Things to do in Venice for free!

"Things to do in Venice...Venice city is perfect for independent cruisers who cruise to Mediterrean and love to plan their days in the Mediterranean cruise ports of call on their own"

Sightseeing in Venice really can be fun! Things to do in Venice for free are easy to find as the whole city is one big museum in the open.

Ok, so what to see in Venice Italy in the one or two days we have on our Mediterranean cruise holiday - you must be wondering.

What to do in Venice Italy so we don’t have the feeling we’ve missed something?

The good thing about things to see in Venice is that you really don’t have to break the bank and pay for expensive tours to have the feeling you’ve seen and experienced sights in Venice.

And best of all... it's all very easy to do on your own.

Of course, it's never a bad idea to have a professional guide in Venice. They can teach you a load of interesting historical facts and help put things into perspective.

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However, for your first time in Venice, and if you are traveling a little bit on a budget... you can really see main tourist attractions on your own, get the feeling of satisfaction and take lots and lots and lots of attractive Venice Italy photos back home with you!

Venice city is perfect for independent cruisers who cruise to Mediterrean and love to plan their days in the Mediterranean cruise ports of call on their own.

And don’t forget, Mediterranean Cruise Ports Easy is here to help you with that :-)

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And before we give you the list of things to do in Venice for free… we just want to remind you to always keep in mind the time you have to be back on the ship, or catch the last cruise ship organized boat back to the ship from downtown Venice!

To see some of these sights (Murano island, Burano island), you need to take a shorter or longer vaporetto ride away from Venice downtown, so plan your time wisely.

If you’re lucky enough to have an overnight in Venice, it might be wiser to plan visits to the Lagoon islands on the first day as you’re not so time limited.

The last thing you would want is to take a photo of your Europe cruise ship as it sails past St. Mark’s square.


Our favorite things to do in Venice for free:

  1. Hanging out at Piazza San Marco, "the most beautiful drawing room in Europe" as Napoleon once called it.
  2. Sightseeing at St. Mark’s Basilica from the inside (Yes! It’s free!).
  3. Looking down the Venice Grand Canal from one of the bridges.
  4. Taking a photo of the famous Bridge of Sighs.
  5. Walking over the Rialto Bridge.
  6. Walking into the lobby of the best hotel in Venice, Hotel Danieli Venice.
  7. Checking out the inside of Caffe Florian Venice.
  8. Walking around Murano island.
  9. Sightseeing Venice Basilica Santa Maria Dell’ Salute church.
  10. Walking the Jewish Ghetto.
  11. Visiting Burano island.
  12. Taking a walk around the famous Venetian cemetery on San Michele island.
  13. Visiting a Carneval mask work-shop

Enjoy your things to do in Venice for free and let us know how it works out for you!


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