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Best Day Trips From Venice, Italy

In this post we will be sharing a list of our favorite day trips from Venice, Italy.

When visiting Venice, Italy you can use it as a hub to visit many of the other beautiful destinations in the area. We recommend to stay several extra days in Venice to visit the islands around Venice and other nearby cities.

Each spot is close enough to visit just for the day so you do not need to worry about carrying around all your luggage. You can easily get to each destinations by boat, bus or train.

Best day trips from Venice:

Murano

murano

Murano is known for its hand made glass. Murano has so much to offer we recommend spending a full day, just make sure to get there early as most of the glass factories close in the early afternoon. We also encourage you to explore the island by getting lost in its back streets full of color and art.

Simply hop on one of the several Vaporetto (boat bus) lines to Murano from Venice.

Top places to visit in Murano:

1. The Glass factory: It is the first place you must visit, where you can see the glass making demonstration.

2. The Glass Museum: Showcases Venetian glass techniques over centuries and displays different type of glass work. The price for the museum is 10 euros.

3. The Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus

4. The abstract blue glass sculpture: It is located in the middle of the Campo Santo Stefano and is one of the most visited spots in the island.

Find all: Hotels in Murano

Burano

Burano

Burano is known for its lace making and is only a 40 minute boat ride from Venice. It is definitely worth visiting Burano because of its picture perfect colorful houses. We recommend to spend at least five hours to take pictures, enjoying your time there and wander through the small island.

If you do not have enough time you can see all of Burano in just one hour. It is a small island but it is so cute that you should not rush through. We recommend to walk around, get a cup of wine and enjoy the Italian lifestyle.

Find all: Hotels in Burano

Verona

verona

Verona is about an hour train ride from Venice. It is the city of love, home of Romeo and Juliet. When we arrived to Verona we were speechless. It is such a small but charming town. Our top five recommendations are the Arena di Verona, Casa di Giulietta, the castelvecchio, the Roman theater and its gorgeous view of the city. One day is enough to visit, but you can also turn it into an overnight getaway.

Find all: Hotels in Verona

Florence

Florence

Florence is just a two hour train ride from Venice and makes for a perfect day trip if you do not have enough time to plan a separate trip. Relive the Renaissance by exploring the endless masterpieces of art and architecture. Make sure not to miss The Duomo or Michelangelo’s “David.”

Find all: Hotels in Florence

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Trees Rotteveel

Friday 24th of February 2017

Beautiful photos!

Travel To Blank

Sunday 5th of March 2017

Thank you!

Kirsty

Sunday 8th of January 2017

Great suggestions! May I also suggest Bologna for a day trip? It's the food capital of Italy and only about an hour by train from Venice.

Travel To Blank

Monday 9th of January 2017

Thank you for the suggestion! We will add it to the list.

Christine K

Friday 6th of January 2017

Great post and inspiration for some excursions from Venice. I have been to Venice several times and did a train ride up to Stresa once, it was lovely. Need to make it to Florence and Verona for sure. Nice post.

Prianka

Friday 6th of January 2017

I visited Venice almost 15 years ago and until right now, I always remembered the colourful houses of Burano and the glass making of Murano being the same place! In fact, I've heard my mother speak many times of her Burano necklace ^^ Funny how memory works!

Travel To Blank

Friday 6th of January 2017

That is so funny! Every local we talked to in Venice made sure we clarified which of the two we were asking about.

christine

Friday 6th of January 2017

Great places to visit! The Burano and Murano islands are just gorgeous and a must see when you are in Venice. I never went to Verona but it looks like an incredible destination. Visited Florence one day this summer and I can't wait to spend more time there.