Weekend in Venice: What you must see

Piazza San Marco

If you are planning a weekend in Venice, you will certainly be looking for ways to make the most of your stay here. After all, two days in Venice is not a lot of time when you think of the many things to see and do in this timeless city, but don’t worry, we at the Alle Guglie Hotel have put together this mini-guide of the things you absolutely must see during your weekend in Venice, so it will be easier for you to get organised!

Weekend in Venice: start with the places of interest

On the first day

As we specified in our article dedicated to what to see in Venice in 2 days, we suggest you dedicate the first day to the most famous and well-known places in the city. We’re talking about St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the Rialto Bridge, all of which are iconic places in Venice and which you absolutely cannot miss during your stay here, especially if this is your first time in the most romantic city in the world. 

If you have a little time left in the afternoon, we recommend a visit to the Correr Museum in St Mark’s Square, one of the five museums we recommend seeing in Venice, because it tells the history of this wonderful city, which is sure to steal your heart.

In the evening, after a rich and delicious dinner at one of our favourite restaurants here in Venice in the Cannaregio district, where our hotel is located, you might consider treating yourself to an evening at the theatre, going to see a show at the Teatro la Fenice or the Teatro Goldoni (more modest and inexpensive, but always with an interesting programme). 

Day Two

The second day of your weekend in Venice can be used in different ways, depending a little on your tastes and the time you have available. Our advice is to make time for a gondola ride, preferably around sunset time when the sky colours the waters of the lagoon: a spectacle that is difficult to describe in words. 

The gondola tour lasts about an hour or so, so you have the rest of the day to discover new corners of the city, such as Punta della Dogana, a special place where ships used to dock for inspection before they could enter Venice and start unloading their goods. Here you will find one of the most beautiful and unusual churches in the whole of Venice: the Basilica della Madonna della Salute, built to thank the Madonna for driving the plague out of Venice. 

In the afternoon, you could get lost among the works of art on display at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, a place that tells the story of Venice and its artists through painting. 

Alternatively, you could think about taking a tour of the lagoon islands – Murano, Burano and Torcello – the stop of the vaporetto from which the line to Murano passes is just 1 minute’s walk from our hotel and is called, in fact, Guglie.

Weekend in Venice: why stay at the Hotel Alle Guglie

To make the most of your weekend in Venice, the location of the hotel you choose will be crucial. Our hotel is just a short distance from the train station and Piazzale Roma, a strategic point that will allow you to immediately deposit your luggage and set off to discover the city, without wasting a single minute. 

Moreover, the entrance to our elegant boutique hotel overlooks one of the city’s most famous calli, Rio Terà Leonardo, between Lista di Spagna and Strada Nuova. Finding us will be easy and will also save you a lot of time. 

If you are planning to spend a long weekend in Venice, of at least 3 nights, by booking directly on our website at least 30 days in advance, you can take advantage of the 15% discount we have reserved for you!

Last but not least, staying at the Alle Guglie Hotel means immersing yourself in a mysterious and fascinating place, with hidden corners and typical Venetian architecture, however, influenced by a refined oriental style. 

It will be a pleasure for us to have you as our guest, and to make your weekend in Venice truly unforgettable.