From the most intimate to the most famous parts of Venice: exploring the city through its canals
30 Aug 2021
Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, for the unique features of its urban development and for its artistic heritage, as well as for its characteristic boats: the gondolas. It’s impossible to come to Venice and not allow yourself a tour along its canals to explore the city from a special point of view. So here are some of the most enchanting gondola trips for a romantic experience.
Santa Lucia Tour: a silent itinerary to see Venice’s most intimate districts
The Santa Lucia Tour travels along some of the silent, mysterious Venetian canals, offering a chance to get away from the usual tourist routes. Passing through the most isolated areas you’ll get the opportunity to discover a more private Venice, immersed in silence and illuminated by the reflections of the water.
Piazzale Roma Tour: exploring the most beautiful Venetian buildings
The first part of this tour leads through some beautiful, hidden and silent canals, that flow close to the centre of the city. But on the second part, you’ll find yourself surrounded by all the vitality of the main canal in Venice, the Canal Grande, overlooked by the most prestigious Venetian palazzi which you will fall in love with at first sight.
Santa Lucia and Murano Tour: discovering the art of glassmaking
The Santa Lucia and Murano tour is perfect if you want to explore some of the gems around Venice. After having crossed the city canals in a gondola you’ll have the opportunity to take a motor-boat to the island of Murano, where the world famous glass creations are produced.
Tour of the Scalzi: perfect if you are arriving in Venice by train
With this tour you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Venice as soon as you step off the train. As you come out of the station, you’ll find a gondola already waiting for you, ready to accompany you into the centre of Venice. Starting from Santa Lucia station, you’ll cross the innermost canals of the city and then come back into the Canal Grande and on up to Sant’Angelo. From here it will only take a few minutes to walk to Piazza San Marco.
Where to stay in Venice
For your romantic Venetian holiday, every detail counts. That’s why Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze is the perfect place to spend a holiday or a weekend break together with your better half. The hotel is right in the heart of the historic quarter of Cannaregio and is housed inside a fine building that has been restored to its ancient splendour. But there are other possibilities too: you could opt for the Residenza Venezia | UNA Esperienze, situated between Santa Lucia station and Ponte di Rialto. Or you could choose the UNAWAY Ecohotel Villa Costanza Venezia located in a peaceful area near the centre of Mestre.