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5 days in Venice and surroundings

Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 days in Venice and surroundings

Hello,

I'll be traveling to Venice during the first week of March. Is 5 days too much in Venice? Should we take a day or two and visit somewhere around?

I plan another trip to Florence and Rome next year, so someplace other than that :)

Our flight lands and leaves in Venice, so it should be somewhere close so that we could get back in time.

Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

You can see quite a bit of Venice in three or four days, so my advice would be to spend one of your five days visiting nearby Verona or Vicenza. Both cities are about an hour away by train.

Verona is architecturally beautiful and very easy to get around on foot; in fact, you can walk to the heart of Verona from the train station in about twenty-minutes.

Although it’s not a tourist hotspot, Vicenza is noted for its classical style, with many buildings designed by Andrea Palladio, including the Teatro Olimpico, the first indoor theatre built since the fall of the Roman Empire.

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2. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

Many people on this forum could persuade you that 5 weeks or even 5 months would not be enough to see all that Venice has to offer. To see evidence for this, visit Yvonne's blog (Hello World).

However, some people seem to miss the traffic and pollution after a couple of days in Venice, so Verona and Vicenza are good places to go. Also Treviso and Padova (Padua).

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3. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

I think 5 days in Venice is just about right, plenty to see, we go to Venice regularly and stay Five days, find it ideal,

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4. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

The much-praised recent trip report by VIVALASVEGAS, complete with stunning photographs and an exceptionally witty narrative, should give you a better idea about the merits of visiting both Venice and Verona.

http://bit.ly/ynhuqD

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5. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

I think when you start doing your research on what there is to see in Venice, you'll wonder how you'll even fit everything you want to see in 5 days! Of course, that depends on what your interests are.

On my first trip to Venice I went with friends and we were there 5 full days and spent 1 day in Murano (a compromise on my part) I later wished I had just done my own thing and not gone to Murano on my first visit (my friends were more into shopping than I was). On my 2nd visit to Venice for 10 days, I went back to Murano to visit the Santa Maria e San Donato church and also went to Burano and Torcello. I went back for a 3rd visit with a different friend and I still have many things on my list to see.

You can always take a day trip out of Venice if you get bored or Venice isn't your cup of tea but I would just play it by ear and have a day trip in mind (I enjoyed both Verona and Padua).

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6. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

Take a visit out to Murano, Burano and Torcello on the vaporetto water bus. Also take the Vaporetto all along the Grand Canal to see other parts of Venice.

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7. Re: 5 days in Venice and surroundings

Thank you very much for all your replies!

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