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Verona to Venice day trip or overnight

I have checked the train routes and it seems it would be just as long to go from Venice to Monterosso as Verona to Monterosso (but different routes). I was thinking about taking a day trip from Verona, but now I see it would be just as long to go from Venice. My question is : does a day trip to Venice seem to rushed? I have been once with a tour but I can’t remember if it is compact enough to do in a day . Has anyone done a day trip from Verona?

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First thing I'd suggest is check train schedules. Just in case (been there, done that) don't count on the last train at night returning to Verona. Delay, problem, cancel - all 3 got me one year trying to get to Florence. The next thing is: what do you want to see in Venice? You could probably do a few of the major sites or rather you could check them off your 'must see' list. IMHO that's not experiencing Venice. If you could stay overnight and either keep your luggage at the hotel or check it at the train station, you could give yourself about 2 days. That would allow for time, a little bit of leisure, a walk along the canals (Grand and Giudecca) and meander around some neighborhoods. I'd end my evening with a vaporetto ride around the island and then visit Piazza San Marco to enjoy the orchestras. Venice at night is a different kind of magic! I bet you leave wanting more . . . so start planning the next trip!

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If you go do you know what you want to do or see? That information could help one determine what would be rushed.
Last year in May I did one to Venice from Vicenza which is 30 minutes from Verona; on my day trip, I went to the top of the Campanile, went into St Marks Cathedral and went to the Guggenheim and ate pizza outside. Venice is pretty compact and you can use the water buses to get around. I did not feel rushed.

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I agree - Venice at night - well, it was one of those once in a lifetime experiences. I am soooo close being in Verona so i thought if I could squeeze in a day or overnight...

When I think about what I want to do in Venice, I think I just want to walk around and enjoy it. I had a great time when I was on the tour but I didn't get a chance just to take it all in.

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"...does a day trip to Venice seem to rushed?" Depends on the amount of time you have available and what you want to experience. If you just want to scratch the surface of a truly unique place then a day trip will allow you to see the high points as it is not really all that big. On the other hand, many (including me) think Venice deserves a minimum of several full days.

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On a day trip to Venice, you will be there primarily in the heart of the day, when the city is often crowded with thousands of other daytrippers and cruise passengers, especially along the path from the bus/train stations and St. Mark’s Square. Often not at all a great experience. The best times in Venice are the much quieter early morning and evening hours. Stay a night, enjoy the most popular sites during the quiet hours, and spend the heart of daytime in quieter neighborhoods and less crowded sites. This way, a memorable experience! Enjoy it!

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By all means, spend at least one night and experience Venice during the quieter times (fewer daytrippers!) early mornings and at night. We love just walking around the various neighborhoods and making our own discoveries.

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Next problem...find accommodations- which won’t be easy . Any recommendations for safe, central and under 200 US?

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accomodations? check RS books but also look at hotel Ala (Giglio vaporetto stop). Bet you can find a place! Venice is worth it!!!!

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I looked at Hotel Ala but it is way over budget.. thanks for the suggestion though.

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Do you use booking.com? I can usually find something there, usually a B&B, whatever the destination. If you look outside the touristy San Marco, you should be able to find something. We've stayed in different neighborhoods just to get broader exposure to real Venice and each place has been great and not too expensive. Just pay attention to the vaporetto routes and walking directions to the location. The first time we were there, it was a real challenge finding the hotel, especially when tired and lugging bags over bridges. THEN we got a very good map and learned to count bridges!

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I would stay the night in Venice, so you can enjoy the evening and early morning when its not so full of tourists,so much to see, do, and enjoy there. Walk about, relax, take a vaporetto or gondola ride.

Happy Travels💫✨

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hey wgroup
I would also spend the night. been there 3 times and love it. like another poster look at booking.com and place your filters (cost, air condition, private bath, stairs to climb with luggage, stored luggage space, cash euro on arrival, security deposit, area to stay, etc) look at map or another site is cross-pollinate.com You may look at a bed and breakfast. train in early, travel light if place has early storage or the train station will do. walk around, stay away from rialto and st marks square, go early evening. went to bacaro jazz club/bar, near rialto, and laughed so much. famous for "donated" bras hanging all over. haha sat at bar for a cocktail and enjoyed our adventure of walking, stopping at piazzas and people watching, continue to rialto market, stop for lunch, gelato, walk along the canals, catch a gondola ride. get to hotel to check in. relax with a glass of wine, freshen up and by then daytrippers gone. you can do a pub crawl (cicchetti) with alessandro (schezzini.it) dinner somewhere. good nite sleep and morning adventure somewhere different before you train back to Verona.
Had a friend living in Vicenza, tell me about a tortellini shop in Verona. La Bottega del Tortellino Via Carlo Ederle 17-37126 Verona (Borgo Trento) if you're interested happy travels aloha