This post is a bit of a cheat since I am going to suggest some things technically included in the Venice UNESCO World Heritage inscription. However, these three things are to fill up your itinerary once you are already in Venice. While some are obvious, others you might not have considered.

1) Stroll Around at Night Time

The views at night are as good as in the daytime, but with less people.
The views at night are as good as in the daytime, but with less people.

The first thing you will notice in Italy is The Grand Canal. What is the second thing you ask? The CROWDS! I didn’t try to look very hard, but I didn’t notice much of a “night scene” in Venice besides a few scattered restaurants that were open. Furthermore, from my personal observation, the majority of the crowds came from cruise ships and were much older than me (20’s). Maybe it was a combination of these three things that makes Venice quiet at night, which is a good thing! The canals, and the city in general is as aesthetically pleasing at night as it is in the day.

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2) Ride the Bus… the Water Bus!

The big boat on the second picture that appears to be a yacht is in fact, a water bus. Because Venice is a set of over a hundred tiny islands, it has developed over the centuries, a water based public transportation system. The first picture is a map of the lines that go pretty much anywhere in Venice, including the famous islets of Murano and Burano, and the Marco Polo International Airport, which is an hour away from the islands themselves. Be advised that the airport water bus only allows one piece of luggage per rider. If you want a more in-depth history lesson, there are also water tour buses that are less crowded, but of course, never ridden by locals.

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1) Venice and its Lagoon World Heritage Site

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3) Find your own Canal and Bridge

The Rialto Bridge is pretty awesome for its grandeur, but size isn’t everything. There are hundreds of bridges all over the city, and it is not difficult to claim one for yourself (at least for a little while). While it may sound a bit corny, you’ll be surprised how much it’s the little things (and bridges) that you remember the most from your trip to Venice. Go through any less traveled alley and you will be sure to find one. If you are a high roller, many high end restaurants and hotels offer a ‘private canal view’ if their backdoor happens to border a canal.

Related Articles / Useful Links on this Site:

1) Venice and its Lagoon World Heritage Site

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Julio is a California native who has lived abroad since 2009 as an expat in South Korea and New Zealand. He is especially passionate about experiencing other cultures and visiting as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible.
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