Grand Canal sunrise, walk from Hotel Abbazia to Rialto, to the Frari, Campo Santa Margherita, Antico Martini, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Strada Nuova. travel video
Walking far from the crowds is the best way to see Venice -- away from the tourists and through the little alleys. Don't worry about getting lost -- that is half the fun. travel video
More walking: glass blowing at Vecchia Murano; Mercerie shopping zone, lunch at the Rosticeria, the canals of Cannaregio to Campo di Ghetto Novo. travel video
Venice 2010 San Marco, Vecchia Murano glass factory, walk to Rialto, Campo Santa Margherita, and a taste of Belinis at Gritti Palace, Hotel Danieli, Harry's Bar.
Gondola ride: Venice 2010 One of the supreme Venice experiences is a gondola ride through the little canals, with music.
Lunch at Povoledo, then walking tour with Daniela through back lanes to: Frari, Grand Canal, traghetto, Snail Staircase, Campo S. Luca, Rialto, Basilica San Marco. travel video
Hotel Abbazia: We stay at this charming hotel located just 2 blocks from the train station on a quiet side lane with a garden, as described by the manager, Alvise Vianello. travel video
Upon arrival we take a walking tour with our regular guide, Daniela Cominotto,to Piazza and Basilica San Marco,a glass factory, the Frari, and shopping.
Doge's Palace, more walking; visit the luxurious home of the Doge, Venice's ruler, filled with art treasures; also we take in a concert, and traveler comments.
Grand Canal ride on a vaporetto, Venice's water bus, then enjoy a tasty, inexpensive Rosticeria lunch; then more walking in lanes to the Snail Staircase with view from top.
Traghetto across the Grand Canal to Rialto Market, for fruits and veggies; wander lanes to Campo Santa Margarita, a popular local gathering place; mask shop.
Ca d'Oro, dinner at Fiaschetteria Toscana with Roberto, our favorite waiter; then Piazza San Marco at night, Vecchia Murano glass factory, vaporetto departure.
Walking tour with Daniela 1: little lanes and campi, Church of the Miracoli, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo and Chiesa S. Zaccaria.
Walking tour with Daniela part 2: S. Giorgio Maggiore, Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco, Basilica San Marco. travel video
Rialto market, Bruno's glass shop, Church of the Frari, walk through the lanes, Campo Santa Margherita, walking along scenic canals; vaporetto to train station. travel video
History walk with Daniela. Venice: Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, San Zaccharia, drinks at the Grittii Palace, Rialto, Frari, Campo San Luca, leave town by train.
Vaporetto down the Grand Canal, Rialto, Frari, Bellini, Campo Santa Margherita, Academia, Bienalle contemporary arts, glass blowing at Vecchia Murano glass factory. travel video
train to Venice, walking tour through little lanes, Grand Canal, Frari Church, walk to Accademia Bridge. Travel video
boat ride down Grand Canal then walk with Daniela Cominotto, our favorite Venetian guide, then glass-blowing demonstration at Vecchia Murano and more.
gondola serenade: music while we glide along the canals listening to one of the great singers of the city.
Venice, Burano trip to the island of Burano, famous for lace-makers and colorful buildings. It is like Venice in miniature.
Venice traghetto across Grand Canal to Rialto veggie market, walk narrow lanes, Casa Goldnoni, Gallerie dell'Accademia
Venice Morning walk along quiet lanes of Cannaregio, visit a bakery, comments from our travelers, leave hotel, vaporetto to station and departing comments