4 Days in Venice Itinerary Story

By Preeti Mehta

Introduction

4 Days in Venice Itinerary Story

Venice, the capital city of northern Italy, is entirely built over a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea on top of...

Day 1

Venice's Greatest Hits: Piazza San Marco, The Doge's Palace and a Gondola ride

Start the first of your 4 days in Venice by exploring the iconic Piazza San Marco, only known as Saint...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Breakfast at Grancaffè Quadri

Start your first day in Venice with a sumptuous breakfast at the Grancaffè Quadri. It is one of the few...

Day 1 - Stop 2

Saint Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

Saint Mark's Basilica is one of the many historical places to visit in Europe and Venice as it holds the...

Day 1 - Stop 3

Campanile di San Marco

San Marco Campanile is the city’s famous bell-tower that stands as the tallest structure in Saint Mark’s square at 323...

Day 1 - Stop 4

Take a Gondola Ride

Most people visiting Venice have Gondola rides on the top of their bucket list. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that...

Day 1 - Stop 5

Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs)

Undoubtedly the most photographed place in Venice, the bridge of sighs spans the Rio di Palazzo. It was built to...

Day 1 - Stop 6

Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

For the next stop, walk over to the Palazzo Ducale, a beautiful white stone palace which is considered to be...

Day 1 - Stop 7

Lunch & Gelato at Piazza San Marco

After seeing the impressive palace, it's time for head over for some lunch. Venice is filled with quaint cafes and...

Day 1 - Stop 8

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)

The world-renowned bridge of Venice, Rialto Bridge, is the most iconic and oldest of the bridges that cross the Grand...

Day 1 - Stop 9

Mercati di Rialto (Rialto Markets)

After you take some memorable photos at the Rialto Bridge, head over to the Rialto Markets, this is one of...

Day 1 - Stop 10

Dinner along Canale Grande at Ristorante Terrazza Sommariva

After the long day of sightseeing and exploring so many things to do in Venice, it is now time to...

Day 2

Artistic & Historical Venice: Canareggio and Dorsoduro

On your second day in Venice, you can delve into the artistic, religious, and culinary delights of Dorsoduro Sestieri and...

Day 2 - Stop 1

Breakfast at Sullaluna

Start the second day at Fondamenta della Misericordia – the longest street in Canareggio. Translating to 'Foundation of Mercy,' it...

Day 2 - Stop 2

Madonna dell’Orto Church

This Gothic 14th century built church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is still in use today. Founded by...

Day 2 - Stop 3

Museo Ebaico di Venezia (Jewish Museum)

At Museo Ebaico di Venezia, you can learn about the long and turbulent relationship of Venice with the Jewish community....

Day 2 - Stop 4

Cicchetti Lunch at Hostaria Vecio Biavarol dal Puppa

On your second day, enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch at Hostaria Vecio Biavarol dal Puppa. Located in the Santa Croce...

Day 2 - Stop 5

Galleria dell’Accademia

The next stop after lunch is Venice's most prominent art gallery, which is filled with a wide-ranging collection of Venetian...

Day 2 - Stop 6

Ponte dell'Accademia (Accademia Bridge)

Accademia Bridge is one of the four bridges in Venice crossing over the Grand Canal. It links the San Marco...

Day 2 - Stop 7

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Most of the Venetians keep the story associated with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute close to their hearts as...

Day 2 - Stop 8

Night Out at Campo Santa Margherita

One of the best ways to spend your evening in Venice is a visit to the bustling square called Campo...

Day 2 - Stop 9

Dinner at Margaret Duchamp

After roaming the streets and exploring Campo Santa Margherita, it is time to head over for some dinner. Located in...

Day 3

Island Hopping to Murano and Burano

On the third day of your Venice itinerary, I recommend you go island hopping to the islands of Murano and...

Day 3 - Stop 1

Breakfast at Café Vecio

In the morning, take a Vaporetto to the island of Burano to start your day with a delicious breakfast. Burano...

Day 3 - Stop 2

Burano Waterfront

After breakfast, you can start exploring the island of Burano. Burano is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in...

Day 3 - Stop 3

Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum)

Burano is known throughout the world for the lace craftsmanship that is carried out here. It is so well known...

Day 3 - Stop 4

Lunch at Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero

Today I recommend you have lunch at a small family-operated trattoria located on the Burano waterfront. Several local Trattoria line...

Day 3 - Stop 5

Museo del Vetro (Museum of Glass)

After lunch, take another Vaporetto and head over to the island of Murano to experience one of the most unique...

Day 3 - Stop 6

Basilica di Santa Maria e San Donato

Undoubtedly the most beautiful church in Murano, it is the most important Duomo on the island built with Romanesque architecture....

Day 3 - Stop 7

Shopping in Murano

Murano is an excellent place if you want to do some shopping, whether it is for yourself or as souvenirs...

Day 3 - Stop 8

Dinner at Trattoria bar Serenella dal Coco

After a full day of exploring the islands of Murano and Burano, it is time for some Trattoria Dinner, followed...

Day 4

Exploring the underrated Castello Area

Castello is a sprawling neighbourhood located on the eastern end of Venice’s main island bordering San Marco. After exploring all...

Day 4 - Stop 1

Breakfast at Pasticceria Da Bonifacio

Start your last day in Venice by sipping on some delightful cappuccino and enjoying light yet delectable Italian pastries. Pasticceria...

Day 4 - Stop 2

Chiesa di San Zaccaria

After breakfast, head over to the Chiesa di San Zaccaria, a famous Gothic-Renaissance church that houses impressive artwork from the...

Day 4 - Stop 3

Arsenale di Venezia

Arsenale di Venezia, also known as the Venetian Arsenal, is a state armoury and shipyard built in the 12th century....

Day 4 - Stop 4

Basilica of San Pietro di Castello

After you finish exploring Arsenale di Venezia, keep strolling east-bound till you reach Basilica of San Pietro di Castello. This...

Day 4 - Stop 5

Castello Waterfront

One of the most serene and relaxing parts of the city where you can spend some time to unwind amongst...

Day 4 - Stop 6

Lunch at Nevodi

One of the best restaurants in Venice ‘Nevodi’ is located in the neighbourhood of Castello. If you are looking for...

Day 4 - Stop 7

Chiesa Di San Giorgio Maggiore

After lunch, head over to San Zaccaria Vaporetto stop located near Doge’s Palace and take the Line 2 to visit...

Day 4 - Stop 8

San Pantalon

For the next stop, head south and visit the Catholic church of San Pantalon. Its unassuming façade is sure to...

Day 4 - Stop 9

Sunset at the Grand Canal

On the final day of your 4 days in Venice, don't miss the vista that will be the highlight of...

Day 4 - Stop 10

Dinner at Antica Locanda Montin

Have dinner in Venice’s 'secret garden’ Antica Locanda Montin. You will find some of the best Italian food in Venice...

Conclusion

Conclusion

The best way of experiencing Venice's cultural uniqueness and artistic riches is to plan the trip ahead of time, keeping...