VENICE is full of exciting things to do whether you are staying for a

few days of a several months


Museums

Correr Museum - Immense collection of historic art in San Marco.

Fondazione Prada - Mono-thematic exhibtions

La Accademia - one of the most important museums in Venice.

Museo Fortuny - The building retains the rooms and structures created by Fortuny, together with tapestries and modern art pieces.

Natural History Museum 

Palazzo Grassi - Contemporary art museum.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century.

Punta della Dogana - Contemporary art museum.


Water activities

Kayaking - hire a kayak for the day and explore Venice.

Rowing Lessons - An instructor explains the basic stroke, then accompanies students to the lagoon and smaller canals to practice. Two hour lessons from €65 per person or €40 each for two.


Chruches

Churches - A site with some of the most important churches in Venice.


Tours

Macaco Kids Tour - Through thematic itineraries, they will discover the hidden and mysterious Venice, totally unknown to the crowds of tourists but rich of inspiration and charm. 

Secret Garden Tour - Explore some of the hidden gardens of the city and learn the history that brought the locals to build gardens in such a difficult environment. Two hours from €23.70.

Sightseeing tour - take a tour of the Grand Canal and Venice on a vaporetto (water boat)


Concerts

La Fenice - Venetian Opera House

Musica Palazzo - The opera is a travelling show and each act is set in a different hall of one of the most fascinating Venetian palaces: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.

 


Shopping

Attombri - Modern jewellery made with Venetian glass.

Bevil Acqua - Amazing Venetian fabric and cushions

Orsoni Mosaici - This family company has produced tesserae; colored glass mosaic tiles since 1888, and its foundry in the Ghetto is a place out of time. Appointment only tours are €13 but the fee is waived for those who buy the mosaic jewellery, artworks and other objects. 

Vittorio Costantini -Exquisite glass figurines.


Other

Drink like a Venetian -  Locals take you out for a sample of the best bars and chicchetti (Venetians tapas)