suspended on the water
Venice is without any doubts one of the most picturesque, suggestive, and beautiful cities of the world.
The water in every corner of the city, the canals, the Gondole, they all make this city unique.
Its origin date back to 451 A.D. when people found refuge on the islands from the barbarians.
Where to sleep in Venice
Being a holiday destination, find a place to sleep won't be a problem, don't waste time researching, I already did it for you.
Another solution could be to rent an apartment. If you are a group or a big family, you could save a lot of money!
Flights from Venice
Venice Marco Polo Airport is the international airport of Venice, located on the mainland. it features flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.
There is another airport located in the Venice area, Treviso Airport, which is sometimes unofficially labeled as Venice-Treviso and mostly serves low-cost airlines, mainly Ryanair and Wizz Air.
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What to do in Venice
One thing for sure, you'll walk a lot. In every corner, there is a wonder to see. Squares, bridges, museums, little shops, endless bars and restaurants. Oh, and if you love to gamble, don't miss the famous Venice Casinò!
Churches to see in Venice
Hundreds of churches and monuments to see, let me guide you.
top beautiful churches in venice
The climate in Venice
Summer in Venice begins in June, with steady rainfall the evening showers can come as a much-needed relief from the heat. You'll probably find high heat and humidity too.
Despite this, July and August are the peak tourist months and the city becomes almost entirely booked out.
Autumn and Spring see pleasantly warm days with refreshingly cool nights. If you can avoid peak season in Venice, it is recommended that you do so. The best times to visit the city are April through until June, or September and October.
January is the coldest month, with hours and hours of light rain. But don't be afraid of cold because here you can read an article on what to do in Venice in winter.
Venice has suffered high tides ever since it was founded. The term Acqua Alta (high water) is used to describe the phenomenon when the level of the lagoon rises above the level of squares and streets, causing flooding. This occurs irregularly every 4 years or so.
Where to eat in Venice
The Venice cuisine is characterized by strong flavors. The traditional dishes are the polenta, rice, cod. A wide variety of fish, goose, chicken, and pigeons.
top romantic, on canal grande, restaurant and bacari
Shopping in Venice
Rialto market, don't miss it, one of the oldest markets of Venice. Near Rialto bridge, is held every day but Sunday. It's always crowded with tourists and local citizens.
Other than souvenir shops, you'll also find big brands shops. The heart of these shops is via delle Mercerie, between San Marco square and Rialto.
No better place for a gift if you are on honeymoon.
shopping in venice, an itinerary guide
Transport in Venice
The Vaporetto is the local public transport, the equivalent of a bus. The ticket price is €6,50 for an hour. The day-ticket price is €14. There also the possibility to buy time-tickets of 24, 36, 48, 76 hours.
For your own fun, you can visit the city from a Gondola but be aware, the price is not cheap! A 30 minutes tour is about €80 with an add of €40 every 20 minutes surplus. A night tour is €100 with €50 of surplus.
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