Venice travel guide

Venice an italian city, composed of 117 small islands. It’s a floating city totally separated by canals, making her a romantic getaway and a destination for celebrities.

 Why it should be your next destination?

Either visiting Venice with your partner, your family or alone, this city will inspire you romance, happiness, joy and a lot of beautiful feelings. Every corner is a symbol of art and history. Exploring Venice with a canal tour in a Gondola is an unforgettable experience. The city is rich with monuments, museums, historical secrets and heritage. Venice is really unique.

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Is it safe?

Venice is a very safe city.  Even late at night when there are only few people in the street, you can walk out in total security.

When to go?

It’s advisable to visit Venice during the months of: April, May, September and October. When the weather is warm and beautiful. Although those months are the most expensive and crowded.

Venice carnival, is popular tourist attraction. Every February, it gives a vivacity to the cold city.

How to get there?

The closest airport to center is Venice Marco Polo Airport,  just one hour per bus. You can book your flight to venice here.

Where to stay?

Venice is full of great hotels, among them, those are the most outstanding based on their locations, services, breakfasts, rooms and the visitors satisfaction:

Hotel Antiche FigureSituated over the grand canal, near to the piazzale Roma, the hotel has an excellent location and all facilities for a comfortable stay.

Al Ponte Antico Hotel:A very welcoming hotel, with a splendid terraces and views over the canal. The visitors are treated with a lot of care and attention, making their stay a memorable souvenir.

Hotel MorescoSpacious rooms, relaxing and calm environment, kind staff and delicious breakfasts.

The Gritti PalaceA luxurious hotel with a pure italian feeling. The rooms are gorgeous with marble bathrooms. It is situated near to a luxurious shopping street.

 What to not miss?

Doge’s Palace, for History lovers:

Located in Saint Mark’s Square, Palazzo Ducale Or the Doge’s palace, is a historical beautiful palace. You will enjoy making a tour inside the marble museum contemplating artworks and architectural pieces. Every room is a mystery that  makes you feel the venetian culture.

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La Fenice Opera House, for Music and culture lovers: The opera house is an amazing building with incredibly lovely interior design. You can have a guided tour inside the opera or book to attend a performance and enjoy fantastic music in a fantasy atmosphere.

Saint Mark’s Basilica:

For Art lovers: An architectural treasure, the monument is huge and attractive. From the inside, the mosaics, artistic work and Italian masterpieces are spectacular, making visitors back to the centuries of beautiful art.

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 Where to eat in venice?

Riviera: Special

An exceptional and professional service, you can taste different dishes with a view over the Giudecca canal. The atmosphere is perfect for special occasions.

Osteria Boccadoro: Traditional

A calm and beautiful restaurant, offering traditional dishes. Far from the tourist sites, the restaurant has an authentic style with venetian food and fresh seafood.

Arte Della Pizza: Fast

Very delicious take away pizza. The restaurant offers different types of italian pizza satisfying all tastes. It’s really inexpensive comparing to other pizza restaurants in Venice.
Riva Rosa: Romantic
Situated in the colorful island of Burano, the Riva Rosa is a seafood restaurant. It’s decorated with finesse and elegance. They have a stunning roof terrace, perfect for couples, but you have to book it well in advance.

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How to get around?

Although walking is very amusing activity in Venice we can use those mean of transport to discover the city:

  • Buses: The water buses called vaporetti and road buses are always available during the day and evening. If you will use public transport often, you can buy a tourist travel card to save money.
  • Water taxis, speedy but expensive.
  • Gondola: Venice special boat, more a ride than a transport but it’s very expensive.

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