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Top things to see on your High School trip to Venice, Italy

September 21, 2021 Peter Jones 5 Comments
A post on the top 5 things to see on a high school trip to venice italy

Not many things in the world can beat the buzz of the water taxi from Marco Polo to the center of town. We had arranged to stay in an apartment near the Ponte dei Greci. It is a delightful neighborhood set 10 minutes back from St. Mark’s Square and a ten-minute cut through to the Rialto.

And so, we ended up in a fabulous palazzo built around 1550 by the Cubli family. It’s run by Roberta, a charming woman who in between managing the Palazzo is also a local Venetian guide.  Venice is certainly a great city to get lost in. If you’ve only got a short while, Roberta is the one to get you to all the right spots.

I adore Venice in the winter. The weather is cool but comfortable in addition to less travelers. For instance, we took the Vaporetto for a boat tour.  It can get expensive, so you can also skip it and tour on foot—it’s truly great fun to walk, get lost and discover hidden gems around every corner if your student trip to Italy takes you here. Whether or not you take my advice and get lost, these are some of the top things to see on your high school trip to Venice, Italy.

1. Rialto Fish Market.

The Pescheria is THE place to get fish since the 1000s. Most importantly, even if you’re not in the market for fish, you should head to the Rialto Fish Market for the people watching. 

man looking on at the rialto fish market

2. The historical neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto.

Notably, 2016 marked the 500th Anniversary of the Jewish ghetto. The historical area is undergoing revitalization in a $12 Million dollar project.

Entrance to the Jewish Ghetto

3. The Marco Polo Airport Water Bus

he Marco Polo Airport Water Bus
Great way to get from the airport to Venice

The Marco Polo Airport Water bus (vaporetto) €15 gets you from the terminals to Venice. Keep in mind: You need at least two people for this airport transport! If you travel solo, above all, it’s the perfect excuse to make friends on the plane!

4. Santa Maria della Salute

Completed in 1687 – you can just call it the “Salute” or health. It is built after the plague took out a third of Venice’s population.

5. Wine

Venice does wine well; and so if you’re of legal age to imbibe, spending your entire trip with a wine glass permanently attached to your lips is an idea worth considering. ‘That’s Venice’ provides a good guide to Bacari, which are the favorite wine bars of Venice locals. As ‘That’s Venice’ describes:

“Venetian, in fact, rather like those small bars where you’re often just standing, with a single entrance light and developed in depth, smelling of wine and no-frills: these are their favorite venues, and they are called Bacari!”

To sum it up, Venice is one of the most unique cities on the planet. It is exceptional and merits exploration. This top things to see on your high school trip to Venice, Italy is only to get you started. Go on and explore and create your own unique list as well.

Peter Jones In 1978, Peter Jones founded ACIS with a few colleagues, who all believed that travel changes lives. Knowing the important difference between a trip that’s mediocre and one that’s extraordinary, he built ACIS from a deep belief and understanding that ACIS group leaders and participants deserve the best—from itinerary development to hotels to perhaps most importantly, the people hired to guide teachers and students throughout the journey.

“In 1978, Peter Jones founded ACIS with a few colleagues, who all believed that travel changes lives. Knowing the important difference between a trip that’s mediocre and one that’s extraordinary, he built ACIS from a deep belief and understanding that ACIS group leaders and participants deserve the best—from itinerary development to hotels to perhaps most importantly, the people hired to guide teachers and students throughout the journey.”

5 thoughts on “Top things to see on your High School trip to Venice, Italy

  1. Last year i had voyage to Venice and it was the most inspiring place in a world. Usually I write my travel diary myself, but this time I had no time for writing. So i hired Premier Essay writer to help me write the report about my trip. That was one of the best articles in my blog.

  2. I am an explorer and I am planning my next tour to Venice, beautiful city and shore excursion. I will definitely keep all the places in mind and will visit all of them, when I will be here. Thanks for the information.

  3. After visiting Venice, check out this great tour group that just does small families or groups and takes them through the area north of Venice as if you really were are local. Amazing tour!!

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