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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Welcome to EuroCheapo’s guide to cheap hotels in Venice. Our editors have followed every canal and alleyway, hunting down the best inexpensive accommodation options (while trying not to get lost). We inspect and photograph hotels, pensions and B&Bs, then share it all with you in our reviews.

Although most hotels in Venice tend to be very pricey, the city does offer a decent number of small one- and two-star hotels with rates that can be surprisingly affordable, especially if you visit in the off season. Many of these come equipped with tons to Venetian charm, to boot!

Find the perfect affordable hotel

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Looking to browse? Click through to see a list of our recommended cheap hotels in Venice, all of which are clean, affordable and located in the city center.

Looking for a specific neighborhood? Here's an overview of Venice's sestieri, or neighborhoods.

Our guide to Venice on a budget

Want more ways to keep your trip affordable? Check out the articles in our city guide and in our Venice blog, which is regularly updated with information on free and cheap things to do, cheap eats, and more.

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