Everyone goes to St. Marks, the Palazzo Ducale and takes a gondola ride. What else can you do? We had four days in Venice and other than the above consider the following. For art lovers, there is much to see. Almost every church has paintings of the likes of Tintoretto. The Scuda Grande Di San Rocco is excellent with many famous paintings of religious focus. We also went to the Peggy Guggenheim museum house where mostly impressionist art and some modern art is displayed. Ride the Vaporetto (water bus) for a complete cycle. It is cheap and the best way to get a view of the whole area. Get off at Lido (separate island) and spend an hour or two wandering there. We found a nice beach area. Go to Murano and watch the master glass blowers work. Just wander through the city looking at shops etc., stop for a drink at a sidewalk cafe and watch the world go by. Try to get to know some of the people and talk to them. Our hotel owner, Bruno, was very interesting. He told us of his holiday in Africa. He said he wanted to go back soon before the American Mafia ruined the area. If you didn't do it getting there take a day trip on the train to Switzerland and back. The best scenery you will ever see. Another tip. Italy has some interesting differences in some of their eating places. At the train station if you buy a beer and stand to drink it their is one price, if you want to sit down it costs more. We saw a couple of very uptight Americans who couldn't understand paying $5 for a beer and not being able to sit and drink it. Bruno tried to explain it, but with limited success.