Burano! A fun little respite from the Venice crowds, beautiful to see the handmade lace and great food on the island.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Don’t overdo the museums and instead pop into churches for fantastic art and easy stops close by for pizza/gelato.

Visited Venice in August

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Shannon's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Nono Risorto - great garden vibes away from the tourism hot spots so also good value. It was recommended to us by Marta. Call ahead to reserve a table!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We loved doing the murano and burano islands in a day. You can get a 2 for 1 pass to the glass and lace museum to learn about these two things.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Venice?

Just go with the flow and maybe pack some runners and get out early for a nice run together! It’s fun to get a little lost.

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Our favorite restaurant is at The Gritti Palace hotel. Great food with a beautiful view.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We did a Venetian mask making class and it was fun and very educational.

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Dorsoduro

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Janet's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Bar All'Arco Trattoria Bar Pontini Farini Amorino nino chocolate

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Burano People watching on the Grand Canal Rialto Market the scene right as you walk out of the train station

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Lots of Gelato the flying tiger copenhegan store has cute affordable hats for hot days they also have cute little art supplies and activities to keep kiddos busy on long train rides. and they are affordable. if you order pizza ask them to cut it for you

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

We can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but we walked toward the fish tail along the Grand Canal. Once the crowds went away, we found a street with many small restaurants. The food was good, and it was nice to get away from the crowds and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Doge’s Palace is a must! It is so beautiful inside. Even the teens liked crossing the bridge of sighs.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

In the summer, plan many drink and gelato breaks. It gets very hot! My teens needed to sit in the air conditioned hotel for a couple of hours during the hottest time of the day, which allowed my husband and I to explore the city on our own.

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Rebecca's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Gritti Palace. Get dressed up and go there for a pre-dinner cocktail on the terrace. It’s pricey but the views, service, and experience are so worth it.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Just walking around and getting lost. There is something cool around every corner.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Venice?

Make a reservation for a nice dinner but also leave space in the itinerary to wander and stumble upon a cute bar or cafe.

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Kimberly P's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

The restaurant on the rooftops of Danieli hotel and the restaurant at the terrace of Gritty palace have the best and romantic views of Venice.

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Sightseeing and walking the streets. And .. of course the gondola rides at sunset.

What is your best travel tip for Venice?

Enjoy Relax Eat lots of gelato and seafood

Visited Venice in July

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Gondola Ride

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Sabrina's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Pasticceria Nobile had the most amazing apricot jam-filled brioche and cappuccino. The brioche were just out of the oven. Heaven!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We went to Murano to create our very own murrina (pendant with glass pieces) at Ferro Toso. The price is reasonable and from start to finish takes less than an hour. It’s a must do!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

Lots of gelato!

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Kiera's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Suso was the best gelato we’ve had in Italy!

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Sherry's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Restaurant dallo Zio Hole in the wall treasure; quaint with amazing food and service!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Amazing experience! Four Seasons Concert Ticket at Vivaldi Church. Seven piece orchestra and the music was beyond amazing. I was so sad when it was over and could have been there joyfully listening for hours!

What is the best tip for solo travel in Venice?

Rate of theft has increased exponentially since my last visit just before COVID. Carry nothing in your pockets. Utilize crossbody bags, anti theft material. They are brazen and you need to exercise situational awareness at all times.

Visited Venice in June

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Ansley's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Osteria Al Cicheto has a fixed menu where you can get an appetizer, a first course, and a second course for a set price. The menu rotates frequently. Every dish we had was incredible. The wine pairings were amazing!

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Walking through the streets with my husband and going in the little shops and stopping and eating treats along the way.

What is your best travel tip for Venice?

Pack the comfiest pair of walking shoes you have! Don’t worry about looking like a tourist- they already know!

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Robin's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Nevodi was our favorite restaurant. The pumpkin ravioli with smoked ricotta was so delicious. We liked the area where it was located. Less crowded/touristy. Beautiful koi pond close by.

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Olga in Venice for Flytographer


Deanna's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We only had a few short days in Venice, but walking around and getting lost was our favorite thing to do. Every corner led you somewhere new and exciting! Every path was different with its own magical view.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Venice?

We had a long 2 weeks in Italy with lots of scheduled tours and events. Venice was our time to just relax and soak it all in. Let the kids ride boats, chase pigeons and eat gelato!

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Rialto to San Polo

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Chris's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Quadri

What are the best things to do in Venice?

Staying at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice. It was absolutely beautiful.

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Venice

What are the best places to eat and drink in Venice?

Lineadombra in the Dorsoduro was an incredible restaurant with a beautiful, uninterrupted view of the water. It's in a quiet location and the standard of food is exceptional .

What are the best things to do in Venice?

We went to Venice Jazz Club for an incredible evening of jazz in an intimate setting. The band were very impressive.

Visited Venice in April

Photo Shoot Location: San Marco

Marta in Venice for Flytographer


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