VENICEMARATHON:
IT'S NOT JUST RUNNING
 
If Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world there must be a reason.
Surely more than one. For you who will run Venicemarathon there are probably 42.195 causes, as many as the meters that will separate you from the finish line. We know very well that the finish line is your first aim.
But let Venice be revealed, look it more closely, maybe with your friends or with those you love. Enjoy Venice for a few days and then your marathon will become truly an experience to remember.
We love this city and so we have collected some proposals for you.
Be inspired by what you like most: you will not be disappointed.
 
THE ITINERARIES
Venice and its historic center, the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, but also Chioggia, Murano and Burano. If you have some days to spend in the lagoon, here you will find some itineraries that could satisfy your curiosity to conclude your stay in Venice in a memorable way. 
 
The Historic Center 
Maybe it’s obvious, but it couldn’t miss a tour of the main attractions in the old city center. Of course, it’s not the only area of ​​interest, but if you've never seen it, you can’t lose it: for instance a hit-and-run in Piazza San Marco is a must. It’s the main point of the city, where Venetians meet each other and where the most important events get prepared: in this square for example takes place not only the famous Carnival, but it is also the landscape of the 40th Km of the Venicemarathon.
If you have the chance, you have to go on the top of the bell tower whence you can see the whole city.
Moreover, you will see that there are several places that deserve to be seen, so much so it will be difficult to see all of them (and this is a great motive to come back !).
If you have to make a choice, you should include in your itinerary:
Palazzo Ducale , a masterpiece of Gothic art, the iconic place of the city. Inside you will admire the major works of great artists like Tiziano, Veronese, Tiepolo and Tintoretto
Carlo Goldoni’s House, which houses a small museum and Venetian theatrical memorabilia
Clock Tower, also known as the Tower of the Moors. It is a symbol of Venice and its large astronomical clock gives rhythm to the life, the history and the continuous flow of time of the city for five hundred years
The Bridge of Sighs can’t miss in your tour: this bridge connected the court halls in  Palazzo Ducale to the new prisons. The best viewing point is the one from Ponte della Paglia .
The Ghetto, in Canareggio. It is the oldest and best preserved Jewish quarter in the world. Here you will be able to visit the synagogues and the museum, a unique architectural and urban complex of its kind .
The Basilica of San Marco, majestic and extraordinary. The Venetians have embellished it over the centuries with precious artifacts and works of art took from the most remote places
The Biennale di Venezia, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. It organizes important international art and architecture exhibitions and it is famous for its cinematic art exhibit.
Gran Teatro La Fenice. It’s not necessary being passionate music lovers to appreciate one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. It hosted artists like Rossini, Donizetti, Wagner, Verdi, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi and Luciano Pavarotti, Bernstein, Stravinskij, Karajan, Abbado, Muti. The building survived the fires in 1832 and in 2003
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the most important museum in Italy for contemporary European and American art: masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, with works by Pollock , Kandinsky , Miró, De Chirico and Dali
The tour by boat on the Grand Canal, where there are some of the most beautiful buildings of Venice
The Rialto Bridge, the oldest in Venice, was built in 1881 to cross the Grand Canal. You can reach it on foot or by boat
Art and Craft
The glass, silk and leathers processing: in Venice these are traditions still alive and deeply rooted in the culture and everyday life. Explore the city through the ancient crafts offers a particularly rich and suggestive look.
Along the Grand Canal there is Palazzo Corner which is the headquarters of Ditta Rubelli  that since 1858 has been produced fine fabrics, velvets, damasks, silks that still adorn castles and famous theaters such as La Scala in Milan and La Fenice in Venice. In Palazzo Corner you will find a rich collection of antique textile documents which comes from all over the world.
Alongthe Grand Canal there is also the headquarter of Ditta Bevilacqua, another historical firm, in Venice since 1875, which exhibits a collection of its ancient looms. Its dry goods, which are made on the original looms used in 1700, upholster the walls of the Oval Office in the White House.
In Calle dei Fuseri instead you will find the boutique of Rolando Segalin, a real footwear artist. For his handmade pieces, he uses old wooden forms. His shoes are art – works: they combine tradition and originality and for this reason they are appreciated all over the world (Tom Hanks is one of his customers).
If you are curious about glass processing, we recommend you to visit one of the ancient furnace. The major part is located in Murano: there you will see the demonstrations and exhibitions of really original works. Do not miss the Glass Museum, housed in Palazzo Giustiniani: it boasts an archaeological section with Roman remains belonging to the first and the third century A.D. and important historical pieces of Murano glass date back from 1400 to nowadays.
 
Chilling in Venice
Autumn is the perfect season for a boat trip. If you have the opportunity to be in Venice enough time, you will have to organize a tour in the lagoon to discover the environmental treasures that surely will surprise you (maybe on board the traditional " barigozzo ", the ancient boat used to navigate in the lowest sea bottoms).
The Venice lagoon is a complex system of land and water, of islands, some of them are really well-known, and islets, even abandoned like San Giacomo in Palude. Here in 1800  there was a cloistered convent where the young Venetian noblewomen were confined if their behavior was considered as transgressive, nevertheless it seems that even the forced exile couldn’t stop their desire for romantic and passionate love stories. Today is completely uninhabited .
The Lagoon is also Sant'Erasmo, Chioggia and, of course, its most famous islands: Murano with its glass artisans, Torcello (where you definitely have to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta) and Burano, maybe the most picturesque island, which is also famous for its handmade biscuits. Take the opportunity to visit the headquarters of Palmisano bakery, which is a sponsor of the Venicemarathon…surely you will not regret it!
Palmisano is famous for its cookies and today it is an excellence both in our territory and in the Italian patisserie.It maintains its origins as small workshop where the typical traditional cakes were baked. Simultaneously the firm is investing resources in research, in collaboration with specialized institutes and universities, to develop modern products to satisfy the taste of the “today and tomorrow” consumers: gluten-free dishes, no yeast and preservatives added, high-protein and low-carbohydrate and low-fat proposals which are ideal for the sporty clients, especially for the Venicemarathon runners! The attention for them it is attested by the sponsorship of the Venicemarathon during the years: a tradition’s in Palmisano’s tradition.