Ideas For Things To Do on a Venice City Break

Venice, Italy by gnuckx (Creative Commons)

Venice, Italy by gnuckx (Creative Commons)

You have narrowed it down to a Venice city break, and now you need some background on some things to see and do.  With such a huge choice, Corona Holidays have brought you just 3 ideas in the hope of making your selection easier.

Venice Jazz Club

You can find the Venice Jazz Club in the Dorsoduro district of Venice in Fondamenta del Squero.  Open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 19:00 to 02:00 [with the main show starting around 21:00] this is an ideal place to spend an evening and with an entrance fee of approximately 15 euros per person, it is not going to break the bank.  Be entertained by the VJC Quartet that is made up of the best musicians from Venice and who are joined by special guests on occasions.

La Fenice Theatre in Venice

If you want to see the oldest theatre in Venice, then La Fenice is the place to visit as it dates back to 1792.  Originally privately owned, the theatre showed plays and operas to audiences from all levels of society.   The interior of the theatre was destroyed by fire in the 1836 but miraculously, after only 1 year of refurbishment, the theatre was once again open.  Located in the San Marco district of Venice in Campo San Fantin you will find operas, classical concerts and ballets being performed throughout the year.

Rialto Bridge in Venice

No trip to Venice is complete without seeing the famous Rialto Bridge – also known as Ponte di Rialto.  The bridge joins the San Polo and San Marco districts of Venice and dates back to 1181 at which time this was the only bridge in Venice to span the Grande Canal.  However, the bridge collapsed and it wasn’t until 1255 that the bridge was replaced by a wooden structure, which was subsequently destroyed by fire in 1320 and, again collapsed in 1524. This time, the Venetian authorities sought to have a stone bridge built and invited people such as Michelangelo to design such a structure.  The final design was by Antonio da Ponte and the new bridge was completed in 1591 and still stands today.  A remarkable construction, the bridge spans 28m and has small arcades of shops on either side and is a hub of activity.

Hopefully we have just given you 1 idea which grabs your attention, but do all three and you will have spent a whole day and evening seeing, and hearing, something wonderful on your city break in Venice.