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Start your day with a delicious breakfast and set off to discover the San Marco sestiere. It is a must-see for every visitor to Venice and among the most important of all Venice itineraries .

St. Mark's Square: The Centerpiece

St Mark's Square is the beating heart of San Marco. Admire the stunning Basilica, with its golden mosaics and towering Campanile. Don't miss the Doge's Palace, the former official home of Venice's rulers. These three attractions can take at least a week to visit, as they have so much to offer. Although you could spend a half-day exploring these iconic landmarks,.

Relax and Capture Memories

After exploring the square, indulge in a coffee at one of the historic cafés, like Quadri or Florian. Take a moment to capture the perfect souvenir photo with St. Mark's Column and the lagoon as your backdrop. Escape the hustle and bustle at the Giardini Reali, the green oasis of San Marco. Stroll through the gardens, admiring the lush greenery and flowers.

Discover Hidden Gems

Head to the Church of San Moise, a stunning example of Venetian Baroque architecture. Cross the Bridge of Columns to Palazzo Contarini Bovolo and marvel at its unique spiral staircase.

Enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area, such as Trattoria Al Gambero or Osteria Antico Giardinetto. You can also find a place to have lunch by selecting the restaurant icon on our Venice map. You'll find some good options within a few metres.

Afternoon Delights

Once you have finished your lunch, head back towards Piazza San Marco. Head to the Torre dell'Orologio, a Renaissance clock tower with an E-flat bell built in 1499. Walk to the Ponte di Paglia, where you can admire and photograph the iconic Bridge of Sighs.

Evening Magic

At the end of the tour, we recommend an aperitif at Terrazza Danieli or Harry's Bar. But don't limit yourself to these choices, Venice in Italy has a lot to offer. Once you have enjoyed your aperitif, take the Vaporetto and enjoy a pleasant evening cruise on the Gran Canale. For just a few euros, you can take the vaporetto and enjoy the views of the Grand Canal at night. From San Marco Zaccaria B, F or E take line 2 (red line) and get off at Rialto with the help of our Venice map.

Final Moments

Take a final photo of the illuminated Rialto Bridge before returning to your hotel. If you're a history buff, consider visiting the Correr Museum for an in-depth look at Venetian history and culture.

Tips

  • Purchase a Venice City Pass for discounted admission to attractions and unlimited public transportation.
  • Book your gondola ride in advance to avoid long queues.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Allow plenty of time to explore each attraction, as there is much to see and experience.