If you have 3 days in Venice, we suggest this route: – On the first day visit Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace at opening time (9 am) to avoid the throngs of tourists. (Time approx: 3 hours) Then go through the Mercerie street up to the Rialto Bridge to admire a breathtaking view, then enjoy the colorful market of fruit and fish (Duration approx 1 hour) Lunch in one of the many family-run trattorias near by the Market (Duration approx: up to you) In the afternoon, always in the San Polo quartier you will find a lot of small shops handmade papier-mâché masks, leather goods, souvenirs etc where you can satisfy your wife. (Duration approx: up to your wife) At sunset, take “vaporetto” (water-bus) line 1 from San Marco stop along the Grand Canal to the railway station (Santa Lucia) to admire the magnificent venetian palaces that overlook the water and return with an another line 1. (Duration approx: 1 hour and half) – On the second day start on 9 am for Murano island, to see the blowing art glass in one of the furnaces and then the Glass Museum of Murano. (Duration approx: 1 hour and half) Then continue to the islands of Burano and Torcello where you can see the first settlements Venetians, the lace museum and eat the best fish of the lagoon (approx Duration: 3 hours and half) Enjoy an aperitif sitting in one of the historic cafes of Piazza San Marco listening the small live orchestra. – On the third day visiting the Basilica della Salute taking the”vaporetto” (water-bus) from St. Mark’s Square and enjoy the Punta della Dogana, great location to take amazing photos. (Duration approx: 2 hours) Continue on your way until you reach the sunny Zattere, here you can sit and enjoy the view of the Giudecca canal (Duration approx: 1 hour) Close by you will find the Squero of San Trovaso where you can see the ancient tradition of gondola’s brewing (Duration approx: 1 hour) Have lunch in one of the restaurants in the neighborhood and continue to visit the Ca ‘Rezzonico museum, far about 10 minutes walking. (Duration approx: 1 hour and half) Nearby you’ll find the Frari Church and close the rich Scuola di San Rocco with its beautiful Tintoretto’s paintings. (Duration approx 2 hours) In the late afternoon relax with a short walk to Piazza San Marco and of course a romantic gondola ride with the golden light of sunset.