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One day rush itinerary in Venice Italy

Who lives here would never think of hearing such questions, but inquiries are getting more and more:

"I will be staying in Venice for ONE DAY and it will be my first time there.
Where should I go and what should I do?"

Just one day, too bad. Let's try to help you anyway.
St.Mark's square is a "must". So, let's suppose you get to Venice quite early in the morning. If you arrive by flight, get the motor taxi or "Alilaguna" boat (cheaper) from the airport to St.Mark's.
First of all: have a map ready with you. Walk in the square, visit the Church (if there's a long queue in front of you, calculate your available time and the line speed) and Palazzo Ducale (you'll also walk inside the Bridge of Sighs!).
Go back to the square, and take your time to walk around, towards the sea, towards Rialto bridge or the Academy Galleries, if you are fond of art.
If you have just a few hours left, or if you'd rather visit the city (expecially if it is your first time here), forget about museums: go to Rialto by foot, take the boat towards the "Ferrovia" stop via the Grand Canal, and enjoy the beauty of the city on the waters. Take pictures. Get off wherever you like along the way, if you want, and walk, or go straight to Ferrovia by boat. (The boat takes about 45-60 minutes from St.Mark's to Ferrovia stop. If you still have time: at Ferrovia stop, cross the bridge (Ponte degli Scalzi) and go towards Chiesa dei Frari, and maybe Campo Santa Margherita: this is a very quiet and typically Venetian area. Don't wait until the last minute and leave Venice with a reasonable advance on departure time. To go back to the airport, take a bus from Piazzale Roma (it should be #15; better to inquire about schedules in advance); if you have to reach the train station, it is not far (Ferrovia).

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