Beach / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Though Venice itself is built right on the water, swimming is not an option in the canals or lagoon. Luckily, a short ferry ride will take sunbathers to Lido, an island that forms part of the city and that offers six miles of sandy beaches on the warm Adriatic Sea. Although most of the beach is privately owned by the island ... more
Party Earth Review Located near both the University of Venice and Ca’ Foscari University, Campo Santa Margherita has earned a reputation as the primary nightlife area in Venice, and particularly caters to the area’s high-spirited student population. The square’s boisterous activity, helped along by a dozen small bars open every night until ... more
Campo Santa Margherita
Party Earth Review Produce and fish market by day and casual meeting place by night, the three squares that make up the Erbaria on the San Polo side of the Rialto Bridge create an informal meeting place for young locals and visitors alike. At the center of the city’s daytime commercial and tourist activity, the bustling Erbaria begins to ... more
Sotoportego de l'Erbaria
The city may be small, but there are still a large number of ways to enjoy the outdoors in Venice. Not surprisingly, many outdoor activities in Venice involve the water, and ambling down its stunning canals is a signature Venice outdoor event that none who visit should ignore.
Boating and regattas in Venice are very popular, and the Regatta Storica in September is an incredible Venice outdoor event with historic vessels and crews in Renaissance costumes racing down the Grand Canal. La Sensa and Vogalona in May includes a row from San Marco to Burano and back to the Grand Canal, while the rest of the year normally finds the boats resuming a mellower pace, perfect for slow romantic drifts through town.
Back on land, the three squares that make up the Erbaria on the San Polo side of the Rialto Bridge create an informal meeting place for young locals and visitors alike, while the open square of Campo Santa Margherita has earned a reputation as the primary nightlife area in the city.
Swimming in the canals is not really an option, but a short ferry ride will take sunbathers to Lido, an island that forms part of the city and that offers six miles of sandy beaches on the warm Adriatic Sea.
Of course, with its stunning architecture and beautiful streets, just walking around is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in Venice, and will no doubt make you fall in love with this city as millions have done before.