Venice, Italy is an amazing city filled with amazing historic architecture, fun events, and beautiful waterways. Below are 8 of the best outdoor adventures in Venice you should try during your trip.
Just a short boat ride from Venice are the islands of Murano and Burano. Consider taking a small group tour with City Wonders and experience the historical practices of glassblowing in Murano and lacemaking in Burano. The tour comes with live demonstrations on both islands, and plenty of shopping time. You’ll also learn about the history of both islands and be shown some hidden gems and the best places to eat.
The Dolomites are one of the most beautiful and dramatic mountain ranges in Europe. They are easily accessible by bus, with various day tours running from Venice. Your day tour will include stops at some of the most famous towns and lakes throughout your drive. Venice Events offers a private full-day tour stopping at Pieve de Cadore, Santa Croce, Auronzo, and Misurina.
As Italy’s most beloved bubbly drink, Prosecco is a must while in Venice. In fact, it is produced just north of Venice, thus, you should take the time to experience the vineyards for yourself. Many of the tours offered by Italy Tours and More allow you to enjoy a scenic drive through rolling vineyards and medieval villages, ending with vineyard tours and a wine tasting.
Explore the famous lagoons of Venice, Italy by kayak and experience hidden islands otherwise inaccessible. These tours will take you away from the hustle of the city, to admire deserted islands and view wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the history of this amazing city through its waterways from expert guides, and enjoy a workout while you do it.
There are hundreds of hidden, lush gardens throughout the city of Venice. However, most are located in various palaces and monasteries. Take a private walking tour to gain access to some of the most amazing gardens in the city. From private cloisters to aristocratic courtyards this is one of the best ways to see the city.
Take a candlelit dinner cruise through the Venetian Lagoon and feel the magic of the city as night falls. This tour takes place on board an old-fashioned Galleon and takes you on a journey around Venice. Enjoy views of Vignole, Mazzorbo, and Murano Islands, then circumnavigate Burano and take in the Leaning Bell Tower.
Venetians have used gondolas to transit the city of Venice for years. Enjoy the experience of viewing the various landmarks of the city from the canals as you float along. Consider taking several different gondola tours throughout your stay as each gondolier will have different local lore and legends to share.
While many of the main attractions in Venice, Italy involve historic building tours and eating your way through the city, the outdoor adventures above offer an amazing glimpse into the lifestyle of many Venetians. Enhance your next trip to Venice, Italy by enjoying some of the experiences above and seeing the hidden gems of the city, and surrounding areas.