THE TRAVEL GUIDE: VENICE
48 hours in Venice is just enough, to see the sights, wander the streets and fall in love in the romantic city. It is such a beautiful city which is always changing.
When it comes to Venice and all the tiny streets, alleyways and bridges, it is easiest to stay closest to the main train station and then explore the rest of the city by foot or boat, without your suitcases. There are plenty of places to stay in Canareggio, just look for a boutique hotel which is accessible by foot from the train station, because that is your entry point into Venice. Most other hotels are accessible by boat, but can be difficult to access with suitcases as well as being expensive.
In the most gorgeous location, all on it's own and hidden underneath apartments, Taverna Al Remer is the most incredible place to eat in Venice. It is romantic, magical and a hidden gem that you have to find. From the cocktails, to the live band, I highly recommend the restaurant.
Taverna Al Remer, Sestiere Cannaregio, 5701 (Best restaurant in Venice)
Other restaurants and eateries to mention, however by walking around and getting lost, you'll definitely find the best restaurants, just make sure to look at the price, as they all serve exactly the same dishes, just with a different price tag depending on the location.
Torrefazione Cannaregio, Cannaregio, 1337
Osteria Al Portego, Calle de la Malasia, 6014-6015
Rosa Salva, Sestiere di S.Marco, 950
Al Chioschetto, Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, 1406
Venice can be expensive as it is quite touristy, so when it comes to travelling around, the best way is by ferry, you can purchase an unlimited day pass for $30AUD, which is so worth it, when Gondola’s will set you back roughly $150AUD per hour. You must also visit, Piazza San Marco just to see the beautiful architecture and crazy crowds, and for something quieter, Peggy Guggenheim Collection House is an incredible display of artworks and design works, in Dorsoduro. With 48 hours, I'd recommend rising early and catching the ferry to Rialto before the commuters start lining up for the ferry. Spend the morning around Piazza San Marco to see the beautiful architecture and crazy crowds, and for something quieter, catch the ferry to Peggy Guggenheim Collection House is an incredible display of artworks and design works, in Dorsoduro. Head back to your hotel by ferry to change for dinner, then finish off using your ferry day pass to visit Taverna for dinner.