Two days – full program. Hotelier Alessandro Dal Corso (Romantik Hotel Villa Margherita in Mira, near Venice) provides some insider tips and reveals his favorite places.
Morning. Art and museums – there is no way to get past them in Venice. Let‘s start here: The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Gallerie d‘arte and Ca’ Pesaro are known for their collections. But the frescoes and paintings, which can often be seen for free in Venice‘s many churches, are also impressive. Tip: San Nicolò dei Mendicoli or the Basilica dei Frari (Titian‘s grave). When you get tired from all the constant marveling: take a short break in the Parco Savorgnan to relax.
Afternoon. Immerse yourself in typical Venice. The Strada Nuova, the Jewish ghetto and the University District are still largely authentic. Many small bars and trattorias invite you to have a snack in between times. Let yourself drift and mingle with the people, breathe in the scent of the city and walk through Venice in the footsteps of detective story and TV hero Commissario Brunetti. Not to be missed: Stop by for a drink in one of the traditional bacari (wine bars).
Evening. Before dinner, another visit to the glassblowers‘ island of Murano. The crossing by water bus takes 20 minutes. We haven‘t arrived too late and can still catch a glimpse of one of the many workshops where the world-famous Murano glass is hand-blown. In Venice, finding a restaurant can become a challenge. We ignore the touts and „Tourist Menu“ signs, but instead we find a relaxed atmosphere, great food and grandiose scenery at „I Figli delle Stelle“ (Giudecca).