It has been a long 3 months of unusual silence and stillness in the most beautiful city in the world. The Coronavirus crisis has brought a sudden change in lifestyle and local economics in this island which heavily relies on tourism (about 80-90% of its total income derives directly or indirectly from tourism). It is easy to understand how much of an impact this crisis had on its residents and workers, and it will not fade away quickly as global tourism is threatened for the near future.
Yet we are here to give you the good news! As the Coronavirus is quickly disappearing all over Italy, Venice has finally reopened all of its museums, shops, bars, restaurants (and even nightclubs). Italian travellers started to visit Venice in May, as national restrictions were lifted during this month. On the other hand international tourists, which make up about 85% of the total annual visitors, are still very limited.
This is why everyone should take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Venice without the mass tourism that has partially spoiled its rare beauty in the past summers for at least a decade.
So here is our list of things you MUST do if you choose wisely to visit Venice during this unique 2020 season:
1) A Boat Tour around the Venetian Lagoon. This is always something you should do in Venice regardless of the amount of tourists present in the city, but now it is even more rewarding as there are a lot less boats (aka traffic) around the island. This makes the boat ride more calm and you have the chance to fully admire nature and the historic landmarks from the water.
2) A walking tour on the main island and on the islands of Murano and Burano. Without mass-tourism this is the best time to explore Venice by foot, without getting stuck in small alleyways with big crowds that can get clogged in the summer months.
3) Relax on Lido Beach. The beautiful island of Lido (only 20 mins away from Venice) is particularly beautiful nowadays, as the few people around will make your day at the beach extremely relaxing.
Contact us on Vidal Venice Tours for organising a day trip around our Lagoon 😉 Don’t miss this chance to visit Venice as it used to be 50 years ago!