Venice, Italy

Venice is a port city in the northeast of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, which extends over a set of 118 small islands separated by a network of channels, connected by bridges. It lies between the estuaries of the Po and the Piave rivers all off the Venetian lagoon. Many times called as the floating city, it was built on piles of oak and alder installed in the sandy soil. Of its 177 channels, the most important is the Big Canal and the main islands are the Lido, Burano, Murano, Torcello and San Michele that is the island cemetery of the city. Venice has six districts, the most important, San Marco, is the center of the city and the second largest is Cannareggio where we find the railway station and it continues to the Rialto. The city is known as pedestrian and channels are the road with many boats and famous gondolas that give the city a special feature known worldwide. To see: Piazza San Marco and its campanile, Doges Palace, the Academy Galleries, the Campanile of Saint George Maggiore, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, the Bridge of freedom, Piazzale Roma, the Camp Saint Stephen, among others.

Tips

Arriving at Venice Marco Polo Airport, which is located on the mainland at the edge of the lagoon, you have buses, water taxis and water buses to get into town. If you arrive by car, there is an ample parking on the artificial island of Tronchetto where you can take the shuttle monorail (People Mover) that takes you to Piazzale Roma. Another option is to leave the car in Mestre or Marghera and take the bus to Venice (15 minutes approximately). Enjoy your stay to visit some of its most important islands like Murano, Burano e Lido. You can do this by taking public transport like the vaporetto (water bus). If you want a gondola ride, it’s better to do it in a group because it is quite expensive.

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