Venice Journals

A Long Weekend in Venice

An October 2004 trip to Venice by traveller22

Quote: A weekend trip to Venice from Florence.

Guggenheim Museum

Attraction

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This museum is a must see for art lovers. Although it can be seen in under 2 hours (it's fairly small), it's a nice activity. A nice gift shop is just outside the museum with great souvenirs.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 24, 2006

Guggenheim Museum
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Venice, Italy 30123
+39 (041) 2405.411

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

Attraction | "Piazza San Marco"

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A wonderful place to people watch (and Pigeon watch), it can get crowded in the summer afternoons, I recommend trying to see it in the morning. It stands in front of the San Marco's cathedral, looking up at the famous horses on top of San Marcos (the real ones are inside, these are reproductions). Watch out for pigeons they can swarm you, although children love to chase after them.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2006

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy 30124

Gallerie dell Accademia

Attraction | "Gallerie dell' Accademia"

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This museum was good, I was there when the Dali exhibit was there, and it is another one art lovers may enjoy. It is right in front of the Accademia Bridge, with a wonderful view, honestly my favorite thing about this place was the surrounding apartments.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 24, 2006

Gallerie dell Accademia
Campo della Carita
Venice, Italy 30130
+39 (041) 5222247

The Rialto Market

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This is the famous bridge/shopping area of Venice. I recommend it, although only for the die hard shoppers, and not on a weekend afternoon in the summer. It can get stressful and crowded. It's a wonderful place for trinkets and souvenirs. I bought a beautiful mask, and some food for the train ride. To find the bargains, continue into the side streets and off the bridge. The bridge serves as a major tourist trap for shoppers.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 24, 2006

The Rialto Market
Campo San Giacomo, Campo della Pescheria
Venice, Italy

Nightife

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What Nightlife? Visitors to Venice joke that this is not a place to go and party hardy. Go with a partner, or small group of friends, and linger over dinner or a glass of wine, but don't expect to be partying till the wee hours. There are virtually no bars or clubs, embrace the romance.