Venice, also known as “La Serenissima” which means “the most serene” continues to enchant travelers all over the world. A city built entirely on water, Venice defies the imagination. You have to witness it for yourself to unravel its magic. On your upcoming visit, be ready to fall in love, get in touch with your inner artist, and be in pure awe as you walk around the streets of this vibrant town. To ensure one unforgettable escapade, the tripcentral.ca team came up with a quick and simple overview just for you!
Getting around Venice. All major airlines fly into Marco Polo, which is the closest airport to central Venice; followed by Treviso which is 70 minutes away by bus from Piazzale Roma and used by majority of the low-cost airlines. Water transfers into the historical centre is a 10 minute walk from the arrivals section. Although porters are available for free at busy times, visitors should still be prepared for a hike. Taxis are also available at the left as you exit of the Marco Polo airport. Or you may opt for the reasonably priced public bus options: ACTV local buses and ATVO direct coaches which can both take you to Piazzale Roma.
It is important to remember that on Sundays and holidays, and early mornings and late nights, public transportation in and around Venice operates on different time schedules.
Where to Stay
Hotel Moresco (5 Stars)
Located just a short walk from the Piazalle Roma and the railway station, the hotel features the perfect combination of comfort and accessibility. It also highlights a surprising blend of Mediterranean and modern influences.
Hotel Abano Ritz (5 Stars)
Situated in the lovely town of Abano Terme, Hotel Abano Ritz offers various soothing spa treatments ideal for travelers seeking a reclusive escape.
Le Terrazze Hotel & Residence (4 stars)
An affordable hotel located in Sorrento, Le Terrazze Hotel & Residence is perfect for travelers looking for both relaxation and value.
Piazza San Marco
The Piazza San Marco also referred to as St. Mark’s Square is the principal public square in Venice. It is lined with elegant historic buildings, posh cafes, and is seen as the living testimony of Venice’s links with Byzantium.
The best way to get to know the Grand Canal is by boarding a vaporetto. Tickets can be purchased at most stops, at tabacchi (tobacconists) and at Hellovenezia offices. Tickets for single trips cost €6.50 per hour, €16 per 12 hours, and €18 for 24 hours.
Vivaldi in Venice
Experiencing Vivaldi in Venice is an absolute must. So make sure to check out Venice Baroque Orchestra or La Fenice during your visit. Musical events also take place in Venice’s churches – St. Mark’s basilica holds a dash of ceremonial concerts throughout the year, so there’s plenty of options for you to choose from.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th century art. It features a very rich collection of Venetian paintings from Veneto as well, from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century to the artists of the Renaissance. It is essentially a one-stop-shop of Venice’s paramount artistic jewels!
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