Venice is often perceived as somewhere to stop by for a quick gondola ride before ticking it off the list and moving on to a bigger city.
But if you’re willing to afford it a bit more of your time, there’s plenty to see and do.
Murano glass shopping
Venice is renowned for its Murano glass ornaments. If you’re worried about overweight baggage, perhaps choose a light piece of jewellery instead of a vase or bowl.
Have a cheap slice of pizza at Pizza Al Volva in St Mark’s Square and watch the world go by.
Every winding lane in Venice leads you to yet another little craft shop selling beautiful carnival masks. Even if you’re not planning to attend a masquerade party anytime soon, they make lovely wall ornaments.
St Mark’s Square
For a different take on “people watching”, there’s something engrossing about watching pigeons in their hundreds frightening some and delighting others in St Mark’s Square. Just look out before you take a sip of your coffee for any unwanted surprises.
And finally…a Gondola Ride
Of course, a trip to Venice wouldn’t be complete without a gondola ride, so take a trip and do the obligatory mimicking of Madonna’s Like a Virgin video to cap off your Venice adventure.
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