The magical city of Venice, romantic and beautiful with its architecture and its artworks are located on numerous small islands that belong to the Venetian Lagoon which is connected to the Adriatic Sea by Porto di Lido.
Top attractions and events in Venice
The prestigious Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival attract visitors from everywhere in the world for their cultural, artistic, cinematic and musical productions. During the festivals, you can spot many A list celebrities cruising in a Venice water taxi.
Most famous attractions in Venice are St Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, the Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge, The Arsenal, and the Galleria dell'Accademia. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination, attracting thousands of visitors.
Shopping, dining and accommodation in Venice
In the San Marco area, you can find plenty of top fashion designer outlets. Going down from the Piazza San Marco to the Rialto area, the Mercerie and the nearby Calle Dei Fabbri have been the main shopping streets in Venice. Whether you are looking for high fashion, antiques, furniture or home accessories, rest assured that shopping in Venice will provide you with a vast choice. You can buy fantastic masks and costumes throughout the city - the Laboratorio Artigiano Maschere in Castello specialises in traditional mask making. Venetian glass, especially from the island of Murano, is also a speciality.
Seafood is the most significant part of Venetian cuisine, as are polenta and rice. There are many restaurants, some of which are Avogaria restaurant, Antiche Carampane, Vino da Gigio, Fiaschetteria Toscana, Testiere, Anice Stellato or Da Marisa. Through Venice, you can find numerous bars, pubs, cafés, located at Piazza San Marco and the north-western foot of the Rialto bridge.
Near Venice, you will find several Campsites including Camping Marina di Venezia, Camping Union Lido and Lido di Jesolo. Venice airport is also a good starting point for your ski trip to the Dolomites and the famous ski resorts or Selva di Val Gardena, Canazei and Corvara.
Railway, bus and water transport in Venice
Venice has six areas: Cannaregio, San Marco, Castello, Santa Croce, San Polo and the Dorsoduro. Cars are banned, so the only way to get around the city is by foot or by water.
The primary public transportation in Venice is the public boat Vaporetto. The first one goes along the Grand Canal from the train station and makes many stops so that you can get a good overview of the city. There are also many water taxis, but getting one can be difficult.
There are two railway stations in Venice: Venice Santa Lucia station and Venice Mestre (on the mainland, convenient for connections to Milan, Verona, and the rest of Italy).
Busitalia Sita Nord buses regularly connect Venice Airport to the city of Padova. Terravision operates some additional buses.
The Terminal Venezia Passeggeri or Venice Cruise Terminal consists of two main areas: the Marittima basin, which handles the largest ships, and the San Basilio pier, which is just around the corner in the Giudecca Canal. We can always arrange a private Venice cruise terminal transportation for you, quickly and efficiently, which you can find on our website City Airport Taxis.
Arrange transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport
Marco Polo Airport is the main airport that serves the area of Venice. It is the fourth-busiest airport in Italy with 11 million annual passengers, and it mostly serves low-cost airlines like Wizz Air and Ryanair. Our service offers airport transfers from Marco Polo to Mestre, Padova, Abano Terme, Adria and many other locations.
You can pre-book your Venice private water taxi for transfers from Venice Airport to Venice Lido, Venice apartments or any Venice City hotel as well as the Venice Cruise Terminal with City Airport Taxis.We offer an airport transfer service in most Italian cities. They are Bergamo, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Milan, Naples, Olbia, Pisa, Treviso, Turin, Venice, Verona.
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