Best Day Trips From Venice (Things To Do + How To Reach)

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Lake Garda

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This charming lake town surrounded by beautiful mountains is worth visiting for incredible vistas, peaceful waterfronts, and opulent villas. It is a picturesque town with many historical sites, from ancient ruins to castles, elegant villas, graffiti, fortresses, and caves.

Things To Do – 

  • Gardaland Park 
  • Vittoriale degli Italiani
  • Scaligero Castle
  • Isola del Garda
  • Onepiò Winery 
  • Villa Calicantus 
  • Cascina Maddalena  
  • Strada Della Forra  
  • Chapel Santa Barbara 

Murano, Torcello and Burano islands

How To Reach – The ferry is the best way to cover all these three islands. Click here to book Murano, Burano, and Torcello with a glass work combo tour

  • Distance Of Murano from Venice – 3.5 Km

The best way to get from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Murano without a car is to ferry, which takes 41 min and costs €2.

  • Distance of Burano from Venice – 9.3 km

You will get a ferry or Vaporetto from Murano to Burano, and as the distance is too less, many people buy combo Vaporetto tickets for these islands.  

Click here to book Murano and Burano day trips with a lace tour

  • Distance of Torcello from Venice – 9.9 Km

Do all three on the same trip – First visit Murano, Burano, and then Torcello. From Torcello, return to Venice. 

Things To Do In Murano – 

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Murano glass

The island of Murano is globally famous for its exquisite, blown glass art. Murano is famous not only for glass making but also for cultural and historical attractions. Murano is one of the major islands in the Venice Lagoon and is a favorite day trip from Venice. Due to fewer crowds compared to Venice, Murano is picture-perfect. 

  • Duomo di Murano Santi Maria e Donato
  • Glass Museum 
  •  Grand Canal 
  • Isola di Murano 
  • The Glass Cathedral – Santa Chiara 
  • Guarnieri Glass Factory 

Things To Do In Burano

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Burano Rainbow row

Burano is a small, charming island in the Venice Lagoon and one of Italy’s prettiest towns. The unique colorful houses along the canal make the island a rainbow of colors. Not only beautiful colorful houses are significant attractions here but also the handicraft work of needle lace. 

Burano is very famous for its needlelace. However, in Burano, there is a production of favorite Venetian masks. Burano is one of the most places to visit near Venice Italy. 

  • Rainbow Road
  •  Isola di Burano – World Heritage Site
  • Tre Ponti  
  • Museo del Merletto 
  • Il Campanile Storto  
  • Chiesa di San Martino 
  • Discover Burano’s lace at Lace Museum and Ancient Lace

Things To Do In Torcello

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Historic Torcello

This little island is not very famous in Venetian itinerary, but it’s worth seeing. The Santa Maria Assunta church has stunning mosaics, and its bell tower offers excellent surrounding views. Just a few minutes away from Burano makes it a perfect day trip.

  • Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
  • Isola Torcello 
  • Ponte del Diavolo 
  • Casa Museo Andrich

Verona 

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Distance from Venice – How To Reach

  • By Road – 1 hr 20 min (120.9 km) via A4/E70
  • By Train – 1 hr 15 min 

Verona is famous as the home of Romeo and Juliet, based on Shakespeare’s fictional play. This play is based on this town. Apart from this famous Romeo and Juliet town, it has a great history, architecture, and shopping.

Things To Do – 

  • Arena di Verona 
  • Castle Vecchio
  • Piazza Delle Erbe 
  • Piazzale Castel San Pietro 
  • Piazza Brà 
  • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
  • Explore Centro Storico 
  • Ponte di Castle Vecchio
  • Arena di Verona (Roman Amphitheater) 

Padua 

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Distance from Venice – How To Reach

  • By Road – 45 min to 60 min (41.3 km) via A4/E70
  • By Train – 25 to 30 min 

Why Padua – Padua is one of the leading Italian art cities and the most popular tourist destination. The city has an extraordinary religious heritage, stunning architectural styles, and artistic influences spanning centuries. 

Padua has many piazzas, churches, and rich history. It is also home to the second oldest university in Italy, established in 1222.

Things To Do – 

  • Scrovegni Chapel 
  • Basilica of St. Anthony 
  • Prato Della Valle 
  • Padua Botanical Garden – World Heritage Site
  • Piazza dei Signori and Palazzo della Ragione 
  • Musei Civici and Eremitani Church

Prosecco Region 

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Distance from Venice – How To Reach

  • By Road – 1hr 30 minutes – 50 kilometers (30 miles)
  • By Train – 4hr 25 minutes

Why the Prosecco – Prosecco Road trip is beautiful and worth doing from Venice. Prosecco is a small city in the Veneto region; though not very famous but very scenic. This trip through winding roads, rolling hills, vineyards, and stunning vistas is worth it. 

Prosecco is Italy’s most famous sparkling wine, so you know what to do here. This region is full of stunning vineyards; a vineyard tour is worth doing here. Prosecco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its steep vineyards. Prosecco is one of the best day trips from Venice for nature and food lovers. 

Things To Do – 

  • Food, wine, and culture tour across Asolo, Conegliano, Possagno, Valdobbiadene and Vittorio Veneto
  • Piazza Unita d’Italia 
  • Portoroz Beach 
  • Canal Grande di Trieste  
  • Izola Marina 
  • Roman Theatre  

Florence 

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Distance from Venice – How To Reach

  • By Road – 2 hr 50 min (271.0 km) via A13
  • By Train – 2 hr 15 min

Why Florence – Florence, the capital city of Tuscany in Italy, is famous for Renaissance art, architecture, and sculpture. Thus Florence is known as the Cradle of Renaissance. This stunningly romantic city attracts millions of tourists every year. Florence is one of the best historical day trips from Venice. 

Things To Do – 

  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore 
  • The Uffizi 
  • Galleria dell’Accademia 
  • Piazzale Michelangelo 
  • Basilica of Santa Croce

Venice Lido

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Distance from Venice: How To Reach –  The ferry between Venice and Lido takes 14 min. There is an hourly ferry service from Venice to Lido.

You can also walk to Lido, but it takes around 1 hour. 

Why Venice Lido – Lido is a small island in the Venice lagoon. It Shelters the city and lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Lido is the beach destination of Venice and also offers a spectacular skyline of Venice. It is one of the most nearest day trips from Venice Italy.

It also hosts a famous Movie festival.

Things To Do – 

  • Lido 
  • Blue Moon 
  • Malamocco 
  • Chiesa di San Nicolo al Lido 
  • Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria 
  • Tempio Ossario 

I hope you loved reading about Venice day trips or the best day trips from Venice Italy, and will soon plan your Italy tour.

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