About Venice

Think Venice and gondolas and canals spring to mind. The 'City of Canals', one of the numerous sobriquets lavished on the city, is spread across 118 islands in northeast Italy. That it has canals for roads is just one of its charms. The Venetian magic is also seen in its numerous churches and palaces, many of which are celebrated museums containing priceless art and artifacts, mouthwatering cuisine, music, and fashion. The city was associated with major art movements such as the Renaissance and was a major financial center in the 14th century.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Venice is one of those places you never forget. 

 

Public Transport System

Boats are the main mode of travel in Venice. There are different kinds of boat services:Vaporetto is the waterbus. It is used to travel within Venice or to go to the lagoon islands. It has a fixed schedule and stops.Alilaguna is a waterbus. It ferries people from and back to the airport. It has a fixed schedule, but it has fewer stops Water taxi is a wooden boat. It can carry up to 8 people. It moves along the canals of VeniceGondola is the traditional boat. It is only used for sightseeing. Routes are fixedTraghetto is a boat used to cross Canal Grande with a few dedicated stopsCycling: Bicycles are not allowed in central Venice, but you can use them on islands such as Lido, which has great beachesCar: Lido and Pellestrina islands allow road traffic. Car rental companies Avis, Hertz, Europcar have offices in VeniceMonorail: The Venice People Mover connects Tronchetto and Pizzale Roma

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Private water taxi

Adult: 110 euros 

*Transfer time: 25 minutes

Shared water taxi

Adult: 25 euros per person 

*Transfer time: waiting time at the airport (10-45 minutes) + 25-40 minutes on the boat (depending on the number of passengers and the drop-off order) + walk to your hotel

*Alilaguna (waterbus from Marco Polo airport) 

Adult: 15 euros for a single ticket

Vaporetto (Waterbus)

Adult: 7.50 euros for a one-way ticket. Vaid for 75 minutes

Frequency varies according to time of day

Gondola

80 euros for 40 minutes (daytime)

Car

Lido and Pellestrina islands allow road traffic. Car rental companies Avis, Hertz, Europcar have offices in Venice

Monorail

The Venice People Mover connects Tronchetto and Pizzale Roma

Adult: 1.5 euros for a single ticket
 

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.17
Cup of Coffee USD 1.17
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.17
Rice/Kg USD 2.34
White Bread USD 2.34
Eggs (12) USD 3.51
Combo Meal USD 9.37
Fine Dining USD 58.54
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.34
Domestic Beer USD 5.85
Imported Beer USD 4.68
Bottle of Wine USD 5.85
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.85
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.17
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.34
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1046.70
Dos.
  • Do some research before you head to Venice
  • Do validate the tickets before boarding a Vaporetto
  • Don’t feed the birds 
  • Don’t smoke on boats or on docking stations
  • Beware of pickpockets
  • Do keep to the right in the most crowded streets 
  • Do book a hotel near a Water Taxi Stop
  • Be prepared to get lost
 
Don’ts.
  • Don’t forget your travel umbrella and boots
  • Don’t attempt to see all the sights. Pick a few and see them well
  • Don’t take a gondola ride. Take a boat tour instead
  • Don’t sit down in the alleys or on bridges

 

Night Life

Venice is not renowned for its nightlife. However, there is no shortage of great cafes, bars, theatres, and casinos. Try Caffe Florian near St. Mark's Square, the world's oldest running cafe (established in 1720). It was frequented by Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, and Goethe. Then there's Harry's Bar, another Venice heavyweight. Located at Calle Vallaresso, the bar was apparently a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. Other notable customers included Peggy Guggenheim, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Woody Allen. If you love music, there are great places for opera. Try the affordable Musica a Palazzo. If you want to gamble, head to the Venice Casino. 

Must See

Don't forget to walk across the Bridge of Sighs
Visit Burano for its mesmerizing colorful houses and seafood, and Murano for its glassmakers
Shop at the Rialto market

 

 

Experiences

Slip on a colorful mask and join the Venice Carnival.
Try kayaking.
Attend a concert at Scuola Grande di San Teodoro or at the grand La Fenice.
Eat gelato at Boutique del Gelato.
Indulge in authentic Venetian dishes.
Learn the art of Venetian mask decorating.
Wander and get lost.
Try fishing in the canals of Venice.

 

 

Activities

Golf Club Jesolo, 47.8 km from city center
Golf
Via Sant Andrews, 2, 30016 Jesolo VE, Italy
Sottomarina beach, 55 km from city center
Beach
Chioggia
Alta Badia, 190 km from city center
Ski
Strada Colz, 75, 39030 La Villa BZ, Italy
Venice Casino, 15.2 km from city center
Casino
Via Paliaga, 4/8, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy
Circolo Golf Venezia, 20.9 km from city center
Golf
Str. Vecchia, 1, 30126 Venezia VE, Italy
Venice Lido, 14.7 km from city center
Beach
Lido di Venezia, Central Venice
Casino di Venezia, 1.9 km from city center
Casino
Cannaregio, 2040, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Golf Ca 'della Nave, 21 km from city center
Golf
Piazza Vittoria, 14, 30030 Martellago VE, Italy

Shopping

Mercatino dell'Antiquariato
Antique Markets
Campo san Maurizio, 30120 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
2.1 km
Mercatino di San Giobbe
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Fondamenta S. Giobbe, 618, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
700m
Mercatopoli Marghera
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Piazzale Guido e Bruno Parmesan, 13, 30175 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
10km
Paper Owl
Handicrafts and Souviners
Santa Croce, 2155/A, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.1 km
Galleria Barcella
Shopping Malls
Via Bonaventura Barcella, 30174 Mestre, Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
10.8 km
Maxi Di Srl
Shopping Malls
Via Miranese, 86, 30171 Mestre VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
10.4 km
Nave de Vero
Shopping Malls
Via Pietro Arduino, 20, 30175 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
12.7 km
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Shopping Malls
Rialto Bridge, Ramo del Fontego dei Tedeschi, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.7 km

-Venetian masks -Murano Glass -Gondolier hats -Burano Lace -Marbled paper -Doorknockers -Handmade wooden puzzles -Handmade shoes -Toy boats

Official Language

Italian

Other Language

Venetian, a dialect of Italian... Read more

Spoken Language

About 29 percent of the popula... Read more

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

0.635 (Millions)

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Weather

Mist 15.41°C

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TimeZone

04:24 AM (GMT +02:00)

 

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Ambulance

118

 

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Police

112

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type L
Type L ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Venice Marco Polo Airport - VCE

Best time to visit

While the Mediterranean weather is warm throughout the year, April, May, September, and October stand out for their cool winds. More importantly, there's fewer people in these months.

Moderate time to visit

November, December, January, February, and March:Winter in Venice means occasional flooding, shorter lines, lower prices, and fewer tourists.

Worst time to visit

June, July, August:Hot weather and plenty of tourists

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 8.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 2.40

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 50.00

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