Venice Day Trips

Venice Day Trips - Venice, Italy

People go to Venice to stay in Venice, to luxuriate in the city's distinctive spirit. The city feels like a cul-de-sac, a pathway to no other place. At no point will you feel this more acutely than when you arrive in Venice by train. As the train lumbers to its terminus at Venezia Santa Lucia, you can't help but feel that you've arrived at an isolated retreat.

It may seem odd to suggest day trips from a city that functions as a more or less enclosed space, but we've got some nonetheless: the island of Murano, known for its stained glass; Lido, the "other" Venice; and the distinctive border city of Trieste. Go to it!

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Take a train to Trieste from Venice's main station.

Glass Factory: Murano Island

Spend the morning or afternoon on nearby Murano Island, touring a glass factory and workshops, and picking up a souvenir that really "blows."

Beach Spot: The Lido

Although the Lido is still technically part of Venice, the island feels different, offering beaches, cute side streets and an annual film festival that draws the world.

Cultural Crossroads: Trieste

Nestled into the easternmost pocket of Italy, the city of Trieste is a cultural crossroads, easily accessible to Venice by train.

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