Venice, like any other country, presents numerous activities that you can do. So many that you won’t be able to do everything in your stay. Who wouldn’t want to see the whole of Venice? “The Floating City” offers so much to do, see and eat. But what should you do first? Where should you go? What should you buy?
We’re here to provide you with, in our opinion, the answers to “What to do in Venice?”
Float Along Venice’s Grand Canal
Well, Venice is also known as the “City of Canals”, so why not float along with it? Sure touring on foot is great and you can always go and buy souvenirs if you come across one that peaks your interest. But you can always tour on foot at any other city; there aren’t that many cities where you can tour via canal.
Okay you have two options, either take the vaporetti (water buses) or private water taxis. You, along with your companions, can sit back, take pictures and enjoy the magnificent view. Whether you come across buildings with significant histories or not, you’ll enjoy it anyway.
Dine Like a Venetian
Since you’re in Venice, take the time to try their authentic and traditional dishes. We suggest that go to the following and try their dishes:
- Oca in onto (goose in its very own fat) – Antica Adelaide
- Lagoon fish in saor – Antica Adelaide
- Polpette (meatballs) – Ca d’Oro
- Raw seafood – Vini da Gigio
If you’re feeling like a risk-taker for the moment, visit the market stalls of Rialto and Chiogga. These markets are the sources of the freshest ingredients of most of the local kitchens. In these markets you’ll also see sea foods that will make your eyes bulge. Some examples are the:
- Granseola (spider crab)
- Garusoli (sea snails)
- Canoce (mantis shrimps)
Have a Gelato
Who would say no to gelato? Especially gelato in Venice, we suggest two gelato places to go to:
- Boutique del Gelato – many consider this as the best gelato place. It’s only a small outlet though, located at salizzada San Lion. But keep in mind that there will always be a huge line of people waiting to get their gelato too; at least you know that it’s that good.
- Alaska Gelateria-Sorbetteria – owned by a dedicated Carlo Pistachi, he always experiments with new flavors using the freshest ingredients. We suggest that you try classic flavors like hazelnut. But if you’re feeling adventurous then try fennel, ginger, or artichoke flavors.