Spring in Venice is beautiful. Not that this amazing and unique island isn’t during all other seasons, it’s just that during spring the smell of the lengthier days, the variable atmospheric conditions and less humidity than usual, help revive the Venetians and the city visitors.
In this inviting climate there is so much to do during your stay in Venice: palaces, museums, and hidden areas as well as walks (not to mention the bacari bars to visit). Here are some perfect Venetian itineraries so that you can take advantage of these spring days and this authentic city.
Via Garibaldi and Giardini
It’s is the beating heart of the Venetian community and the only Via in Venice. Calmly strolling along the tranquil Via Garibaldi offers a true representation of the city today. Enjoy a coffee, an aperitif and walk in the wooded boulevard (viale) to the Giardini.
From the Prisons to San Sebastiano
Yes, that’s right even strolling along the prisons can be a beautiful experience in Venice. In fact, you can take advantage of the beautiful Rio Terà dei Pensieri (full of trees and flowers) to start your nice walk from Piazzale Roma. This will take you to the university area of Santa Marta, while passing the characteristic fondamenta of the Arzere and go behind the beautiful campi of Angelo Raffaele and finally San Sebastiano. If you want to lengthen your walk just continue on from San Basilio to the Zattere just ahead.
The whole area behind the Arsenale is authentically marvelous. You can begin your stroll from the beautiful columns of the San Francesco della Vigna Church (with its splendid cloister and convent) up until the vaporetto stop Celestia: from there starts a narrow metallic boardwalk along the walls of the old Arsenale with a view of the northern lagoon. In certain periods, it is possible to access from the boardwalk some areas of the Arsenale (see Arsenale Open and other manifestations for information).