Activities for a Rainy Day in Venice

THE 10 BEST Venice Rainy-Day Activities

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Venice

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  • Rob
    Easton, MD32 contributions
    We had a guided tour of St Marks and Doge’s Palace. Our guide Stefano was full of knowledge and wit. We learned so much, saw wonderful paintings, and got to walk the Bridge of Sigh’s! Memorable for sure!!!
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • AeOVA
    Philomont, VA151 contributions
    Iconic and moving. So much art poured into its interior!
    We stood in line for entrance tickets (only E1.50 as I recall) and the line was pretty fast.
    Don’t try to sit or snack or picnic in front of the Basilica. Monitors will admonish you at best and fine you at worst.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • trip294458
    Bucharest, Romania91 contributions
    I was impressed with this Basilica which is very big amd very beautiful. You should definitely visit it!
    Written August 25, 2023
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  • divakern
    Rock Hill, SC673 contributions
    We downloaded the app for the self-guided tour. The signs were clear and descriptions very good. It was a great experience to see the inside of this historic opera house.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • kleic
    San Antonio, TX1,009 contributions
    This is an incredible place that's not as out of the way as you might think but somehow isn't on the itinerary of a lot of people visiting Venice (I'd been three times and never been before). If you're even remotely interested in the history of Venice itself, this is a must. And keep climbing: there are treasures galore on all three floors. The highlight for us was a wonderful guard named Angelo who clearly loves the place and showed us all sorts of secrets of the remarkable second floor (a doorbell! a peephole!) and told us wonderful stories about Tintoretto and the creation of all that art. If you're going for a visit, spend a little time meandering around the neighborhood as its charming and filled with lovely shops.
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • CMC
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom672 contributions
    Came here on a Thursday morning as had some time to spend before our flight. Some interesting works, not a big museum, bought timed tickets in advance but they let us in 30 mins earlier than time booked. There is a Cafe which is pleasant, with indoor and outdoor seats, had a summer salad that was very good. Definitely worth a 90 minute visit.
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • Wikumj
    Bromley, UK275 contributions
    I recommend going to the Ponte del Academia bridge to enjoy fantastic views of this church over the canal, ahead of going to the church itself. The church itself is fine on the inside, and is free so worth stopping by if you are in the area, it just doesn't stand out compared to the other churches in the city.
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • Jill T
    1 contribution
    We had never been to an opera and I figured if we were gonna go, it was going to be in Italy. Musica a Palazzo was wonderful about emailing with us to set up the reservation and letting us know what we needed to be prepared ahead of time. The opera was a highlight of our trip abroad! The talent was wonderful and the interaction with the audience fun and engaging. We had a great time and the facility was beautiful! Highly recommend spending an evening in Venice taking advantage of this.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • CMC
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom672 contributions
    Came here on a Wednesday, some nice products here, bought some biscuits and chocolates etc, probably a bit overpriced compared to same products online. Alajmo cafe / restaurant on ground floor is worth a look.
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • AllegraHampshire
    Hampshire62 contributions
    A little treasure trove. I loved my visit to Libreria Aqua Alta. I love books, and I love history - it's perfect. Yes, it's chaotic, but if you expect it to be you won't be surprised. Piles of books everywhere - fabulous!
    Written August 29, 2023
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  • Ace6of6Clubs
    Calgary, Canada124 contributions
    This is an absolute must-see when in Venice, right up there with St. Mark's. Absolutely beautiful 18th century palace, and there's an ACTV stop right next to it, so it's easy to cross the canal to visit. Lots of great English info in the many rooms. Would recommend over Ca d'Oro, Fenice, and possibly even the Doge's Palace.
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • Anthony K
    Warwick, UK440 contributions
    Good place to go on a rainy day. Fantastic collection of paintings, well lit (unlike many galleries we’ve visited). Inexpensive. Admittance may be a few at a time when busy so be prepared to wait outside for a bit. Disappointed that a number of rooms were undergoing refurbishment and therefore the number of paintings on display was significantly reduced; also some lent to other exhibitions. However entry price was not reduced!
    Written June 25, 2023
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  • GAR
    191 contributions
    Surprised at how quiet this place was - I even had the chapel entirely to myself for at least ten minutes. It is very beautiful and the entrance fee is reasonable
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • Robert F
    Topsail1 contribution
    I had a great experience I did not buy cameo but I did buy a 18K gold chain and charm the service was great and the knowledge he had made me feel very comfortable to do business with. I did a lot of research for a gold chain , Even though he does not advertise in gold his specialty is cameo he still had chains for me to buy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for any piece of jewlery.
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • Wikumj
    Bromley, UK275 contributions
    We only went to this as it as you get free tickets included with the Doge's palace entrance. Not an essential visit but worth going if you are spending more than a couple of days in Venice. While not as informative as the Doge palace exhibit, it still contains a range of interesting artefacts from different periods. Rather than one museum it is a few different museums (including the archeological museum and library) and so a benefit of this is the variety of artefacts from different time periods on display, there is very good variety. Also conveniently there is one route running through all the collections which makes it very easy to just walk through it. Can be done pretty quickly if you are short on time, anywhere from 30 mins to an hour. Good way to escape the heat during the day as well and enjoy views over the square. The cafe at the entrance in particular has fantastic window views over San Marco square.
    Written September 6, 2023
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