Venice without the crowds

Venice at dusk and at peaceVenice is beautiful, stunning, and astoundingly crowded. If you rather avoid crowding yourself with snap-happy Japanese tourists, get up at the crack of dawn and you’ll see the city on your own.


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If you’ve been wanting to see Italy’s Venice on your own terms, the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) is empty before 7 in the morning, and you can walk along the canals, view the still waters, and relax in peace. Then, once the city begins to wake up, you can grab a cappuccino at a streetside cafè and watch people go about their business while having breakfast.

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Last updated by Jack on 31 March, 2010 in Destinations.

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Comments

but who is really awake before 7!!!

Matthew Kepnes on 19 February, 2009

How true

I'm usually just waking up, if I'm at home and going to work. Yeah, probably a better tips for insomniac or party fiends, but it's certainly useful in those cases. And... sometimes I just can't sleep so I go walking around!

Jack on 19 February, 2009

I love getting up that early - in the winter, to see it turn from night to day, and in the summer, to have the best light EVER for pics. Especially in Venice.

Miss Expatria on 24 February, 2009

Venice photo

There's another Venice photo at dusk here. Not first thing in the morning, but you get good light in the evenings too, especially in autumn!

Jack on 24 February, 2009

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