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Top Parks and Gardens in Venice

Top Parks and Gardens in Venice

In a city built on the water and famed for its canals, green spaces can be hard to come by. But when you’re looking for a respite from the crowds of Venice’s main attractions (or the heat of an Italian summer), try these tree-filled spots tucked along the water’s edge. 

 

Public Gardens (Giardini Pubblici)

Reachable by a brisk 15-minute walk from St. Mark's Square, this is one of the largest green spaces in Venice and a great place to catch a break from the tourist throngs. You're more likely to encounter local morning joggers here—except during the Venice Biennale, when the art-world glitterati floods into the park’s temporary expo pavilions. 

 

Memorial Park (Parco delle Rimembranze)

Situated on the southern edge of Venice’s Castello district, this pretty neighborhood park and World War II memorial is best reached byvaporetto (water taxi). It's one of the few spots in the city with a children's playground, so kids can burn off some energy on multiple climbing structures while grown-ups enjoy a welcome break under a tree.

 

Papadopoli Gardens (Giardini Papadopoli)

When you need a shady place to rest on your way in or out of Venice, pop into this pint-size park near Piazzale Roma and the Santa Lucia Railway Station. In a city not known for its playgrounds or mature trees, this miniature oasis has both. 

 

St. Julian’s Park (Parco San Giuliano)

If you're truly craving room to roam in Venice, catch a ferry across the lagoon to this wild open space on the edge of the mainland’s Mestre district. Lengthy paths are popular with local runners, cyclists, families, and dog owners, while trails near the shoreline offer a great perspective on historic Venice in the distance.

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Private Arrival Transfer: Venice Train or Bus Stations to Venice Hotels

Private Arrival Transfer: Venice Train or Bus Stations to Venice Hotels

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Arriving in Venice can be a hectic experience.  Enjoy a stress-free start to your vacation with this one-way, private transfer service. You’ll be picked up by a private water taxi at the Santa Lucia Station, if arriving by train, or the Piazzale Roma bus terminal, and then taken directly to your hotel in Venice or Venice Lido. It’s a convenient, customizable way to start your Venetian visit in comfort and style!
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.58
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$220.58
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Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour

Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour

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Kayak through the historic canals of Venice on this eco-adventure tour. Following your expert kayaking guide, paddle through the canals that are known as the arteries of Venice. Learn about the history and culture of the Italian city through your guides' commentary while getting a unique aquatic perspective. Participants of all levels are welcome; no kayaking experience is necessary. Instruction and use of all equipment is included.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.37
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72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass

72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass

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With this Venice transportation pass, you can use all Alilaguna boat transfers for 72 hours from the time you exchange your voucher. Get around Venice using any of the three lines to explore the city at your own pace, including the line that connects Venice Marco Polo Airport and the Venice cruise port to the city center, Lido and Murano Island. See the Itinerary section for a list of stops.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.11
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$79.11
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Venice Lido Bike Tour

Venice Lido Bike Tour

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Discover the beaches of Venice on a 4-hour cycling tour of the Venice Lido.  Join a knowledgeable guide for a ferry ride to the Lido (own expense) with your bike in tow, hearing stories of Venetian history and taking in local sights as you travel across the lagoon. Then embark on a 9-mile (16km) leisurely ride along the waterfront, visiting such spots as the old Jewish cemetery and the Muzazzi fortifications, built to protect against flooding.  Enjoy exploring the unique culture of this part of Venice without the usual crowds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.60
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Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour

Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour

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Explore Venice's lesser-known gems on this walking tour. Led by a guide, stroll through the stalls of fresh produce at the Rialto Market, stopping at an osteria for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti (Venetian snacks). The head to the historic San Polo and Cannareggio districts, and cross over the Grand Canal on a gondola ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.98
Price varies by group size
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$83.98
Price varies by group size
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