The Easter holidays end on Easter Monday. After spending Easter Sunday with your family, why not spending Easter Monday with your friends in Venice? Or for those who want to take advantage of the Easter holidays to spend a weekend away, why not choosing this beautiful city as their destination?

This year Easter Monday will be 18 April, so take advantage of the mild spring weather and of these holidays to visit Venice. We have for you interesting alternative ideas on how to spend this day here in Veneto. Let's discover them together!

Visiting the several museums of the Serenissima

For art lovers the choice will be vast. This grandiose city rich in history is equally rich in art and wonderful museums. You can spend your day among the historic palaces and paintings of the great Venetian artists, such as Tintoretto, Canaletto and Titian. At the Gallerie dell'Accademia you can admire the best collection of Venetian and Veneto art from the 14th to the 18th century. On the other hand, for those who love contemporary art, in particular surrealism, a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a must, which is currently hosting the exhibition "Surrealism and Magic. The enchanted modernity" regarding the surrealists' interest in magic, esotericism, mythology and the occult.

Another interesting museum to visit is Palazzo Fortuny, recently reopened to the public as a permanent museum. The palace belonged to the Spanish artist and fashion designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, who established his home and workshop here. This house-museum is one of the most striking museums in the city, thanks to its particular décor characterised by plant motifs, paintings and clothes, eclectic objects and oriental references.

As a final suggestion, we recommend a visit to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. You could say that this majestic building is to Venice what the Sistine Chapel is to Rome. Tintoretto frescoed its walls and roofs, taking more than 20 years (from 1564 to 1588) to complete this extraordinary work. 

Taking a tour of the lagoon islands

The Venetian lagoon is made up of over 60 islands; the most famous of them are Giudecca, Lido, Burano and Murano. For those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit these islands, Easter Monday could be the perfect opportunity to discover the colourful houses of Burano, for example. For those who want to delve into the unknown, between myth and magic, why not visiting the island of Torcello? 

The island of Torcello lies in the north-eastern part of the Venetian Lagoon, not far from Burano. Setting foot on this island will seem like reliving an atmosphere of ancient times, amid nature, silence and art, since the area is inhabited by only 11 residents: the small island is silent and lush, the canals are narrow and crossed by just two small bridges, including the famous Devil's Bridge, whose legend we discuss here. Other things to see in Torcello include the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta with its very large Byzantine-style mosaic depicting the Last Judgement and the Church of Santa Fosca, a typical example of Veneto-Byzantine style. 

Spending the day at the beach

Maybe sometimes people forget that Venice also has beaches where you can enjoy the sea. There are various Venetian lidos, first and foremost the Lido di Venezia. The Venetian coast, in fact, both north and south of the Venetian lagoon, has very long golden beaches that seem to stretch into infinity. The two Venetian lidos closest to the city of Venice and reachable also by means of transport, such as the vaporetto, are those of Sottomarina and Jesolo

The Sottomarina Lido is part of the quaint town of Chioggia, known as "Little Venice", which the New York Times ranked number one among the 52 places on the planet to visit in 2022.

However, the most famous seaside resort on the Veneto coast is undoubtedly Lido di Jesolo, with its 12 and a half kilometre beach of fine sand characterised by the presence of numerous piers that make its appearance unique and original. Jesolo is the ideal place to spend a relaxing day at the seaside with friends or family, enjoying the sunshine while sitting on the sand or along one of the town's piers sipping an excellent spritz.