Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, is a wonderful destination
There is no other city like Venice. It has 180 canals and 450 bridges connecting 118 small islands and magnificent buildings. Built on a lagoon, with stunning architecture, rich in museums, squares, magnificent churches and palaces, Venice with its surreal beauty, is a dream city!
The birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi, Marco Polo and Casanova, the city that inspired the author Ernest Hemingway, Venice, the capital of Veneto, is an entire attraction.
Begin exploring the city by visiting Venice's famous and largest square, St. Mark's Square and its imposing Cathedral, an 11th-century architectural masterpiece. In St. Mark's Square, the famous Doge's Palace awaits you for a time tour. From here you will move to the famous Bridge of Sighs which stands out for its unique renaissance architecture and beautiful sculptures.
Visit the amazing Gallery of the Academy and admire masterpieces by Titian, Canaletto Carpaccio etc. Take a vaporetto tour of the Grand Canal to experience the unique experience of the route through the waterfront of Venice. Admire other visual crafts such as Ca ’d’Oro and Palazzo Grassi, gliding under the fairytale Rialto Bridge. Surrender to the temptation of a romantic gondola ride at sunset to enjoy the magic of illuminated Venice.
Be sure to visit the island of Murano, home of the famous crystals produced here since the 13th century and be in Venice in February to experience, at least once in your life, the unique experience of the most famous carnival in the world.
Enjoy Venice’s exquisite local cuisine
The gastronomic soul of Venice is located in the Rialto and in the historic 16th century bridge food market. In the trattorias around the market and in the Venetian taverns (osterie) you can try some of the traditional dishes: cod cooked with wine and capers, a la Casanova tongue, risotto with cuttlefish, steamed oysters with garlic, fish soups, sardines sweet and sour onions (sarde in saor), a classic dish dating back to the 13th century. And of course do not miss the carpaccio, the dish with thin slices of beef fillet, one of the most famous dishes of Italian cuisine. The best way to accompany these dishes is with an authentic Grappa, the national drink of the Italians. If you want to try some of the traditional sweets, we recommend Galani (doubles) and Fritelle (donuts).
The best season to visit Venice
Spring, summer and early autumn are the most beautiful periods in terms of temperature and weather. However, these are the busiest times. To avoid large crowds, and you are not afraid of the cold, you can visit it in late autumn or in winter. Venice, after all, is beautiful all year round.
How to move around Venice
Transport from/to Venice
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is 10 km from the historic city center. There is a wide variety of transfers from the airport to the city. Choose from buses, taxis and boats. Alilaguna water buses connect the airport with Piazza San Marco and take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. By car you can reach the city by ACTV city bus which will take you to piazzale Roma in 20 minutes. The route by land taxi costs about 25 euros but with water taxi it is much more expensive.
Transportation in Venice
Cars are not allowed in the center of Venice. The best way to move is on foot or vaporetto. An alternative way to cross the Grand Canal is by public gondola. For a more direct service to a specific destination, the only option is to take a sea taxi, but this is an expensive method of transportation.