What to do for three days in Venice in 2022.
What can you do for three days in Venice? You might be thinking of the usual things: Piazza San Marco, Rialto, the Grand Canal. After all, Venice is always the same, right? Wrong. Venice is a dynamic city and always offers new things to discover and visit. In fact, 2022 is an exciting year and if you're not sure what to do with 3 days in Venice, you absolutely have to plan for the new museums, new exhibitions, and wonderful new places that are being reopened to the public for the first time in centuries.
Here's what you can do with three days in Venice in 2022. You are certainly free to enjoy the classic itineraries as well, but don't miss these new exciting opportunities!
Discover the Procuratie Vecchie.
The first thing to do is head over to Piazza San Marco, but this time you'll be visiting the Procuratie Vecchie. This is the ancient palace that surrounds the square and has now been reopened to the public for the first time in 500 years. Thanks to the restoration work by the "archistar" David Chipperfield on behalf of Assicurazioni Generali, the ancient offices of the Most Serene Republic of Venice now host spaces for exhibitions, auditoriums, cafes, and a permanent interactive exhibition. From the large windows you can enjoy a spectacular view of the square!
Enjoy the restored Royal Gardens.
A stone's throw from Piazza San Marco and the Procuratie Vecchie, you will find the Royal Gardens. Begun in 1806 by the Napoleonic administration to connect the San Marco basin and the Procuratie Nuove (which became the Royal Palace with Napoleon) and completed in 1815 under Austrian domination, the Royal Gardens are a wonderful little park. Reopened in 2019 thanks to a careful restoration, with 22 tall trees, 832 plants, 3150 flowers, and 68 climbing plants, as well as the restoration of the ancient greenhouse and the Austrian Cafehouse, the Royal Gardens are an authentic green jewel in the heart of Venice.
Visit a historic Biennale.
2022 is a historic year for the Biennale Arte and this exhibition is definitely one of the top things to see in Venice in 2022. With its first-ever female curator, Cecilia Alemani, this spectacular edition includes 213 artists from 58 countries, 180 first appearances, 433 works and displays, 80 new productions, and 30 side events. Among the wonderful pavilions of the Giardini and the grandiose spaces of the Arsenale, even those who are not passionate about art will discover the charm of contemporary Venice, the avant-garde in art and culture. But be careful, the Biennale Arte closes on November 29th!
We're just 10 minutes from the Biennale, we'll be waiting for you!