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Trip List by seolram

5 days of Venice the second time around, splurge!

13 Sep 2011  Wedding in Venice for two
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 2 votes

This was the trip we made when we got married in Venice and we got to splurge!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: City of Venice, Venice, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Mestre
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • 1. City of Venice
    City of Venice

    Day 1 This time treat yourself: land at Marco Polo airport and take a watertaxi to your hotel (you can make reservations affront) It really is the best way to enter the city, with kinda a miamivice feeling....

  • 2. Grand Canal
    Canal Grande, Venice

    A different experience, going over the canal in a small and fast boat

  • 3. Palazzo Paruta
    Palazzo Paruta, Venice

    15:00 Really a magnificent hotel with a lovely staff and fantastic breakfast, they will help you get settled. When you're lucky the watertaxi can get you up to the entrance of the hotel, but when the water is too high, you'll have to walk from S. Angelo.

    After getting settled, go for a walk in the neighbourhood

  • 4. Scala Contarini del Bovolo
    Scala Contarini del Bovolo, Venice

    17:30 The Campo Manin is near the Hotel, go to your right and you will be amazed by this staircase!

    Take your time exploring, going in and out the lovely shops in this area

  • 5. Osteria Leon Bianco
    Osteria Leon Bianco, Venice

    19:00 Nice and cozy small restaurant, make you feel very much at home, of course have your first Bellini of the trip and eat some typical Venice dishes

  • 6. Basilica dei Frari
    Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

    Day 2 10:00 After the brilliant breakfast with crepes suzette in the hotel some shopping must be doen (maybe pick up clothes at atelier Marega (lovely people excellent costumes), get some champagneglasses, maybe masks... some cakeplates.

  • 7. Ostaria Antico Dolo
    Ostaria Antico Dolo, Venice

    To catch your breath and to still the hungry feeling go for a drink and cichetti (Venice kind of tapas)

    13:00 After that go for a guided tour of a couple of hours (maybe the one called 'in the footsteps of Casanova)
    During this guided tour you will definately see the Frari church,
    the smallest street of Venice and the old prositution area

  • 8. Harry's Bar
    Harry's Bar, Venice

    16:00 Of course, while were splurging we cannot miss Harry's bar for the one and only real Bellini, like kings and queens have done befor you!

  • 9. Ristorante la Feluca
    Ristorante la Feluca, Venice

    18:00 go for early dinner near the hotel (not too expensive and quite nice). This way you can get to the hotel early to take a bath etc and go to bed early for a really great day of romance tomorrow (this was our wedding day, so for us a big night in the beautiful room, getting ready, putting curlers in my hair etc.)

  • 10. Rosa Salva
    Rosa Salva, Venice

    Day 3 09:30 Pick up the perfect cake at one of the stores of Rosa Salva and give it time to get to roomtemperature (most brilliant semifredo cakes! They also deliver and have several shops throughout Venice...check out their website for more info).

    Now is a perfect time for a gondola ride, early in the morning, not too busy, nice time to score a deal. Just go to the Gondola stations at Canal Grande where they will offer you a gondola ride.

  • 11. Teatro La Fenice
    Teatro La Fenice, Venice

    12:00 First light a candle at Chiesa Santo Stefano with the beautiful wooden roof, enjoy the vibe, the silence.
    Pick up a nice panino (you can eat it at your hotelroom, maybe with a nice piece of cake and a glass of Loredan Gasparini Chardonnay Spumante, best kind from a winehouse in Veneto (you can visit the winery, order a bottle online to taste affront, the hotel also has a winery and can get you a bottle of their finest bubbly))
    and then head for La Fenice, a theater with quite the history!

  • 12. Taverna La Fenice
    Taverna La Fenice, Venice

    14: 00 Have a nice cup of coffee to catch your breath (It can get really stuffy and warm in the theater)

  • 13. Osteria al Bacareto
    Osteria al Bacareto, Venice

    15:00 Make reservations for a winetasting. They have several wines and will give you matching cichetti, while sitting outside, watching the world go by. Really lovely people. (Also a great place for luncheon or dinner! They have creative and original dishes)

  • 14. Bistrot de Venise
    Bistrot de Venise, Venice

    19:00 The perfect splurge dinner. Make sure you have reservations for the small alcove inside and have the Romantic menu for two (again: mention that in your reservation). The recipes used are from the 16/17th century and all food is devine!
    Best meal I ever had (okay, I am a foody and archaeologist, so for me the combination was excellent)

  • 15. Murano

    Day 4: tell the receptiondesk you want to go to Murano. They have an arrangement with a glassfactory and they will take you for free with a watertaxi to Murano and you get a tour at a glassfactory. You are not obliged to buy anything. Keep in mind that you have to arrange transportation back: Vaporetto goed to Burano and back to Venice, but make sure you have a vaporetto ticket (buy ahead)

    11:00 The atmosphere in Murano is more village-like, very different with a great history (Romans already lived here)

    A novel you can read before going (to make it come alive) is ' The glassblower of Murano' by Marina Fiorato, after reading that you will probably search for the perfect red heartshaped glass pendant.

    There's a glassmuseum and several nice churchess to visit.

    Near the Vaporetto stop that will take you to Burano you will find Bar al Faro where you can get a panino and a beer from tap like the locals do, birra rosa is superb!

  • 16. Burano

    13:30 Totally different than Murano, colourful houses, village-like atmosphere, lovely!

    It's a bit of a boat ride to get here, but meanwhile you get to see a lot of the laguna, a terrific nature area, there's nothing like this in the world, almost fantasy-like.
    Take lots of pictures, every meter is about as fotogenic.

    Via a bridge you can get to the small, more modern island of Mazzorbo, here you can find a winery with restaurant of the Bisol family, please walk on over!

    The atmosphere at Burano, where all the lace is made, is like a fisherman's village

  • 17. Torcello Island
    Torcello Island, Venice

    16:00 from the dock at Burano a small boat leaves for Torcello, an Island filled with ancient buildings and a lot of nature. You can make sturdy walks on this small island.

  • 18. Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta
    Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Torcello

    Get on time if you want to go up in the tower or want to visit the small archaeology museum!

  • 19. Osteria Al Ponte del Diavolo
    Osteria Al Ponte del Diavolo, Torcello

    Perfect place to have a nice wine, or if you want to stay a bit longer: have dinner; Staff is really forthcoming!
    Or else: justget the Vaporetto back to Fondamente Nuove and have dinner in one of the nice Osterie in the zone Cannaregio/Castello (Maybe Da Fiori for Cichetti...great little place!)

  • 20. Rialto Market
    Mercati di Rialto, Venice

    Day 5, after checking out and leaving your luggage at the hotel, head for the market to do some more shopping, get some souvenirs, lovely items in glass or lace, a nice masque....

  • 21. Cantina Do Mori
    Cantina Do Mori, Venice

    12:15 The oldest excisting bar in Venice, you can feel history here and also great wines and bites! So after some die-hard shopping you might be in the mood! (also mentioned in 'the Glassblower of Murano')

  • 22. Al Buso
    Al Buso, Mestre

    13:00 Perfect view on Ponte Rialto, nice for Luncheon. You can sit outside or see the fantastic ceiling inside. Taste the Venetian Liver-dish (not for every ones taste I must admit)

    After Luncheon take the Vaporetto all the way up to S. Marco. (it might be a part of Canal Grande you haven't done by boat, since we walked almost every inch of the city...)

  • 23. Caffe Florian
    Caffe Florian Venezia, Venice

    14:30 It now is a tradition, so before leaving town we have to get a coffe at the bar and take in the atmosphere as a perfect ending to our trip!

    15:30 The taxiboat is waiting at s. Angelo to take you back to Marco Polo airport!